Save the Date

  • Jan
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    St. Madeline's Tea By The Sea
    Location: The Marine Room - View Map

    This year's Tea by the Sea will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the beautiful Marine Room in La Jolla. The Tea by the Sea will feature complimentary signature cocktails, hors d'ouevre, a silent auction, and a menu prepared by Chef Bernard.

    This year's proceeds will go to the unique programs St. Madeline's offers to the over 400 adults with developmental disabilities at the St. Madeline Sophie's Center.

    Additional information can be found by contacting Julie Rausch at (619) 442-5129, ext. 352
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  • Jan
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    San Diego Opera Lover's Ball
    Location: Pendry Hotel - View Map


    San Diego, CA – San Diego Opera is excited to announce “A Night in the Woods,” the Company’s 2020 Opera Lover’s Ball that will enchant and entertain while honoring the charitable contributions to the community by Carol Lazier and featuring a private performance by opera star Patricia Racette. “A Night in the Woods” will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Pendry San Diego Hotel. Chaired by longtime SDO Board Member, and current Chair of the Board, Sarah B. Marsh-Rebelo, the evening will be a magical and elegant affair inspired by the Company’s production of Hansel and Gretel that opens February 8, 2020. Honorary host committee members include Candace Carroll Esq., Joann Clark, Dr. Joyce M. Gattis, Phyllis Harris, Joan Henkelmann, Evelyn Lamden, Veronica Leff, Diana Lombrozo, Zandra Rhodes, Linda Spuck, Maria Stanley, Susan Ulevitch, Armi Williams, and Dr. Sara Zaknoen MD.


    “The San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball, A Night in the Woods, begins in the Oxford Social Club, in the Pendry Hotel, San Diego’s newest and hottest nightlife destination and the perfect venue for a private performance by world-renowned opera star Patricia Racette.  After the performance we will move to the Grand Ballroom for dinner, the program and dancing,” shares Sarah B. Marsh-Rebelo . “It is a pleasure to once again Chair the San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball. Please share this evening with us as we celebrate Carol Lazier for her remarkable philanthropic commitment to our beloved San Diego Opera.  Without Carol’s generosity we would not be here today.  San Diego Opera looks forward to sharing time with you as we continue to grow and offer outstanding and relevant musical adventures to our community.”


    “A Night in the Woods” will begin at 6:00 PM in the intimate Oxford Social Club of the Pendry San Diego Hotel (550 J St. San Diego, CA) with a private performance from opera star Patricia Racette. Considered one of the preeminent singing actresses of our time, Patricia has sung leading roles at the major houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House, La Scala, Paris Opera, Teatro Liceu, Teatro Real, Bayerische Staatsoper, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera Company, Ravinia Festival, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, and San Diego Opera where she has appeared in a number of roles including Mimì in La bohème, Love Simpson in Cold Sassy Tree, the title role of Katya Kabanova, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, and most recently in concert for her Diva on Detour tour, which she will perform excerpts from during her concert. Following her performance, guests will make their way to the Pendry’s Grand Ballroom for dinner and a program that will include fundraising opportunities to benefit the Company’s programming and community engagement efforts. After dinner and a delectable dessert buffet, the evening will continue with dancing and entertainment by The Mighty Untouchables. Suggested attire is black tie.


    Carol Lazier has been an enthusiastic donor, volunteer, and founder in the San Diego nonprofit world for more than 20 years, serving and supporting such varied institutions as Rady School of Management, Palomar Health Foundation, the Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Symphony, and San Diego Opera.  She is perhaps best known for spearheading the 2014 effort to avoid closure of San Diego Opera with a million-dollar board challenge that energized the entire community. She completed a three-year term as the President of the Board and then served as Chair of the Board. In 2015, she was named Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Carol received a National Opera Trustee Recognition Award in 2017. Carol lives in Poway with her husband James Merritt, a fellow San Diego Opera Board member whom she met at the Opera and married in 2014 on the stage of A Masked Ball.


    Single tickets to “A Night in the Woods” start at $500 per person and include an intimate performance by soprano Patricia Racette at The Oxford Social Club followed by dinner and dancing in the Pendry ballroom. Special $1,000 per person tickets offer everything at the $500 level as well as recognition as an honorary committee member. Tables of 10 are also available. The $5,000 tables include everything at the $500 level as well as premium seating in the Grand Ballroom, and recognition for the table host. The $10,000 tables feature everything previously mentioned as well as premium wines and champagnes at dinner.


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  • Feb
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hearts Of Gold Gala
    Location: University Club - View Map

    The Heart of Gold Gala is set to be held on February 9th at the University Club, downtown San Diego with its magnificent views of the city skyline. A welcome reception and silent auction begins at 4 pm, followed by dinner, a presentation and entertainment.

