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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.

     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
    12 - 14
    4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    San Diego Swim Week
    Location: Flora - View Map


    San Diego Swim Week will be a three-day event from August 12 to 14.

    August 12 - Expo Night

    With a renowned panel of industry leaders and creators, our Expo Night will be a diverse and enriching learning experience for people within the fashion industry to share their stories of success..and the not so successful!


    August 13 - Runway Show

    Full-day event featuring a Red Carpet ceremony and Cocktail Party. 

    August 14 - Sip & Shop Half-Day event where you can shop the pop-ups from a variety of vendors.


    All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.


    All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

    TICKETING: Click on Learn More, Bottom Right

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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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  • Sep
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Promises 2Kids Summer Gala
    Location: Foxhill Private Estate Of Papa Doug Manchester - View Map

    Dream On Concert Gala

    Presented by Kevin and Raegan 
    September 13, 2021

    Mark your calendars to join us for this exclusive private dinner, concert and auction, hosted at the Foxhill Estate of Papa Doug Manchester.
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  • Sep
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Power Women SD™
    Location: Hilton Del Mar - View Map

    2nd Annual Power Women SD™

    Having received rave reviews from the 1st Annual Gala held in October 2020, our 2nd Annual Power Women SD™ with the innumerable embellishments planned for entertainment, cuisine, fashion, hosted wine bar and over $15,000 in give-aways is certain to provide for a festive evening of fun and networking opportunities whilst celebrating San Diego's accomplished women who are achievers within the San Diego community as business owners or career professionals.

    The evening is in celebration of our 20 Honorees' who will be introduced during the presentation of awards, and in support of the Free to Thrive Charity helping to empower survivors of trafficking on their journey from exploitation to freedom.

    Entertainment will include live music by the Mainly Mozart Quartet, the Caprice Strings Violinists with Cello, a solo performance by Amy Serrano Burcombe violinist, Ben Silver, San Diego's Finest Magician, together with restauranteurs offering samples of their finest cuisine, fashion vendors offering their finest designs and jewelry, and a modeling fashion walkthrough with an array of fashion designs by renowned designer Ugochi Iwuaba. 

    The festivities will conclude with the presentation of over $15,000 worth of give-away prizes.

    Choose to become an Honoree, a Sponsor, or otherwise be certain to attend as a guest for an evening rich with entertainment and innumerable opportunities to network with some high achievers within the female business community.

    Learn more about Discover Magazines, and the 2nd Annual Power Women SD™ by visiting our info page:


    AFTER AUGUST: 16TH: $105              

    LOCATION:  Hilton Del Mar, 92014
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  • Sep
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Journey To Freedom
    Location: Private Home - View Map

    Free to Thrive, a non-profit charity helping to empower survivors of trafficking on their journey from exploitation to freedom will present a feature film at the event.

    Journey To Freedom

    Film Premier & Fundraising Event

    Your ticket includes an array of heavy appetizers, hosted bar, short program and film premier. 

    Donation options can be added to your cart independently or in addition to your general admission ticket(s).

    Other Event Details:
    Entire event will be outdoors at the home of Dan & Cynthia Kronemyer in Carmel Valley, San Diego. 
    The address will be emailed just prior to event. 

    Check in for event begins at 6:00 p.m. Dress Code: Cocktail Chic. Ladies please no spike heels due to grass

    Neighborhood street parking available, but encourage Uber or Lyft
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  • Oct
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    SD Humane Society Fur Ball
    Location: San Diego Humane Society - View Map


    Each year, the Fur Ball is a special opportunity to celebrate our compassion for animals and the people who love them. It’s also one of our most important fundraisers of the year!

    Thanks to generous friends like you, we were able to meet our match goal for the Fur Ball 2020 campaign and raised over $600,000! 

    We cannot thank you enough for helping to transform the lives of animals in need, giving them the magic of hope, healing and a second chance. While we've missed seeing San Diego's pets in their finest, we are grateful to you for helping to make this year's unique Fur Ball a success for the animals!

    Please mark your calendars for our 35th annual Fur Ball, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2.

    We look forward to joining together to celebrate our shared compassion for animals with an evening under the stars. While we are optimistic that the Fur Ball will be an in-person event, we will continue to evaluate based on the safety and comfort our guests and will share additional information as the event nears.

    For more information, please email

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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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