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2014 Dream On Concert Gala

Concert performance by Grammy winning artist
KENNY LOGGINS

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors and Attendees.

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Promises2Kids most important fundraising event of the the year, the 2014 Dream On Concert Gala, was presented by Kevin Prior and ICW Group Employees and hosted at the La Jolla estate of Promises2Kids board member, Joan Waitt,

The 6th annual Dream On Concert Gala was attended by over 600 philanthropists, community, and business leaders who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of San Diego’s foster children.

The evening kicked off with a VIP sunset cocktail reception followed by a fundraising auction, dinner and a live concert performance by musical guest Kenny Loggins. CBS News 8’s Shawn Styles was the evening’s emcee.

This year’s event raised a net total of approximately $750,000 in critical funds for foster youth in San Diego County! Last year’s sold out event raised nearly $500,000.

Thank you for all those who attended and supported the success of the Promises2Kids 2014 Dream On Concert Gala!

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Shop Jimbo’s through May 18th

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Dream On Auction Preview

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Special Opportunity Drawing:
John Matty Co. Earrings

Rancho Santa Fe’s jeweler John Matty Co. has specially designed and generously donated to Promises2Kids a pair of gorgeous Natural Fancy Green Diamond and Moonstone Drop earrings set in 18k gold and valued at $12,500.  Tickets $100 each or 6 for $500, 12 for $1,000.

The winner will be drawn on June 9th; you do not need to be present to win.

AUCTION PREVIEW


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This beautiful tennis bracelet can be all yours and will make you the envy of your friends!  Made from gold and diamonds, this CJ Charles Jewelers bracelet is the epitome of luxury.

 


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Fashion show benefits Promises2Kids

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View the photos from the event at Rancho Santa Fe Review

 

Locals feasted on food and fashion for a good cause April 17 at CUCINA enoteca in Del Mar.

The charitable luncheon and fashion show featured food and drinks from the California-inspired Italian restaurant and wine shop, as well as clothing and accessories from Maggie B and TRE Boutique, which are also located in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade.

A portion of the event ticket sales, as well as funds from opportunity drawings, benefited Promises2Kids, a nonprofit organization that supports foster children and fights against child abuse and neglect in San Diego County.

Promises2Kids CEO Tonya Torosian said community support is “critical” for the organization.

“Not only does it help us with funding, but it helps us spread awareness about foster care,” Torosian said. “That’s the biggest advantage of things like today.”

More than 3,300 children are in the foster care system in San Diego County.

Promises2Kids supports these children through its four core programs: Polinsky Children’s Center, Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars and Foster Funds.

More than 2,000 children are cared for each year at Polinsky Children’s Center, an emergency shelter in San Diego for abused and neglected children. Promises2Kids, then known as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation, raised $12 million to build the six-acre facility, which opened in 1994.

Camp Connect reunites siblings that have been separated in foster care. The four-day summer camp is held each year in the mountains of Julian. Following summer camp, Camp Connect hosts a variety of monthly day camps.

Promises2Kids’ Guardian Scholars program encourages foster youth to pursue higher education. The program provides participating students with academic scholarships, financial aid workshops, and college planning […]

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Maggie B Spring Fashion Show

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Thanks to our wonderful donor support this event SOLD OUT and was a fabulous success.

Maggie B is hitting the runway with an exclusive fashion show event which includes the latest fashions paired with a fabulous lunch, a glass of wine, tea or coffee, tax and gratuity. PLUS, $75 in shopping credit to Maggie B, Mister B and TRE.

11:30am – 1:30pm
Cucina Enoteca
Flower Hill Promenade, Del Mar

 

 

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2014 Dream On Concert Gala

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Concert gala hits a high note earning $750,000 net!
Many thanks to our sponsors and attendees.

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Promises2Kids most important fundraising event of the the year, the 2014 Dream On Concert Gala presented by Kevin Prior and ICW Group Employees was held Monday June 9th, 2014. This years concert featured an outstanding live performance by Grammy-winning artist Kenny Loggins at the La Jolla estate of Promises2Kids board member, Joan Waitt,

The 6th annual Dream On Concert Gala was sold out event attended by over 600 philanthropists, community, and business leaders who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of San Diego’s foster children. The evening kicked off with a VIP sunset cocktail reception followed by a fundraising auction, dinner and a live concert performance by musical guest Kenny Loggins. CBS News 8’s Shawn Styles was the evening’s emcee. This year’s event honored the 20th Anniversary of the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center. The evening raised a net of approximately $750,000 in critical funds for foster youth in San Diego County!

