Save the Date

  • Jun
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Rendezvous In The Zoo
    Location: Online - View Map

    San Diego Zoo Global presents The Roaring 20s: 

    Puttin’ on the R·I·T·Z


    June 20, 2020 Rendezvous in the Zoo (R·I·T·Z) is the premiere gala fundraiser for San Diego Zoo Global and this year we’re going virtual! 

    We may not be able to gather like we used to, but we're not letting that stop the party! Don your newsboy caps and strings of pearls (or your fanciest pajama set) for this one-night-only event. 

    Your support of the R·I·T·Z virtual event will contribute to the newly launched Critical Needs Campaign, focused on meeting the most urgent needs of wildlife at the Zoo and Safari Park as well as countless endangered species around the globe. 

    The “mane” event is free with a virtual speakeasy open to all, but you can elevate your experience with one of the upgraded ticket options featuring our “event in a box” with bubbly for a toast, gourmet dinner, and more—delivered straight to you!  

    Where: Online 

    When: June 20, 2020 at 7:00pm with an exclusive VIP virtual event for paying guests at 6:00pm. 

    As an international nonprofit organization, San Diego Zoo Global works to fight extinction through conservation efforts for plants and animals worldwide. With a history of leadership in species recovery and animal care, San Diego Zoo Global works with partners in science-based field programs on six continents, and maintains sanctuaries and public education facilities in many places. 

    Inspiring a passion for nature is critical to saving species, and San Diego Zoo Global’s outreach efforts share the wonder of wildlife with millions of people every year. 

    Current major conservation initiatives include fighting wildlife trafficking and the impacts of climate change on wildlife species; broad-spectrum species and habitat protection efforts in Kenya, Peru and on islands worldwide; preventing extinction in our own backyard; and expanding efforts to bank critical genetic resources and apply them to the conservation of critically endangered species. 

    To learn more, visit or connect with us on Facebook. 
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  • Jul
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    USD Wine Classic
    Location: Joan Kroc Garden of the Sea - View Map


    Please check back soon for details regarding the 2020 Wine Classic event. In the meantime, please Save the Date for Sunday, July 12, 2020

    The Wine Classic is the Alumni Association’s signature scholarship fundraising event and has become San Diego’s “can’t miss” event of the summer!   

    This exceptional wine-tasting event has raised more than $550,000 for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Wine Classic was founded by the USD Alumni Association Board of Directors and is held on the USD campus in the beautiful Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice,  Garden of the Sea overlooking Mission Bay. More than 700 wine aficionados from across Southern California will enjoy tastes from approximately 30 wineries (owned or operated by USD alumni, parents, and friends), gourmet food, and live entertainment. Guests also have the opportunity to participate in the Wine Wall, Silent Auction, Wine Classic Signature Raffle, and have the chance to purchase Wine Classic mementos.

    You are welcome to visit the USD Wine Classic site to learn even more about this amazing event! 

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  • Aug
    7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
    Las Patronas Jewel Ball
    Location: La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club - View Map


    About The Ball:

    On the first Saturday in August for the past 74 years, Las Patronas has welcomed guests at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, which is transformed for one evening into a magical black tie event. The annual Jewel Ball is a celebration of a yearlong effort by the 50 members of Las Patronas to raise support for our worthy beneficiaries. The Jewel Ball is unique among other charity events in San Diego – held without a live auction or paddle raise – guests are treated to an exceptionally fun night of dining and dancing under the stars in celebration of our nonprofit beneficiaries and generous supporters.

    The first Jewel Ball gala was held in 1947 – attracting 200 guests, and raising $1,357. At that time, La Patronas included 14 members who contributed handmade decorations. Today, the 50 active members of Las Patronas proudly carry on the traditions of our founding members. We still build the design elements offsite and transport them, piece by piece, to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club to ultimately create one of San Diego’s best fêtes, The Jewel Ball.

    The 74th Jewel Ball, 20/20 Spectacular, will represent the definition of spectacular, “beautiful in an eye-catching way.” It will engage guests in a stunning evening of opulence, while encompassing a fun, interactive play on vision. The use of pattern, light, texture, motion, and artwork will delight guests from beginning to end. From the unique entrance, to the splendid use of lights and florals in the pool, guests will be mesmerized by dramatic displays. Traveling into the ballroom, guests will be surrounded by starbursts and fireworks against a dark, navy sky. Bright fuchsia accents amidst aerial displays and twinkling stars will beckon all to look to the heavens! It will beautiful! It will be grand! It will be unexpected! It will be...Spectacular!

