San Diego CA— Home Start, Inc., a non-profit child abuse prevention and treatment agency that has strengthened and developed San Diego’s families and communities since 1972, netted more than $120,000 at its 47th Annual Blue Ribbon Gala on April 6, 2019 at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.
Nearly 300 prominent members of the San Diego community attended the gala, which is held each April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The gala raised funds for the organization’s programs that provide critical assistance to children and families throughout San Diego County.
The gala’s outer space theme, “Mission Blue: The Great Beyond,” featured a three-course meal, silent and live auction, photo booth, and live entertainment by the Full Strength Funk band. Guild Mortgage and Guild Giving Foundation were honored as Home Start’s 2019 Outstanding Community Partner with an award presented to Terry Schmidt, Guild Mortgage’s CFO & Partner. Home Start also recognized 22-year board member, Paul Davis, as its 2019 Outstanding Community Partner Individual.
Home Start’s mission is to assure the safety and resiliency of children by strengthening families and their communities.