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Mission Federal Credit Union delivered a special holiday surprise to the San Diego Center for Children which provides care to over 1,000 children and families each day who struggle with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They donated, delivered and decorate 14 trees for the residential cottages, as well as 12 mini trees for each classroom at the Center’s Academy.

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The New Children’s Museum’s annual fundraising gala, Studio 200 on Island Totally 80s Birthday Bash, turned back the hands of time to sweep guests back into the 80’s. Dressed in attire paying tribute to the fashion of the decade, attendees enjoyed an evening of mingling and dancing to the musical stylings of the era’s best bands and stars. These annual over-the-top parties have become a signature of the New children’s Museum and looked forward to by all!

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The Annual Holiday Luncheon was recently hosted at Frisco’s to benefit Just in Time for Foster Youth. Guests attending the luncheon brought a gift to benefit JIT’s program. Just in Time is helping transition-age foster youth, ages 18-26, achieve self-sufficiency and well-being in San Diego. The elegant ladies in attendance enjoyed sharing time with each other and learning about the important programs Just In Time offers changing the lives of the region’s youth.

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Ice skating is a classic pastime that many would miss out on without the annual Holiday by the Bay hosted by the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Despite our lack of snowy temperatures, families were able to ice skate throughout the holiday season, warm up in a fire-side lounge, and enjoy other festive activities including sledding hill, Santa’s Village and more, all while supporting their event partner, USO San Diego.

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Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) recently hosted an open house at the Campus in Barrio Logan. Guests met the students and heard their stories first hand. They also enjoyed home food, including the best tamales in Southern California, all made by BLCI parents as the students gave tours of the facilities.

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David Wellis, PH.D. and the San Diego Blood Bank Foundation welcomed guests for an engaging and inspiring conversation on the latest projects in cell therapy and precision medicine. Guests learned about SDBB’S initiatives that will revolutionize how they improve health and treat disease.

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USO San Diego, The Diamond Source and Reena Horowitz hosted a holiday reception and shopping event, which featured a special display of jewelry and fine gemstones, allowed attendees to give to loved ones and give back to their community in true holiday spirt. Event proceeds benefitted USO San Diego and their services for active-duty, reserve, guard and military families.

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Annie Navarra opened her home to thank generous donors for their support of Father Joe’s Villages. Established in 1950 to serve San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty, Father Joe’s Villages has grown to include a comprehensive campus and programs that house and serve over 2,000 people nightly.

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Since MAAC’s beginnings in 1965, its focus has remained constant: to help individuals and families create the lives they want and deserve. Today, MAAC provides life-changing services to over 35,000 individuals annually throughout San Diego County. To continue to make a difference they recently hosted their annual MAAC Soiree presented by Southwest Airlines attended by community leaders and long-time supporters.

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Taking care of their families, While they protect ours.

The SEAL Family Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. To help raise funds they hosted a bowling tournament where friends and supporters let the good times roll competing all for a good cause. The event hosted an amazing military themed silent auction and will surely to amaze all at their gala next year!

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