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112th Anniversary Charity Ball Special Edition Program

February 2021

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Since 1909, the volunteer-organized Charity Ball Committee has put children first. Given the continued challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, for the first time since 1946, we will not gather for the traditional Charity Ball at the Hotel del Coronado this year.

Instead we will achieve our mission by focusing our fundraising on the 112th Anniversary Charity Ball Special Edition Program in support of behavioral health programs at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, which will debut in February 2021.

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To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Gwynn Thomas at or 619-997-5219. All sponsorship sales must comply with Hospital and Foundation policies. Sponsorships must be received by December 15, 2020, to be included in the Special Edition Program.

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum: $20,000


Gold: $15,000

Silver: $10,000

Dulie and Dr. John Ahlering*+
David C. Copley Foundation
Barb and Charley Crew
The Stephen and Lynne Doyle Family Foundation*
Alison and George Gildred*+
Patti Holmes
Clarice and Bill Perkins*+
Professional Maintenance Systems
Tammy and Cameron Rooke and The Withington Foundation

Bronze: $7,500

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Patron: $5,000

Catherine and Phil Blair / Linda and Mel Katz+
Karen and Bob Bowden
Julie and Michael Connolly*
Vicki and Chris Eddy*
Jane Trevor Fetter and Thompson Fetter+
Thomas J. and Theodora Lynch Fleming Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Patrick and Anjie Frias
Joyce Klein - Lady's Secret Foundation
RADM Riley D. Mixson
Ellen and Jim Moxham*+
George W. Cowan & Drs. Robert & Julie Cowan Novak*
The San Diego Foundation
Phyllis and Dave Snyder*+
Gwynn and Brian Thomas*+
Emma and Leo Zuckerman

Benefactor: $3,600

Diane and Elliot Feuerstein Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Wine/Champagne Sponsor: $3,000

Missy and Chris Tresse

Benefactor: $2,500

Tommi and Bob Adelizzi+
Hamp Atkinson and Peggy Hanley
Charles Bergan and Lisa Kanetake
California Bank and Trust – El Cajon
Carol and Dr. Jeff Chang*+
David C. Copley Foundation
John and Cynthia Curiel
Diane and Elliot Feuerstein Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Kaye and Ronald D. Harper
Barbara and Dr. Bill McColl+
Lisa and John Mills*
Ludvina and Ismael (Sonny) Nevarez*
Barbara and Dan Spinazzola
Katie and Dan Sullivan
Ms. Marie Tuthill and Mr. Scott Slocum*
Union Bank

Friend: $2,000

Merrilee and Mike Neal

Friend: $1,500

Sean Oversmith & Amy Wax

Friend: $1,000

Arcturus Therapeutics
Adam and Shelley Baker
Mary Alice and Ron Brady
Barbara Brown+
Lori and Steve Cairncross
June Chocheles*
Endeavor Bank
Nanci and Bill Engle
Shannon and G. T. Frost+
Holly and Dr. Robert Heaton
Ann L. Hill*
Dr. and Mrs. E. Woodrow Hunt
Hotel Del Coronado
Betty and Dr. Leonard Kornreich
Roxi and Judge Fred Link*+
The Marlin Alliance, Inc.
McMillin Family
Will and Nora Hom Newbern
Micki Olin and Dr. Reid A. Abrams
Bonnie and John Rush
Lisa and Glen Vieira*+
Judith K. White
Molly and Doug Wright

*Committee Member
+Past Chairman

Box Patron Donors

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adelizzi+
Dr. and Mrs. John R. Ahlering*+
Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Blair+
Dr. and Mrs. R. Jeffrey Chang*+
Ms. Anne L. Evans+
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Fetter+
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon T. Frost, Jr.+
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Gildred*+
Mrs. Kenneth H. Golden+
Mrs. Gloria M. McColl Powell+
Mr. and Mrs. A. James Moxham*+
Mr. and Mrs. David Mulliken+
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Parrish*+
Mr. and Mrs. William Perkins*+
Mrs. Phillip Rand*
Mr. and Mrs. John Rush
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Schmidt
Mr. W. Scott Slocum*
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Snyder*+
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Starkey+
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Swortwood+
Mr. Jonathan Tibbitts, Jr. and Ms. Anne Vafis
Ms. Marie Tuthill and Mr. Dennis Bradstreet
Deacon and Mrs. Jim Vargas
Mr. and Mrs. Burnet F. Wohlford+

Why Behavioral Health Programs and Why Now

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, San Diego’s children already were in a mental health crisis. Unfortunately, the social isolation and shifts in ordinary dynamics necessary to combat the pandemic have exacerbated the crisis -- we are seeing amplified and increased cases of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Thankfully, behavioral health programs at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego provide myriad critical services and therapies to address the escalation of mental health concerns facing our children and teens. We know that early intervention can help stem the long-term consequences of untreated mental health concerns, and we invite you to stand up for children who battle behavioral health concerns through your continued support as a valued Charity Ball sponsor or advertiser.

Your gift to Rady Children's behavioral health programs through the 2021 Charity Ball will be matched by a special Hospital fund, doubling your impact on the patients who benefit from them. In addition, your gift will also unlock funds provided by Ernest and Evelyn Rady to reimagine the Hospital campus and facilities and continue supporting the lifesaving work accomplished every day at Rady Children’s. 

During this time of critical need, we thank all our loyal Charity Ball Sponsors, Box Patrons, Donors and Committee members for your loyal support.

To pay with credit card by phone, or for more information, please email Laura O'Sullivan or call 858-966-8366.