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San Diego Center for Children 131st Anniversary Celebration to Feature Special Performance by Andra Day

Annual Celebration Scheduled for June 9, 2018

San Diego CA—The San Diego Center for Children’s 131st Anniversary Celebration, Rise Up! In the Name of Children, featuring a special performance by Grammy nominated artist Andra Day, will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Humphreys by the Bay on Shelter Island. Funds raised from this event will support the Center’s programs, providing services to children and families struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral health challenges.

Carried by enough conviction to incite cultural change, Andra Day’s full-length debut Cheers to the Fall [Buskin Records / Warner Bros. Records] garnered a 2016 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best R&B Album,” while its anthemic Platinum lead single “Rise Up” achieved a nod for “Best R&B Performance.”

This special night under the stars is co-chaired by Joyce Glazer, Vince Heald and Clinton Walters and will include silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and RSVPs are requested by May 21.

Event committee members include Vicki Barón, Hayley Boriss, Sue Kalish, James King, Angie Lasagna, Martha Lorch, Sally Oxley, Stacy Roth, Doreen Schonbrun, Gwynn Thomas and Dori Wittman. Event sponsors (as of 3/22/18) are SDG&E, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Southwest Airlines, Dowling & Yahnke, Vince Heald & Clinton Walters, Moss Adams LLP and King Group Events. Media sponsors include KPBS, Giving Back Magazine, Ranch & Coast Magazine, and San Diego Magazine.

SDG&E will be honored as the recipient of the Center’s 2018 PATH Award – a distinguished and annual acknowledgement of Partners in Achieving Transformation and Hope. The PATH Award recognizes supporters and partners to the organization who have made an outstanding impact, celebrating extraordinary contribution and transformative outcomes.

The Center, founded in 1887, is San Diego’s oldest children’s nonprofit organization, offering comprehensive accredited therapeutic and educational programs for children and teens struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

For more information about the event, including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, table and ticket purchases and program advertising, please visit: www.centerforchildren.org/riseup