    Las Patronas invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of the 74th Jewel Ball. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 8, 2020, for a spectacular evening at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

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  • Aug
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Women Of Vision Luncheon
    Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - View Map

    The Women's Auxiliary of SD County enhances TSA programs through fundraising, donations, advocacy and hands on volunteer efforts; and in turn, help those in crisis - to heal, to develop, and learn new skills.

    The Women's Auxiliary is a non-profit, benevolent organization compromised of caring, dedicated women. As a major philanthropic organization in San Diego county, your membership helps support many altruistic activities, programs, and individuals in need.

    Today's luncheon will honor 12 ladies of distinction for the continuous support within the San Diego community.

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  • Aug
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Symphony At The Salk
    Location: Salk Institute - View Map


    Singer and actor Josh Groban performs with the San Diego Symphony for the 25th annual edition of “Symphony at Salk: A Concert Under the Stars.”

    The reception and dinner will be held outdoors at the institute with all proceeds from the event going in further support of on-going research.

    Groban, the top-selling male vocalist of this century, with over 20 million albums sold has been on top of both the pop and classical-music charts worldwide.

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  • Sep
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Faces4Pets Bags & Baubles
    Location: Private Residence Rancho Santa Fe - View Map

    On Sunday, September 13, you are invited to spend the afternoon shopping for a cause at a beautiful private estate in Rancho Santa Fe. 

    FACE'S 10th Annual Bags & Baubles silent auction will feature a gorgeous collection of new and "gently loved" designer handbags, vegan handbags, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses, and men's items

    In addition to the great shopping at Bags & Baubles, guests will be treated to wine, gourmet appetizers, and delicious desserts. There will also be a 10+ luxe opportunity drawing prizes.

    Register at
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  • Sep
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Dream On Concert 2020 Gala
    Location: Private Residence La Jolla CA


    Our annual Dream On Concert Gala is attended by over 600 philanthropists, community, and business leaders dedicated to creating a brighter future for foster children™.

    Join us for this extraordinary event featuring a sunset cocktail reception, and elegant dinner prepared by acclaimed Executive Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille. 

    The private concert will follow immediately. Each year is a sell out and raises critical funds benefiting San Diego County foster youth of all ages.

    6:00 pm  Reception, Dinner, Live Auction & Concert

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  • Sep
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    IF Rock & Roll Avalanche

    Additional details forthcoming.

    To achieve maximum, lasting efficacy for patients, IF supports research that integrates the most powerful elements of these different immunotherapies and technologies. This precision immunotherapy approach, pioneered between leaders at University of California - San Diego and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, looks at an individual's biology as the starting point for designing therapies. 

    Treatments are tailored to the unique aspects of an individual's cancer, leveraging their own immune system to most effectively battle disease.This approach offers virtually endless applications - it is unbound by the restrictions that exist on other kinds of therapies.
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  • Oct
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    SD Humane Society Fur Ball
    Location: San Diego Humane Society - View Map

    San Diego's premiere dog-friendly gala, the annual Fur Ball includes a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, an exquisite vegetarian meal and an unforgettable after-party!

    For information about Fur Ball, please email
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  • Oct
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    United Way Of San Diego
    Location: PetCo Park - View Map

    Kicking off in January of 2020, our Centennial Celebration will include a series of monthly events and activities showcasing ten decades of impact and the successful partnerships forged over those years. 

    The ongoing celebrations will cap with United Way’s Centennial Gala on October 10, 2020.Join over 600 business and community leaders as we come together to celebrate the 100-year legacy United Way has across the San Diego region. 

    Whether attending one of the signature events throughout the year or the Gala, the Centennial Celebration is sure to be 10 months you do not want to miss!
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  • Oct
    6:00 pm - 11:50 pm
    Jewels Of The Earth Gala
    Location: Fairbanks Ranch Country Club - View Map


    LOCATION: Fairbanks Ranch Country Club 

    Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 32nd Annual Gala will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.

    Join us for an evening of tropical escape to the exotic and lavish forests of the Earth. Delight your senses and dine with twenty of San Diego’s finest restaurants, enjoy refreshing cocktails, silent and live auctions and dancing to live music until the edge of midnight.

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