Save the Date

  • Jun
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Rendezvous In The Z00
    Location: Virtual Live Event


    PDTA global event benefiting wildlife in San Diego and around the world.  Because when wildlife thrives, all life thrives.

    Together, we’ll travel the planet, discovering the extraordinary wildlife that you save, protect, and care for—in San Diego and in native habitats across the globe. 

    Dive into the world’s oceans, traverse Amazonia, and venture through the heart of Australian forests as you explore the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance conservation efforts you make possible as an ally for wildlife. 

    We’re bringing Earth’s diverse ecosystems right into your home, while you party the night away!
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  • Jun
    12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rendezvous In The Zoo
    Location: Online Auction


    Stake your claim on one-of-a-kind and exclusive items you cannot find anywhere else. Priceless artwork, jewelry, vacations, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and so much more await your bid! 

    The auction closes at 8 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 6, so get your favorites before they’re gone. 

    You will be redirected to our trusted auction partner, OneCause, creator of BidPal.
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  • Jun
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Spring Fling Gala
    Location: Fairbanks Ranch County Club - View Map

    Join us for an inspiring evening of dining, auctions and illusionary live entertainment

    In-Person Gold level ticket includes:
    Table service for open bar and showcased restaurants
    Complimentary valet parking

    Gold Ticket – $350
    Table of Two – $700
    Table for Six – $2,100
    Table of Ten – $3,150

    Platinum / VIP level ticket includes:
    Priority seating
    Wine or champagne at table
    Exclusive VIP gift for each guest
    Priority check-in
    Table service for open bar and showcased restaurants
    Complimentary valet parking

    Platinum / VIP Ticket – $500
    VIP Table for Two – $1,000
    VIP Table for Six – $3,000
    VIP Table for Ten – $4,500

    Virtual Guests:
    Virtual guests can tune into the event for free or purchase tickets, which will include a home delivery of charcuterie boxes, chocolates, and a cocktail kit. 

    Virtual guests can still participate in the live auction from home by signing up for a proxy bidder! A proxy bidder will be assigned to you for the evening and will provide real-time updates and opportunities.

    Delivery Boxes include:Two charcuterie mini boxes from Olive & Fig Company Charcuterie
    Two Chocolates from Teuscher Chocolates of San Diego
    Cocktail for two
    Party for Two – $75

    Visit our event website to purchase tickets 
    Inquiries: Please call 858-756-4117 x 362 or email
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  • Jul
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Champions Soiree
    Location: Birch Aquarium - View Map

    About the Champions Soirée

    Our Champions Soiree has been rescheduled to next year, March 20, 2021 at the Birch Aquarium. 

    Thank you for supporting the  vulnerable uninsured patients who receive free surgeries and specialty healthcare from our volunteer Project Access physicians, hospitals and surgery centers.  With your permission, we will hold your reservation for you until next year. Coming soon: online Silent Auction and pledge drive later this month!

    Welcome to the 2nd annual Champions Soirée - Waves of Wellness.  

    This event will raise money for Project Access San Diego (PASD).  Since 2008, PASD has facilitated over $20 million in pro bono specialty care, procedures and surgeries in collaboration with a network of physicians, hospitals and clinics across San Diego County. These life-saving services have been provided to more than 6,000 patients who have been able to regain their health, return to work, care for their families, and remain productive members of their community.The event will take place at the amazing and beautiful Birch Aquarium.  

    It will bring together 150 guests, that will be part of an unforgettable evening with new and old friends, amazing food, captivating entertainment, exciting silent auction, open air photo booth rental and a very special awards presentation for your volunteer Champions.Our vision is a memorable event which awakens wellness, raises money for our life-saving program, and showcases outstanding individuals and organizations that have supported Champions for Health throughout the past year.

    Catering provided by The French Gourmet
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  • Aug
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    The Jewel Ball
    Location: La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club - View Map

    About the Ball

    Las Patronas is thrilled to celebrate its seventy-fifth year of fundraising for worthy San Diego nonprofit organizations by welcoming supporters and guests to our annual event at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. 

    For one evening in August, we transform the venue into the backdrop for a magical black-tie event. Guests will be treated to an exceptionally fun night of dining and dancing under the stars in celebration of our nonprofit beneficiaries and generous supporters. 

    Last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Patronas made the difficult decision to hold a virtual Jewel Ball but was still able to raise $941,562 for our beneficiaries, who need the assistance more than ever.

    The first Jewel Ball gala was held in 1947 – attracting two hundred guests and raising $1,357. At that time, Las Patronas was made up of fourteen members who contributed handmade ball decorations. Today, the fifty active members of Las Patronas proudly carry on the traditions of our founding members. We still build the design elements by hand 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.

    As we celebrate our seventy-fifth year of serving the San Diego Community, Las Patronas is working hard to continue to bring much needed funds to our worthy beneficiaries, and also to plan for our 75th Anniversary Jewel Ball, Diamonds Are Forever! 

    In classic James Bond style, Diamonds Are Forever will exude elegance, exhilaration, excitement, and intrigue, while incorporating a nod to the past. Arrive dressed to kill, and you will be taken on a mission like you’ve never experienced . . . and won’t soon forget. Think mystery, action, glamour, and sophistication. Think Bond, and prepare to be blown away.

