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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 upcoming February.

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
Barb and Charley Crew
The Stephen and Lynne Doyle Family Foundation
Alison and George Gildred
Clarice and Bill Perkins

Bronze: $7,500

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Patron: $5,000

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 & Dr. Robert & Julie Cowan Novak
The San Diego Foundation
Phyllis and Dave Snyder
Gwynn and Brian Thomas
Emma and Leo Zuckerman

Benefactor: $2,500

Charles Bergen and Lisa Kanetake
Carol and Dr. Jeff Chang
John and Cynthia Curiel
Kaye and Ronald D. Harper
Barbara and Dr. Bill McColl
Lisa and John Mills
Ludvina and Ismael (Sonny) Nevarez
Ms. Marie Tuthill and Mr. Scott Slocum
Katie and Dan Sullivan
Union Bank

Friend: $1,500

Sean Oversmith & Amy Wax

Friend: $1,000

Arcturus Therapeutics
Mary Alice and Ron Brady
Barbara Brown
June Chocheles
Shannon and G. T. Frost
Endeavor Bank
Dr. and Mrs. E. Woodrow Hunt
Hotel Del Coronado
Roxi and Judge Fred Link
The Marlin Alliance, Inc.
Will and Nora Hom Newbern
Micki Olin and Dr. Reid A. Abrams
McMillin Family
Bonnie and John Rush
Barbara and Dan Spinazzola
Lisa and Glen Vieira
Judith White

Box Patron Donors

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adelizzi
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon T. Frost
Mr. and Mrs. David Mulliken
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Schmidt
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Snyder
Tibbitts Family Trust (in memory of former Ball Chairman Alison Tibbitts)
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Swortwood
Ms. Marie Tuthill and Mr. Scott Slocum

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.