Charity Ball

112th Anniversary Charity Ball Special Edition Program

February 2021

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 gwynn.thomas@outlook.com 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.

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Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting: $50,000
Diamond: $25,000
Platinum: $20,000
Anonymous
Gold: $15,000
Silver: $10,000
Dulie and Dr. John Ahlering
Barbara and Charley Crew
Alison and George Gildred
Clarice and Bill Perkins
Bronze: $7,500
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Patron: $5,000
Ellen and Jim Moxham
Gwynn and Brian Thomas
Benefactor: $2,500
Julie and Michael Connolly
Lisa and John Mills
Friend: $1,000
Endeavor Bank

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.