San Diego CA— The San Diego Center for Children’s 131st Anniversary Celebration, Rise Up! In the Name of Children, took place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Humphreys by the Bay on Shelter Island and raised $410,000.
Funds raised from the event will support the Center’s programs, providing services to children and families struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. The Center, founded in 1887, is San Diego’s oldest children’s nonprofit organization, offering comprehensive accredited therapeutic, educational, foster care and transition age services.
The event featured a special performance by Grammy nominated artist Andra Day, who sang her hit song, “Rise Up!” with the Center’s youth choir.
The special night under the stars was co-chaired by Joyce Glazer, Vince Heald and Clinton Walters, and included silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner. Event committee members included: Vicki Barón, Sue Kalish, James King, Angie Lasagna, Sally Oxley, Stacy Roth, Doreen Schonbrun, Martha Schreiner-Lorch, Gwynn Thomas, and Dori Wittman.
SDG&E was 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.
“SDG&E is committed to the communities we serve and we recognize that the San Diego Center for Children is an integral part in helping better these communities,” said Mike Schneider, SDG&E Vice President, Operations Support Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer. “We’re proud of our ability to help inspire and help build confidence in these kids, and these programs really puts us in a great position where we can focus on the future and help the Center be successful with its mission.”
Moisés Barón, Ph.D., President and CEO of the San Diego Center for Children, noted that, “We are grateful to SDG&E and to the generous corporate and individual support from so many in our community that allow us to build on our rich 131-year history to find new and innovative ways to bring care to even more families in need. We invite San Diego to join us in celebrating more years of bringing hope and creating change in the lives of those in need in our community.”