8th annual 10 Best Dressed Awards Gala benefits Moyer Foundation


Leonard Simpson’s 8th annual 10 Best Dressed Awards Gala Oct. 23 presented by Fashion Forward honored San Diego philanthropists who “Dress Everyday with the Gloves of Compassion and a Coat of Courage.” Proceeds from this year’s gala will benefit The Moyer Foundation.

Rancho Santa Fe residents Karen Moyer and her husband, Jamie, a former World Series Champion pitcher, started The Moyer Foundation in 2000 to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction. The Foundation has two signature camp programs that together reach over 4,000 children annually at more than 50 locations nationwide, including San Diego.

The gala was held at Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Omni La Costa Resorts San Diego in Carlsbad.

The honorees for 2015 include:

Dr. John Alksne, Rod Alan Baker, Bradford Benter, François Ferré, Ph.D., Tom Forsyth, Dennis Green, Mark A. Krasner, Esq., Jeremy Mariage, Bob Morris, Jamie Moyer, Taylor Baldwin, Marti Gellens-Stubbs, Jacqueline Grande, Angela Krasner, Mary Lyman, Magda Marquet, Karen Moyer, Angie Preisendorfer, Margo Schwab, Lorna York and Deena Von Yokes.

This year’s gala also paid tribute to Sally B. Thornton, who co-founded the 10 Best Dressed Awards with Leonard Simpson. Thornton, a renowned philanthropist and one of San Diego’s most beloved business and community leaders, passed away in June. A special presentation was also made to a group of honorees for their dedication to supporting military families in the San Diego community.

Honorary event chairs for 2015 were Jo Ann Kilty, Mary Lyman, Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston with Ray and Daran Grimm acting as event chairs.

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Photos by McKenzie Images.