Partying for a Purpose Fundraisers

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Partying for a Purpose produces all the fundraisers for the It’s All About the Kids Foundation. All of our events are filled with entertainment, food, drinks and fun. We truly “Party for a Purpose” because we believe in having a great time while supporting great causes. It is our responsibility to help other, and if we can do that while having a great time, then it is that much sweeter! Below are the upcoming events that we are producing !
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Join us!

13th Annual Champagne & Purses Party June 28, 2016


13th Annual Champagne & Purses Presented by Partying for a Purpose

At the University Club

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 7pm-10pm

Our Fabulous Hosts Include:

Meeshie Nguyen
Lisa Vomero-Inouye
Gina Linn Espinoza
Ana Padilla
Jeana Wallace
Rowena Serafez
Kristy Salazar
Jessica Gonzales
Angela Brannon-Baptiste

Join 150 of San Diego’s finest ladies as we raise money and collect donated items for high school girls and their prom! We will enjoy complimentary tastings from St Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Celebrated Whiskey and wine and champagne from Etching Expressions with delicious food from the University Club. Delectable desserts from Sprinkle Me Desserts and Brilliant Treats will also be served! And, networking with San Diego’s finest women!

The highlight of the evening is the fashion show featuring Hat Diva with styling by Kotton Candy Co.
Our Fashion Show stars our amazing Hosts!
Entertainment by El Watusi and DJ Scott Roberts with Jason Whitmore on Sax
Photos by Chris Brake Photography and John Campbell
Raffle and Auction


Ladies, please purchase a ticket and also bring new or gently used shoes, jewelry or a purse to be donated to our high school girls for Prom. No dresses are needed this year.

VIP Tickets include: A reserved seat for the fashion show and a VIP Goody Bag from our awesome sponsors.

ATTIRE: Black and White

Sponsorships available, Sponsor letter for Champagne & Purses June 2016.

21 and Up Only.
Valet is available after 5pm for $15. Self Parking after 5pm for $10.
University Club is located at 750 B Street 34th Floor, San Diego 92101

Since 2004, it’s All about the Kids Foundation has hosted Prom for the Toussaint Academy. We provide everything including flowers, photos, DJ, food, transportation, suits, shoes..the works! All the teens are invited to the Prom, so everyone is able to enjoy Prom, regardless of popularity. The Prom is held on August 3, 2016 because all the students live at the Academy so we can have it anytime of year and the weather in August is always beautiful! If you would like to volunteer at the prom, please contact events @

Photo by JWT Photography

Operation Birthday Cake 2016

It’s All About the Kids® invites ALL OUR SUPPORTERS to be a part of OPERATION BIRTHDAY CAKE!


Fundraising Websites – Crowdrise

It’s All About the Kids® invites ALL OUR SUPPORTERS to be a part of OPERATION BIRTHDAY CAKE!  


The money raised through OPERATION BIRTHDAY CAKE will be used for :

***The “It’s My Birthday Party” for 75 kids from the Serra Mesa Food Pantry in March 2016
***Toys from the Heart [Toys and educational materials]
***Difference for a Day Activities for teens at the Toussaint Academy [monthly outings, financial literacy and self esteem programs]
***Difference for a Week College program [supporting previously homeless students who are in succeeding in college] 
***Difference for a World [providing necessities to Rancho Milagro Orphanage in Baja Mexico]
***Other special projects and activities to enhance the lives of less fortunate children

In July 2012,  Lisa Kogan and Mark Barneburg contacted IAATK  with this awesome idea…they didn’t want presents, they wanted to help our charity! In 2013, Sage Weiss was our youngest fundraiser. She and her Mom, Kristen raised over $1500! 

Want to do more than just donate? 

So, have you ever thought…”I don’t want presents, instead, I want to do something good”?


We are asking SUPPORTERS to JOIN OUR TEAM and raise $100 during their Birthday Month!  