    Ranked #1 and #2 in San Diego County by the Regional Continuum of Care Council, Crisis House has served as a helping hand to those in need since 1970.​ At Crisis House, our trained, trauma-informed staff and volunteers respond immediately to people experiencing crises.  We connect them to services that can help stop life-threatening circumstances and put them on a path to renew their lives. ​

    Our Philosophy is to empower individuals to act with self-determination. 

    Our Mission is to respond immediately to stop the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness and connect homelessness and connect families and individuals to crucial resources that empower them to renew their lives.​

    Our Values:

    Hope: Inspire confidence in a brighter future
    Integrity:  Act with honesty and accountability
    Respect:  Give compassion and regard to all
    Empowerment:  Embrace personal strengths to make life-changing decisions
    Excellence: Seek professional development and practice on-going improvement​

    Today we continue to strengthen the lives of more than 5,000 people, connecting them to 18,000 services annually, thanks to our generous donors. We solve homelessness for 99% of the families and individuals who graduate from our housing programs and we prevent thousands from experiencing homelessness each year. We keep people safe in our New Journey Program serving women and children who are victims of domestic violence. 
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    4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    SD Film Festival Oscar Party
    Location: Private Home Rancho Santa Fe


    Walk the red carpet and watch the Awards Show in style! Join us and enjoy signature dishes from San Diego’s premier chefs as you sip elegantly crafted cocktails. Cast your vote for the winners and split the proceeds with the San Diego Film Foundation! 

    Delicious desserts and champagne toasts cap off the party which benefits the San Diego Film Foundation FOCUS On Impact Educational programs.

    All proceeds to benefit the San Diego Film Foundation.  Bringing documentary films and filmmakers to over 3000 High School students in 2019.

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  • Feb
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    SD Go Red Luncheon
    Location: U.S. Grant Hotel - View Map

      2020 San Diego Go Red for Women LuncheonFriday, February 28, 2020


      We can do this together! 

      Sixteen years ago, Go Red For Women was born as a campaign to raise awareness among women about their great health threat – heart disease. Slowly, the campaign grew into a movement – one that not only brought together thousands of women annually but became the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to eradicate heart disease and stroke all over the world. Go Red For Women provides a platform for women and their families to lead healthier lives, and drive collective action for community transformation. It’s not just about wearing red; it’s not just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about: 

      • Providing women with opportunities to prioritize and take charge of their own health;
      • Building communities that support and provide access to healthy choices;
      • Demanding equal access to healthcare for all women and their families;
      • Increasing women in STEM in upcoming generations.

      The Go Red for Women luncheon continues to serve as the cornerstone event of the Go Red For Women movement in local communities. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives. Cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. We hope you will join us on our mission because about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented.

      The time is now. Women are leaning into the idea that when we take a stand, commit, and work together, real change is possible

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  • Feb
    5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Rady Children's Leap Into The Future
    Location: Hotel Del Coronado - View Map

    The 111th Anniversary Charity Ball – Leap into the Future will be held on Saturday, Feb29 at the Hotel del Coronado and will benefit Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine.
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  • Mar
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    North County Repertory Theatre Spotlight Gala
    Location: Fairmont Grand Del Mar - View Map

    The Board of Directors andArtistic Director David Ellenstein request the honor of your presence Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

    North Coast Rep’s Event Fundraising is another way the theatre raises philanthropic revenue. 

    The volunteer Gala Committee prepares a festive evening with auctions, fine food and wine, and special entertainment to create a one-of-a-kind event. 

    Through the generosity of table sponsors, auction bidders and event sponsors, North Coast Rep raises more than a third of our total annual budget for donated income at this event. 

    5:00pm Cocktails & Silent Auction

    6:30pm Dinner

    Honorary Chairs: Academy Award Winner Richard Dreyfuss
    and Svetlana Dreyfuss

    Gala Chairs: Laura Applegate, Sarah King, and Martin Davis

    Champion of the Arts Award: Jay and Julie Sarno

    Cocktail Attire

    The memorable evening begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction. A seated, plated dinner will be served in the ballroom. After the dinner, auctioneer Clint Bell will conduct the live auction and fund-a-need segment. 

    Throughout the evening, the entertainment is Lights Are Bright at North Coast Rep. 

    Non-stop laughs and toe-tapping Broadway show tunes from Gypsy, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Forum and a few additional surprises along the way.

    Join us for an evening of musical comedy.

    For Ticketing:

    Click On LEARN MORE To Reach The Ticketing Page

    For more information:
    Rick Ochocki (858) 481-2155 ext. 224

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