    We thank you for your continued support of our work to help those in need in San Diego County and we look forward to safely welcoming you back to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club on August 7, 2021!
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  • Aug
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Symphony At The Salk
    Location: Salk Institute - View Map

    The Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Symphony at Salk.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thank you for your loyal and generous support. We very much look forward to gathering with you under the stars next summer for an evening of beautiful music on Saturday, August 21, 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As our major fundraising event, the concert provides vital resources to one of the top biomedical research institutions in the world, supporting Salk’s commitment to improving human health.With this knowledge, we are asking you to consider joining with other supporters to turn the cost of your planned sponsorship or ticket purchase into an investment in Salk’s power to make scientific discoveries. 
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  • Aug
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    North Coast Rep Spotlight Gala
    Location: Fairmont Grand Del Mar - View Map

    Honorary Chairs Richard and Svetlana Dreyfus welcome you to join with them in celebration at a festive gala presentation held at the prestigious Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The evening will begin with a joyous gathering of attendees at the cocktail hour followed by a sumptuous dinner and entertainment.

    Further information can be acquired by contacting or (858) 481-2155 x210
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  • Nov
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Saved In America
    Location: U.S. Grant Hotel - View Map

    History of Saved in America

    A California Non- Profit Organization of Former Police Officers and Navy SEALs turned Licensed Private Investigators who assist Parents and Law Enforcement in locating Missing & Exploited Children

    Founder: Pastor Joseph A. Travers, CPI, CCDI, CMECI

    On September 21, 2009 I was reading an article from the Orange County Register, “Retired Terror Hunters Hope to End Child Sex Slavery” (in foreign countries). This brought to mind the news I heard recently regarding a missing 17-year-old girl who left her parent’s home in New York. Brittanee Drexel was last seen in a hotel video in South Carolina on April 25th. Where was she? (In August 2016 the FBI reported that Brittanee was taken from the hotel in Myrtle Beach by a gang member pimp to a stash house in North Carolina for several days then repeatedly raped by gang members, shot dead and fed to alligators.)

    As a former Police Detective and current Licensed Private Investigator, I have seen countless cases of missing children. The statistics are grim and disheartening. I knew many children ended up being trafficked into human slavery and felt compelled to meet the “Terror Hunters”, to see if there was a way to perform these rescues here in the United States. I immediately made arrangements to meet these former special operations ‘Terror Hunters’. Through a series of meetings, I met a former Navy SEAL, Jeff Bramstedt who, along with Trial Attorney Alexandria Phillips, helped form Saved In America (SIA). It was decided after several meetings and operational discussions that Saved In America would focus on preventing gangbanger/pimp/predator/slave traders from securing girls to traffic here in the United States. This meant targeting children before they could be trafficked. 

    Saved in America would find the missing children, the runaways like Brittanee. In the summer of 2014 I was introduced to Bill Lynch of the Lynch Foundation for Children, who graciously funded our first operation. In December 2014 SIA recovered its first child.The Saved in America team model consists of three pillars:

    1. We never charge parents/ guardians to find their children. 
    2. We do this voluntarily, refusing pay. 
    3. We only use former Special Operators and retired/ current Police Detectives who become Licensed and Insured Private Investigators.

    Saved in America currently has over 30 operators; all licensed and insured Private Investigators consisting of former Navy SEALs, Marine Recon Raiders, British SAS, and retired Police Officers. In addition, SIA has an Executive Director, Legal Director, Case Manager, Community Outreach/ Events Coordinator, Training and Child Rehabilitation Director, Social Networking Investigator, Licensed Drone Operators and State Licensed Firearms Instructors. 

    Since our initial operation in December 2014 Saved in America has performed 137 successful child recoveries (out of 137 cases). The approach and techniques used by Saved in America help guide the rest of the nation on how to stop child sex trafficking before it happens, by focusing on runaway and missing children. Saved In America has taught it’s investigative techniques to the Human Smuggling & Trafficking Center, Washington, DC, Licensed Investigator Associations in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama, and, for the Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, California.

    Thank you ‘Terror Hunters’ for your inspiration and Bill Lynch for your generous heart in the remembrance of Brittanee Drexel, who started and continues to drive Saved in America’s work. On November 1, 2018 at the 2nd annual Saved In America ‘Child Saved Not Sold event in Del Mar, California, Saved In America awarded its first ‘Brittanee Drexel Scholarship’ to a survivor of Child Sex Trafficking. Brittanee’s mother Dawn presented the award. 

    The Saved in America story has been published in a book titled - “Investigation of Missing & Exploited Children: The Gateway of Child Sex Trafficking, 2nd Edition October 2018. Available for purchase here.
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  • Nov
    7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
    Teddy Ball
    Location: Hyatt Regency at Aventine - View Map


    The Teddy Ball is a high energy, black-tie holiday celebration hosted yearly in San Diego by local nonprofit, Cruise 4 Kids. Our event brings together 1,500+ amazing people to collect teddy bears for sick & underprivileged children, promote awareness of our beneficiaries, and celebrate the Christmas season.

    Each guest is required to bring a new stuffed teddy bear which we collect for distribution to multiple organizations (Autism Tree Project FoundationBoys & Girls Clubs of San DieguitoMiracle BabiesEaster Seals SoCalPromises2KidsFather Joe's Villages, and other local churches and orphanages) in time for holiday gifting.

    As guests enter they will be treated to a paparazzi experience on the red carpet on their way to a night of festivities which includes live DJ, fashion show, dancing, confetti cannons, multiple bars, exotic cars, a huge pile of teddy bears, silent auctions, magicians, photos with Santa & Elves, photo booth, candy buffet and exclusive VIP Lounge. 

    Guests will enjoy the photo opportunity of submerging themselves into the large collection of teddy bears called Teddy Wall.

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