It’s All About the Kids® helps over 1600 children from Southern Caliornia and Baja Mexico by creating unique programs and activities to build self esteem, prepare for college and teach that life is limitless!  WE HELP KIDS SUCCEED! 


Prizes for the top fundraisers!

 Each calendar year, the fundraiser who raises the most will receive a Birthday Party planned by Angela Brannon-Baptiste of Partying for a Purpose [Value $2500].

Holiday Toy Drives for 2015

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What a great year! Our Goal was to collect 1600 and we exceeded our goal with more than 2000!

The charities we support:
Christie’s Place
Serra Mesa Food Pantry
Toussaint Academy
Family Justice Center/ Crime Victims Fund
and Orphanages in Baja Mexico thru Santa Caus !

Want to have a toy drive at your work in 2016? Or with your family?
Contact us at events at


Thank you to our individuals, families and companies !

  • John Mabee
  • Jeff Mendelson & Friends
  • Houzz [San Diego office]
  • Guru Tattoo
  • Evolve Tattoo Removal
  • Gavigan Family
  • Peregrine Realty Partners, Inc
  • Bonita Golf Course
  • Parq Nightclub
  • Alliant Insurance
  • SoCal Professional Wresting
  • Gemological Institute of America, Inc
  • Burberry
  • Swiderski Family
  • Sporting San Diego
  • Koko’s Catering
  • Milestone Running Store


Real Deal Mattress
7636 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA Open Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm
We love you! More than 250 toys and gift cards were donated! Thank you to the Hard Core Fitness family for your generosity!
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Miller’s Field in Pacific Beach
4465 Mission Blvd, Pacific Beach Open 11am-2am daily
Love Ya Ray and Miller’s Field crew! A full carload was collected again this year! You rock!
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Chiropractique – 2 locations!
North Park and Mission Hills
Open: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Chiropractique family – you rule! Thanks for hosting your first year at both of your locations! Thank you!
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Jonville Team/ Keller Williams Realty
1215 San Elijo Rd. San Marcos, CA 92078
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Sat. 10 – 2pm

Thank you for your donations ! Great first year!
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Friday and Saturday, Dec 5 & 6, 2015 Toys for Tacos at  Pacific Beach Fish Shop and Encinitas Fish Shop !  THANK YOU SO MUCH!


star-wars-night3Tuesday, December 8, 2015 7pm-10pm
Partying for a Purpose at Sushi Lounge on Market ! Star Wars Night!
Thank you so much for a fun night!




Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Private Toy Drive at the San Diego Real Estate and Investments Holiday Party ! Thank you so much for a wonderful evening with awesome people!

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Private Toy Drive at the Big Block Holiday Party ! Thank you for another fabulous party this year! Your generosity abounds! Thanks over and over!

Friday, December 11, 2015
USD Theatre Department & Alpha Psi Omega’ s Winter Wonderland Toy Drive – Thank you so much !



Monday, December 14, 2015
West Coast Tavern Holiday Party and  Toy Drive
Thank you so much! Click here for photos!






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What an amazing night! Partying for a Purpose Toy Drive at Omnia Nightclub
Thank you to everyone at Omnia, and Daniel Lim for a great night! Thank you to Jamari and Aquanette for hosting! Thank you to Santa David Dodd and elves Meeshie, Tiffanie and Rowena!
Thank you to our photographers!
Photos from Chris Brake Photography
Photos from JWT Photography


The PAJAMA BRUNH AT SNOOZE WAS AMAZING!  THANK YOU to the Bearded Bachman Boys, LLC for organizing and collecting over 200 toys and almost $500 in cash donations!





Thank you to our Auction and Raffle Donors:

  • Sushi Lounge on Market
  • F6ix
  • SideBar
  • Sushi Deli 2
  • San Diego Whale Watching
  • Cafe Sevilla
  • Sanctuate
  • Kristee Tamulis from Cielo Salon
  • The Local Pacific Beach
  • Pacific Beach Fish Shop
  • The Blind Burro
  • Tilted Kilt Downtown
  • Devil’s Dozen
  • Omnia Nightclub
  • West Coast Tavern


Donate your car, truck, boat, or trailer in December!

