Monday Night Football at Tilted Kilt Mission Valley on Monday October 12, 2015

tilted kiltJoin Partying for a Purpose and It’s All About the Kids for Monday Night Football at Tilted Kilt Mission Valley!
Monday October 12, 2015 5pm
Bears vs Chargers ! If you don’t want the hassle, or the prices, of the game, throw on your jersey and come party with us! Drink specials and more! The event supports It’s All About the Kids !

Tilted Kilt Mission Valley is located in Mission Valley Mall next to Macy’s. Lots of parking!

Partying for a Purpose Halloween Party at the University Club

The 34th floor ballroom will be transformed into a Haunted Penthouse!

Partying for a Purpose Halloween Party at the University Club
Friday, Oct 30, 2015

University Club Members and Non-Members are Invited!

Hosted by Angela Brannon-Baptiste, Andre Kwan, Krista Lombardi and Victor Zuniga

Costumes Required! Suggested Theme is : Dead Celebrity

To benefit It’s All about the Kids® Foundation

100% of all tickets, raffle and auction will be donated to It’s All About the Kids® Foundation and their Toys from the Heart Program, providing toys, books and educational materials this Holiday season to over 1600 children in San Diego and Baja Mexico.

Join us for tastings from Henebery Celebrated Whiskey, St Petersburg Vodka, and Joya Sangria from 9:00pm-10pm. Delicious food from the University Club throughout the night and devilish desserts from Sprinkle Me Desserts and Brilliant Treats. Also sponsored by the Arthur Q Johnson Foundation, Bay Equities, SOS Entertainment, Lombardi Team, All 4 Design and Lounge Appeal. Photography by Milo Sees Photography and Snap Shot Photobooth. Media Sponsors: San Diego Magazine and SanDiegoVille.

VIP Tickets include a private VIP section with a gorgeous view of San Diego and luxurious sofa seating from Lounge Appeal. Bottle service available.

University Club Members receive special pricing. Please visit the University Club Members Page on Facebook for the Promo Code. or contact events at .

Cash bar. Silent auction and raffle.

Live Entertainment !


Early Bird $50; Tickets $60; then Final Week $80; Day of $100 [if available], At the Door: $125 [if available]

Early Bird VIP: $85, VIP: $125. At the Door: $150 [if available]

Stay Downtown! Want to stay downtown? The Declan Suites [adjacent to the University Club] is offering $99 rooms until Oct 15, 2015 and $139 until Oct 30 [if available]. Fabulous 2 room suites! $18 valet parking! To book your room CLICK HERE.

21 and over. Valet Parking Available $15. Self Parking $12. Please do not drink and drive.


Naiad Soap Arts Donates Awesome Soaps!

Thank you so much to Erin Pikor of Naiad Soap Arts for contacting It’s All about the Kids and donating over 700 awesome Popsicle Soaps for our kids! We were able to share the soaps with all or our partner charities! We are also going to share with our favorite orphanage Rancho Milagro when we visit this Fall! Thank you so much for your generosity!
For more info on Erin and her company, CLICK HERE!

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RealPage RealWorld 2015 Conference Attendees Donate Books!

This summer, President of the Board, Angela Brannon-Baptiste received an email from Mike Nielson of RealPage, a leading provider of software to the rental housing industry. The company was hosting its annual RealWorld 2015 User Conference in San Diego and were looking for a charity to donate books to. And not just any books, Dr. Seuss books! She quickly replied, “Please choose us!”.

We’d like to send a huge thank you to Mike and everyone at RealPage, as well asall the RealWorld 2015 Conference attendees who donated hundreds of Dr. Seuss books for our kids!

The books were given to Christie’s Place, who is having their annual Back to School Party August 15, 2015. Each child will receive a Dr. Seuss book. We know that all the children, from the little ones up to the teens, will absolutely love their books. We are so thankful!
For more information on RealPage,





Partying for a Purpose Lounge at the US Sand Sculpting Challenge


The US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Expo was on Labor Day weekend on the B Street Pier [Cruise Ship Terminal Pier]!
Thank you to organizers Joyce and Gordon Summer and Director Sonya Parker for a fantastic 4 day event!

