Rudy Giuliani to be featured speaker at ‘Solutions for Change’ fundraiser


Rudy Giuliani, 107th mayor of New York City (1994-2001), will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 22 fundraising dinner “An Evening to Remember…with Rudy Giuliani,” at La Costa Resort & Spa, which benefits Vista-based nonprofit North County Solutions for Change. The event will include a dinner, silent and live auctions, and Giuliani’s keynote address.

Solutions for Change has worked since 1999 to solve family homelessness in North County. In that time, the organization has saved taxpayers more than $28 million by helping families permanently solve their homelessness. The organization’s Solutions University program gives individuals access to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to become and stay self-sufficient. Proceeds will benefit the Solutions for Change Finding Our Way Home initiative, whose goal is to lead 200 families and their 400 children out of homelessness within three years.

“We encourage everyone in the community to attend this inspiring fundraiser,” said Solutions president and CEO Chris Megison. “This is an opportunity to hear one of the landmark leaders of our time while helping Solutions for Change solve family homelessness in North County.”

Giuliani led New York City through a tumultuous and challenging time. Under his leadership, more than 640,000 people were moved from the welfare rolls to the dignity of self-sufficiency, the overall crime rate was reduced 56 percent and the murder rate declined by two-thirds. Giuliani is widely acknowledged for extraordinary leadership when the city confronted its greatest challenge—the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001.

Last year, Solutions for Change’s fundraiser featured keynote speaker Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009) and distinguished Stanford University professor. “People are still talking about last year’s An Evening to Remember…with Condoleezza Rice,” said Megison. “We expect this year’s Evening to Remember to be bigger, better and even more memorable.”

More information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities is available at or by calling (760) 941-6545 ext. 320.