The Arc / Winter Wonderland

The Arc of San Diego presented a spectacular philanthropic event taking place on December 1st at the US Grant Hotel. The sold out luncheon had guests enjoying an amazing runway show presented by Style Personality Leonard Simpson. This magnificent affair featured some of the finest trends in style and with all proceeds going to benefit life-changing programs at The Arc of San Diego.

The event was chaired by Maria Stanley and her daughter Cici Drummond, both dedicated local philanthropists and supporters of The Arc of San Diego. The honorary committee was made up of Dee Ammon, Laura Applegate, Judy Burer, Vicki Eddy, Arlene Esgate, Judi Gottschalk, Daran Grimm, Roxi Link, Nayda Locke, Christina Maggiora, Dr. Howard & Barbara Milstein, Cheryl Mitchell, Ludvina Nevarez, Phyllis Parrish, Clarice Perkins, Kristi Pieper, Sandy Redman, Kathryn Vaughn and Maggie Watkins.

The festive event began at 10:00 a.m. with registration, vendor boutique, and silent auction followed at 12 noon by luncheon and runway show. Guests had the opportunity to support The Arc of San Diego while shopping at a vendor boutique and bidding on alluring auction items. 

Proceeds help The Arc of San Diego continue providing essential life services such as day training, employment, and residential living services to more than 2,000 children and adults with disabilities. The Arc of San Diego is the largest, most comprehensive service provider for people with disabilities in San Diego County, serving over 2,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome each year. 

Photography by Bryan Dahl