Rancho Santa Fe residents to chair Ronald McDonald House benefit


Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego is bringing together some of San Diego’s most notable philanthropists for a “storybook” evening of giving with this year’s ROMP gala theme “Once Upon a Time.”

The benefit will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6-11 p.m. at the Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe.

Revelers will enjoy celebrity entertainment by Grammy Award-winning act Boyz II Men, a seated dinner, silent and live auction, and raffle for a new 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250.

This year’s ROMP fundraiser is being organized with the help of a trio of Rancho Santa Fe residents: Event Chair Fernanda Whitworth and Honorary Chairs Susan & Bill Hoehn.

The Hoehns of Hoehn Motors donated the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 for this year’s car raffle. Raffle tickets are $100 and can be purchased through Oct. 15 at, and winners do not need to be present to win.

Proceeds from the gala and raffle benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of SanDiego, which provides a “home away from home” to families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals.

Tickets for the ROMP gala, which begin at $500, can be purchased by calling 858-598-2445 or visiting