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  • 13 Jul
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Masterpiece In Morocco
    Location: Sprekels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park - View Map

    The Spreckels Organ Pavilion will once again be transformed into a magical backdrop for the 2019 Gala, Masterpiece in Morocco. Discover an oasis of culture, art and history under the canopy of a million stars of an Arabian night. Wander to a faraway oasis and rejoice in the crown jewel of San Diego, Balboa Park. Be transported to a world rich in flowing fabric, lush color, embroidered cushions & gilded tabletops. Dine, dance and delight under the lantern-lights. 

    The Palace of the Prado awaits you. Join us for another spectacular evening supporting the invaluable arts, science and cultural organizations of Balboa Park.

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  • 3 Aug
    6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
    Jewell Ball
    Location: La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club - View Map


    About the Ball

    On the first Saturday in August for the past 72 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 73rd Jewel Ball, Wonderland, will give you the key to a journey down the rabbit hole, into a fantasy world where the impossible is possible. Sipping on our signature cocktail you could find a ‘shrunken’ you surrounded by giant flowers, butterflies and mushrooms. The Queen of Hearts may invite you to a game of croquet with her flamingo mallets. A deck of cards could come to life, and the roses will be properly painted red, so you don’t lose your head. You will then be whisked into the Mad Hatter’s Ballroom where playful and elegant collide in the most wonderful way!

    Las Patronas invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of the 73rd Jewel Ball. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 3, 2019, for a spectacular evening at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in Wonderland.

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  • 10 Aug
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    42nd Haute With Heart
    Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel - View Map

    Haute with Heart Fashion Show highlights professional models and the community of St. Madeleine’s dressed in the latest fashions on the runway.

    This event also featured fabulous boutique shopping, live and silent auctions, opportunity drawings, and a heartwarming performance from the Center’s students.

    Please contact Julie Rausch 619-442-5129 ext. 352 or via email at  for more information about this year’s event.

    Proceeds raised at our Fashion Show benefit the unique programs St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center offers to over 400 adults with developmental disabilities (e.g. autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy).

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  • 28 Sep
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Celebration Of 2nd Chances
    Location: Cape Rey Hilton Resort - View Map

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