‘Run for the Roses’ gala to benefit Rancho Santa Fe Community Center

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will hold its 44th annual gala titled “Run for the Roses” at the beautiful Del Mar Country Club on Saturday, May 2.

The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with mint juleps, live jazz, silent auction, hosted bar and Kentucky Derby-inspired appetizers. The evening will continue until 11 p.m., and include a three-course gourmet dinner, exciting live auction, and dancing to the band Atomic Groove.

“Our gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we put a lot into making it a great night for all,” said Linda Durket, executive director of the Community Center. “This year we’re especially excited with the Kentucky Derby theme, as the race will take place on the same day. The Del Mar Country Club is the ideal location and we’re thrilled to hold the event there.”

The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo — The Private Bank; the Kim family; the Wohlford family, Ranch & Coast magazine and Latham Watkins, LLP. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Tickets are $300 per guest and many sponsorship packages include seating. Call the Community Center at 858-756-2461 or visit to buy tickets or to become a sponsor. All proceeds support the RSF Community Center, a non-profit 501(c)3.