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Do you have a car, truck, trailer or boat that you don’t need? Want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children by donating it? It’s All About the Kids® has teamed up with the Center for Car Donations!

How to Donate a car in 3 steps.

1. You can donate online by CLICKING HERE or call our representative at 877-411-3662.
Center for Car Donations will take all your information, including the charity you would like the proceeds sent to.

2. You will receive a call within 24 business hours from one of their nationwide auctions to schedule a convenient appointment to pick up your vehicle, at your home, office or repair shop.
Your car does not have to be running to qualify, however it must have an engine and be tow-able.
When their driver comes to pick up your car, you will give the driver your signed title and he will give you a tow receipt.
If you have lost your title, in some states, they can take the vehicle with a duplicate title, but please call them to get more details.

3. Once the vehicle sells, they will send you a thank you letter and tax form.
The proceeds will benefit your favorite charity…It’s All About the Kids® !
They can accept boats, RV’s and special equipment if it is running and on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, it really is that easy!

Opportunity to Join the Exclusive University Club


photos of uclub for race to raiseHave you ever wanted to join the University Club atop Symphony Towers?

Do you enjoy socializing and networking with San Diego’s finest ?

The University Club is not just a club, it is a family. Long term relationships grow here.

It’s All About the Kids® Foundation is honored to be a part of this family. Until August 30, 2015, It’s All about the Kids® supporters that make a $500 donation, can become members ! The University Club will waive the $1000 initiation fee! Monthly activites, networking, dinners and outings, the University Club is the place to enjoy ! It is called the Race to Raise, a program of the University Club where charities compete to bring in the most new members..and our prize is a party for 50! Help us win!

And you will be making a difference ! Your $500 donation is 100% tax deductible. This amazing offer is good thru August!

Includes: 2015 New Member Passport Gift

New Member Champagne Orientation Lunch
Hosted Breakfast Everyday
Hosted Valet Parking , Private Event Rooms (rental fee waived),
Ted Talks, Member Appreciation Reception, Arts Receptions
Distinguished Speaker Series, Y.E.S. Third Thursdays,
Sky High Wellness, Executive Women’s Council

Please email Angela @ for more information and to schedule a lunch with Angela Brannon-Baptiste at the University Club to get your membership started! All donors get to choose which program you want the money going to! Help continue our financial literacy programs, college program or even help Send Stephanie to China !


“I have been a member of the University Club since 2006, I go there at least twice a week, I’ve met lots of people there, and there are tons of events you can go to, almost too many if that is possible! Because of all the amazing staff and happy experiences I have had there I am writing this testimonial for both the University club and the amazing Angela Brannon-Baptiste who does so much for charities, to help kids, and to bring San Diegans together for great out of the box events for a great cause.

I totally support both organizations and highly recommend anyone to join the U Club and support Angela and It’s All About the Kids®.”

– Krista Lombardi

San Diego Union Tribune – Voted Best Real Estate Agent 2011 and San Diego Union Tribune – Voted #3 in San Diego County 2012

Help us send Stephanie to China!

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Help us send Stephanie to China!

Today, It’s All About the Kids received this letter from Stephanie Muñoz. Stephanie has been a stellar student and participated in It’s All about the Kids programs for the last 7 years. She has been in our college program, Difference for a Week, for her entire college career, and she has excelled. We are so proud of her! Now, she has an opportunity to teach English in China…and she needs help to buy her airplane ticket!

Please help us send her to China for a year to teach English.

Donate $25, $100..whatever you can ! Donate at
Here is her letter….

My name is Stephanie Muñoz, a recent graduate from the University of California, Merced. I am 22 years old from San Diego, California. In May of 2015, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. I am a first generation student not only to graduate High School, but I’ve made my family really proud by earning a four year degree from the University of California system. Graduating college was always one of my biggest dreams, and it feels so good to say I’ve finally crossed that off my list.

