The Fleet Science Center brought the famous MythBusters to San Diego with the MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition which recently opened in Balboa Park. Featuring live demonstrations, some of the show’s momentous experiments, and the opportunity to put some of the greatest myths to the test, fans were wowed by all that the new immersive experience had to offer. The shows new hosts were on hand to meet fans and personally. Remember, kids, the only difference between messing around and science is writing it down!
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace celebrated its rich 135-year history with their 33rd Annual Gala and Auction: Soir en Noir et Blanc. The black and white event exuded grace and elegance with a night of exquisite beverages and dining. Proceeds of the event supported the school’s tradition of educating girls in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and raised funds for their incredible students and programs.
The Inaugural Coaching Corps San Diego Game Changer Awards honors the influential profession of coaching and those who have helped mold the teams and professionals who make sports so exhilarating. The event also featured recognized athletes Trevor Hoffman, John Lynch, Jr., as well as former SDSU Aztecs Brian Russell and Casey Brown. The event was proudly sponsored by Manchester Financial Group, Wells Fargo and more.
Giving Back Magazine is proud to be the Official Magazine Sponsor of the 25th Anniversary of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. The kickoff party was a delightful mix of music and culture featuring live music and film celebrities. Guests had the opportunity to enjoy one of the largest and well-respected Latino film festivals in the world with films from across Latin America and the United States.
The annual tradition of The Crew Classic and its Sunday Brunch by the Bay are time-honored and beloved traditions in San Diego. With athletes from all over the United States participating in rowing races, fans cheer on their teams along the shores of Mission Bay. The Brunch is held in a large tent at the finish line, giving the best view of the races!
At the 17Th Annual Black and White Ball, the Association of Corporate Counsel hosted a sophisticated evening of fun and networking for over 700 attorneys and corporate firms, while also giving back to those in need. This year’s beneficiary was South Bay Community Services which provides valuable programs such as their Domestic Violence Response Team and more.
SPRITES of East County is a mother-daughter philanthropic organization that is dedicated to supporting and encouraging giving back within their communities. With over 200 members, SPRITES has been able to make a significant impact through over 5,000 hours of volunteer activities each year since 1968. Their Annual Gala recognized their half-century of accomplishments and provided support to continue their legacy.
Eva and Alex Nemeth always sought to improve lives, especially those of the most helpless. After their deaths, the Alexander and Eva Nemeth Foundation has continued that spirit of philanthropy. The Nemeth Foundation continues to give to causes around California consistent with the mission of the Foundation. Recently, Phyllis Parrish organized a dinner to help introduce the Nemeth Foundation to leaders of the community and to honor their continued contributions to America’s Finest City.
Each year, The Lions of Judah, a renowned group of Jewish female philanthropists, individually each give over $5,000. The group is made up of hundreds of local women who are passionate about giving back through the Jewish Federation of San Diego. Through this annual donation, these women make a difference in the future of Jewish culture. World-wide, the group has over 17,000 members making changes around the world!
A towering icon within the vibrant Central Business District, Fairmont Austin is uniquely located amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek and directly connected to the Austin Convention Center. The largest hotel in Austin recently opened its doors with a grand opening celebration with guests visiting from all over the world, including San Diego! This property was the first developed by the son of Papa Doug Manchester, Douglas W. Manchester who now calls Austin home.