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Thank you to everyone who visited the Partying for a Purpose Lounge!
We had so much fun on the B Street Pier with fabulous music, awesome sand sculptures and even the Tall Ships shooting their cannons!

Thank you to our sponsors Joya Sangria and beer sponsors Cabotella, Groundswell Brewing Company, Tilted Kilt Downtown and Fat Cat Beer!

Thank you also to V Group Printing , Diamond Service, Platinum Event Rentals, Travelin Tappers and Brudvik.

Thank you to our entertainment! !
DJ Mandy Mixes
The Eastside Band feat. Jahny Wallz, EV Dub, & Gio Verduzco
El Watusi

For photos, CLICK HERE !
For more info, go to

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San Diego Bacon Fest supporting It’s All about the Kids Foundation

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San Diego Bacon Fest
Saturday September 5, 2015 at Liberty Station

Thank you to Robert and Amber Esparza and Gus Thompson for once again throwing a fantastic event! San Diego’s only International Bacon Day celebration rocked it! A multitude of local chefs with an affinity for bacon participated along with some of San Diego’s best breweries and distilleries for an afternoon that won’t be forgotten. Over 29 eateries and 25 breweries and spirits. We are so grateful!
This amazing event benefits It’s All about the Kids Foundation.

We can’t wait for next year!

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IAATK Hosts the 12th Annual Prom for the Toussaint Academy

It’s All About the Kids Foundation hosted their 12th Annual Prom for the Toussaint Academy on July 29, 2015. Thank you to everyone who made our 12th Annual Prom for the Toussaint Academy a great success! The teens wanted a ROYAL PROM and what fun it was to put this together and then watch the teens have a wonderful time. We set a gorgeous table for 30 and served them a Royal Dinner! Then, they got tons of photos and danced !

It’s All About the Kids Foundation would like to thank Chef Christopher Gardner for an amazing dinner, Sara Rose of Sprinkle Me Desserts for the awesome cake and Erica Michele Crumpler of Brilliant Treats for yummy chocolate coins!

Thank you to Darian Kambiz Limo of San Diego Limo Transfer for getting the kids to the Prom in style!

Thank you to Mandy Rodriguez of DJ MandyMixes for a great job!

Thank you to photographer John Evangelista !

Thank you to volunteers [and fabulous butlers and servers] Adrianna Flores, Kristy Salazar, Eileen Hecker, Yapha Kimmons, Laurel Ann Smith, Josh Danielson, and Becky Jo! Thank you for rocking the red carpet and more, Robert Brooke Eldridge and Julie Ana! Thank you to Board Members Robert and Amber Esparza for always supporting and taking care of business.

Thank you to Yvette Hanson and Brandy Martin for the hair styling and Samantha Higgins and Sam Bledsoe of Mary Kay for makeup!
Thank you to Tony and Margaret Monaghan Cromeans of the Paul Mitchell School for all the boys’ haircuts!
Thank you to everyone who donated suits. Purses, jewelry, shoes and dresses!

Giant Thank you to Bobbi Dupre and Aura Thielen for helping before, during and after and helping me problem solve!

Finally, thank you to the Toussaint Academy for allowing us this honor – Mark Lim and Co. and the teens for being the inspiration for everything that IAATK stands for! THANK YOU OVER AND OVER!







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

Partying for a Purpose Halloween 2015

Partying for a Purpose Halloween Party
University Club
Friday, Oct 30, 2015 9pm-2am


For the third year, the Partying for a Purpose Halloween Party will take place at the University Club. Angela Brannon and Christina Thomas are co-chairs of this event.

You are invited to spend a mischievous evening with over 150 ghosts, sexy witches and zombies at the exclusive club. With views from the 34th floor, the club will be transformed into a Haunted Penthouse! This will be an unforgettable night for a great cause !

Everyone will enjoy hosted tastings of Henebery Whiskey, St Petersburg Vodka, and Joya Sangria with amazing appetizers from the University Club and devilish desserts from Sprinkle Me Desserts and Brilliant Treats. Raffle and Entertainment all night!

Costumes: Dead Celebrity or any costume. REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.
21 and over.

San Diego Magazine is our media sponsor.

All net proceeds from this event will be donated to the It’s All about the Kids® Foundation to help 1600 children have a wonderful holiday season!

Tickets available for sale on August 30, 2015.