I am a former graduate from Toussaint Academy San Diego (TASD), a program for homeless youth at risk. I resided at TASD for four years previous to coming to college. The program was my biggest support system throughout my high school years. I was always encouraged to strive to be someone successful in life by providing me with the necessary life skills that I needed to survive out in the real world. Not having the support from my immediate family allowed me to let in a new family that provided me with all the love, support and encouragement I needed to continue to believe that I can be someone great in life.

In high school I was always involved and an active member of my community. I continued stay involved throughout my four years of college I’ve had the privilege to hold several leadership positions that have allowed me to work with diverse groups of students and make long lasting relationships, not to mention great connections. One of my favorite positions I genuinely enjoyed was being a Success Mentor. This position allowed me to serve and guide first year student’s transition from high school to college serving the students as a main resource to help adapt to a new lifestyle and community. I saw this opportunity to give back and help incoming first year students have a great experience, as I was guided by a mentor my first year of college as well.

I really made sure to have a great experience at UC Merced by taking all the opportunities that were offered to me and always going for the things that I wanted. I’m always looking for opportunities for me to grow and become a successful person. Recently, I was offered an extraordinary position to go to China for a year through Ameson Education & Cultural Exchange Foundation to teach English to elementary level students. I’m immensely excited for this new opportunity. It’s such a great transition and new chapter of my life that it feels almost surreal. I’m reaching out to It’s All About The Kids Foundation [IAATKF] to help me get to China by financially assisting me in buying my airplane ticket, it’s something that I’m struggling with at the moment and that would take big weight off my shoulders. I am a motivated person that has faced many obstacles in life, but my past doesn’t define the person who I am and becoming. I ask you for your generosity and financial assistance. I will appreciate any help I can get from the bottom of my heart. I will make sure I make the best out of this experience and I’m excited to share my experience and time in China with IAATKF.

Thank you so much in advance.


Stephanie Muñoz

Properties for a Purpose

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It’s All About the Kids® Foundation’s newest fundraising program is Properties for a Purpose!
Fabulous Real Estate Agents are pledging donations when It’s All About the Kids® Foundation
supporters buy and sell homes!
Making a difference one home at a time!
Find the home of your dreams, downsize or buy income properties !


Lisa Vomero Inouye of Keller Williams Realty has pledged $500 when an It’s All about the Kids® Foundation supporter buys or sells a home as her as the agent! To contact her, please call 858-945-2692 or email her at

Why Lisa with Keller Williams Realty?

Lisa represents every client with honesty and integrity at all times in their real estate transactions by delivering high quality, professional real estate services!

Licenses, experience and education
• San Diego Association of Realtors, License 624800
• California Association of Realtors, License 01316581
• National Association of Realtors, License 196518915
• Successfully negotiated more than 300 real estate contracts
• Brings 25 years of engineering and land development experience
• Graduate Work, Geology, Arizona State University, Arizona
• Bachelors of Science Degree, Geology, Cum Laude University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Professional Associations and Awards
•Keller Williams Top Producer – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
•Certified by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
•Commercial Real Estate Women previous New Member Award Winner
•Member University Club, “Atop Sympathy Tower,” A Club Corp Company
•National Association of Realtors® E-Pro Certified
•Past President Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)
•American Society of Civil Engineers previous board Member
•American Public Works Association – Outstanding service in the Private Sector Award
•Division Scholar – and first women ever – to win the award in the department’s History!


Krista Lombardi always wanted to be a real estate agent. It is her passion. Krista, a tireless worker and always does what’s best for her clients. To better serve her clients she now has a team of five experienced agents including a commercial real estate agent. If someone mentions real estate call Krista to experience the 5 Star Service difference. You’ll be glad you did! Krista has pledged $500 for each property! Please contact Krista at or (619) 519-3251

In 2014, Krista participated in the Charity Challenge and raised $1600 for It’s All About the Kids® Foundation !

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties
890 W. Washington St.
San Diego, CA. 92103
CA BRE#01504924
Member of the Institute For Luxury Home Marketing,
San Diego Magazine’s 7 Year Winner for Best in Client Satisfaction
Cell: (619) 519-3251
Fax: (866) 201-4710

San Diego Union Tribune – Voted Best Real Estate Agent 2011
San Diego Union Tribune – Voted #3 in San Diego County 2012
Get WIRED into everything San Diego at


Experience is the key to getting the best possible price and overcoming the many hurdles in a real estate transaction. I was born and have lived most of my life in San Diego giving me a deep knowledge of the local market. I have also been an active real estate investor for more than 10 years which gives me a unique perspective. My experience includes negotiating difficult short sales, REOs/foreclosure properties, probate transactions, and investment/income properties from Point Loma to Rancho Bernardo. I only work with a couple clients at a time to maintain a laser focus. As a former host and volunteer for P4AP, I pledge $500 when an It’s All about the Kids® Foundation supporter uses me to buy or sell a home.

• Member CAR, NAR, PSAR.
• UCSD Computer Science & Engineering
• Pepperdine University, Sports Medicine

Todd Webb
CA Lic#01847570
AHE Realty
619-342-9777 Fax


As a native of San Diego and a resident of Mission Beach, I first became famous for my role as the San Diego State University mascot, Monte Montezuma, for over 13 years. In 2005, I began my career as a real estate consultant. I have worked with clients all over the San Diego area and know how to manage all kinds of properties and people.

My skills and work ethic allow me to work with a wide range of clients that include first time home buyers and multi million dollar investors. With an extensive background in marketing and real estate, I continue to deliver an unmatched level of experience, enthusiasm and loyalty to each and every client. I pledge $500 for each property sold to an It’s All About the Kids® supporter!

Chairman’s Circle Platinum award by Prudential Real Estate, in recognition of his outstanding sales last year. The achievement ranks Gutierrez at the top 1 percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.
Gutierrez was also the second ranked individual agent in the brokerage’s La Jolla office for the number of homes sold in 2013, and the third ranked individual agent for his sales production. The achievement is especially impressive in light of the fact that the La Jolla office has ranked in the top five nationwide for sales volume for 14 straight years.

Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for his sales performance in 2014. The achievement ranks Carlos Gutierrez at the top 1 percent of the brokerage’s vast national network of agents, and ranked No.1 in individual transactions and volume in 2014 for the north coastal San Diego Market.

Please reach Carlos at :
Carlos Gutierrez
Coldwell Banker
888 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Office 858.568.9110

Holiday Toy Drives 2014

Each year, It’s All About the Kids commits to helping our partner charities help make the holidays special for over 1500 kids.
THIS YEAR…WE DID IT AND MORE! We collected over well over 1500 toys to help kids in San Diego and Baja Mexico have a wonderful holiday!

We collected toys for our partner charities:
Christie’s Place
Crime Victims Fund
Serra Mesa Food Pantry
Santa Caus (orphanages in Baja Mexico)

Partying for a Purpose hosts Toy Drive Parties !

Nov 23, 2014 1pm-5pm
Ooh Fashionista Boutique Toy Drive and Shopping Party
111 Chesterfield Dr Suite 117, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California 92007
Thank you so much to our hosts Wendy, Kristy and Hortencia!
Thanks to the generous donors who brought a toy!
Thank you to sponsor Travel Set Go (value $99).
Thank you to Xtchings Expressions for the great wine!
20% of each purchase will be donated to our charity!!

Dec 4, 2014 7pm-9pm
Partying for a Purpose Toy Drive at The Blind Burro
639 J St, San Diego,CA 92101
What a fun night at The Blind Burro! Guests donated a car load of toys and we raised $400 in cash for gift cards! Thank you to The Blind Burro for the awesome tacos, margaritas Tecate. Thank you to our sponsor Travel Set Go! Thank you to raffle donors, The Local Pacific Beach, St Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Whiskey and Etchings Expressions. Thank you Santa for stopping by!

Dec 5, 2014 6pm-9pm
Hard Rock Float
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
2014 Client Appreciation Party hosted by O’Byrne Team and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
Fun night at Float! Thank you to Seth O’Byrne and donors who brought toys or donated money!

Dec 9, 2014 7pm-10pm
RA Sushi Ugly Holiday Sweater Toy Drive
The Third Annual Ugly Sweater Party was a great success with a car load of toys and over $300 for gift cards! The sweaters were awesome with Josh Diaz taking home the top prize of a $50 RA Sushi Gift certificate! Thank you to RA Sushi, Travel Set Go, and raffle donors Christys’ Hats, St Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Whiskey, Etching Expressions, The Local Pacific Beach and Touch of Theta Massage Therapeutics. Even Santa and his Elves stopped by! CLICK HERE for the awesome photos!

Dec 11, 2014 5:30pm-9pm
Big Block Realty Holiday Party! Thank you so much Big Block Realty! The office was packed with generous donors who brought 2 car loads of toys and almost $500 in cash for gift cards! Thank you to Santa for coming to the party for photos and spread cheer. Thank you to sponsors Ninkasi Brewing, St Petersburg Vodka, Trattoria Fantastico and Henebery Celebrated Whiskey. Thank you to our raffle donors: Scuitto Team, Big Block Realty, St Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Celebrated Whiskey, Etchings Expressions, The Local Pacific Beach, Pacific Beach Fish Shop, Sushi Deli and RA Sushi. The highlight of the night was when Big Block Realty gave a Mercedes Benz away – an amazing year’s lease !

Dec 14, 2014 3pm-8pm
Bourbon Street 4612 Park Blvd, San Diego
Holiday Toy Drive!
What an amazing Sunday Funday at Bourbon Street! Thank you to Javier, Gardenia and their staff for making this happen! Thank you to DJ’s : Cris Herrera, Chad Fortin, Joe Pea, Ivan Gregory, Uriah West, and Matthew Brian – you had us dancing all afternoon, into the night! The playpen filled up with toys and guests enjoyed Otter Pop and Candied Apple Shots featuring St Petersburg Vodka!

Dec 22, 2014 6pm-9pm
Tilted Kilt Downtown Monday Night Football and Toy Drive
310 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

What an amazing night! Thank you to everyone at Tilted Kilt San Diego – Downtown for an awesome evening! Thank you to our sponsors Henebery Celebrated Whiskey, Travel Set Go and La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic ! Thank you also to our generous check donors, John R Mabee of Golden Eagle Farms, Jesse Fanning of Henebery Celebrated Whiskey and Krista Lombardo of the Krista Lombardi Charity Challenge. Thank you to all our guests who brought amazing toys for our kids! Thank you also to our raffle and silent auction donors, Tilted Kilt, Sushi Deli, Fluxx, Side Bar, F6ix, Don Chido, RA Sushi, Pacific Beach Fish Shop, The Local Pacific Beach, Touch of Theta Massage Therapeutics, ELiveLife, and Shoelin Kempo Arts. We raised $13,600 !

Thank you to our companies who also held toy drives!
Parq Night Club
Miller’s Field
Darian and Becky Jo’s Birthday Party
Nancy Rankin & Family
Teresa Miller
Alliant Insurance
Excelsior Academy
Qualcomm, Inc
Wellness & Longevity Medical Group of La Jolla Inc.
Mojo Vapors
GIA – Gemological Institute of America
Synergy Corporate Housing
Fire & Rescue Team, City of San Diego
Pure Financial Advisers
So Cal Lady Elves
Evolution Nutrition & Athletics
Chuck Jones Gallery
Swedenborgian Church
Emerald Connect

And Bicycles donated by:
BIA Cares Foundation, charitable arm of the Building Industry Assoc. of San Diego
and arranged by Eric Jones, Harcourts .

Interested in making a difference in 2015? Please contact Angela at