Sincere thanks to our chairs and to all those who attended and supported the success of the Promises2Kids 2014 Dream On Concert Gala… This was another inspirational night to remember!


CHAIRS
Lynda Kerr Jolene Perry May Zawaideh

 

HONORARY CHAIRS
Jenny Craig Deborah Marengo Joan Waitt


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FORE KIDS Golf Tournament

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

A fabulous day of golf for a great cause. Gather your favorite foursome and come out to La Jolla Country Club!

This exclusive event benefits the Promises2Kids programs that support over 3,000 foster children in San Diego County. Join us as a player or sponsor and help create a brighter future for foster children. PLUS… The top 1, 2, and 3 teams will be invited to compete free in the semi-final tournament of the 2nd Annual RANDY JONES INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! (see details below)

La Jolla Country Club
September 15, 2014

Putting contest 10:45am
Shotgun start Noon
Cocktails and Dinner 4:30pm
Awards 6:30pm

Registration Fees:

$500 per player
$2,000 per foursome

For more information on sponsorships please contact us at:

858-278-4400
Golf@Promises2Kids.org

Click here for FORE KIDS Player and Sponsorship Information

Click here for information on the RANDY JONES INVITATIONAL

The Randy Jones Invitational is the only championship golf tournament of its kind in San Diego. The top 3 placing teams in the PROMISES2KIDS FORE KIDS charity golf tournament are qualified to compete free in the Semi-Final Tournament to be held at Sycuan Golf Resort or a North County course (TBD) in January 2015. The teams that qualify for the Invitational will compete at the prestigious Torrey Pines Golf Course for the ultimate golf prize – a Dream Golf Escape for eight to Pebble Beach. In addition the winning team will have $10,000 donated in their honor to the charity they are representing.

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Guardian Scholars Mentors

Guardian Scholars mentor Valerie Wentworth, left, with Cal State San Marcos senior Sandra Ramirez at Valerie's Scripps Ranch home in February. They made homemade pizza that afternoon to celebrate Ramirez's 24th birthday.
Guardian Scholars mentor Valerie Wentworth, left, with Cal State San Marcos senior Sandra Ramirez at Valerie’s Scripps Ranch home in February. They made homemade pizza that afternoon to celebrate Ramirez’s 24th birthday. — Bill Wechter/U-T San Diego

Guardians help foster youth achieve college dreams

Mentors offer guidance, friendship to former foster children in college

By Pam Kragen.       March 10, 2014

SAN MARCOS — Sandra Ramirez knows all too well that the deck is stacked against former foster children who dream of going to college.

The 24-year-old senior at Cal State San Marcos is a rare success story in the foster care community, where less than 10 percent of former foster youth enroll in college and just 3 percent graduate.

Her brains and determination can be credited for her achievements, but she has another ace in the hole — Promises2Kids’ Guardian Scholars program, which provides scholarships, one-on-one mentoring and networking opportunities for young adults after they leave the safety net of the foster care system.

Ramirez is the oldest of six siblings who entered the foster care system 14 years ago. So far, she’s the only one to go to college.

She lived happily with a foster family in Ramona from ages 12 to 17, but when foster children turn 18, the monthly stipend provided by the county for their care ends. Ramirez didn’t want to be a burden to her foster parents, so when she graduated from high school, she moved out.

“It was very hard when […]

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Separated siblings reconnect at camp

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SAN DIEGO — About 100 foster children went to camp in Julian Thursday morning to reconnect with their siblings, according to the county of San Diego.

The campers for one reason or another were unable to be placed in the same foster home as their brothers or sisters. The county, which runs the foster system, says it tries to keep siblings together, but can’t always do so.

“I’m personally the father of five adopted foster kids, and to see the smiles on these kids faces and the excitement that they’re going through, to really spend time at summer camp — I remember when I used to get to go to summer camp when I was a lot younger and all the great activities,” said Supervisor Dave Roberts at a send-off event in Kearny Mesa.

Greg Cox, the chairman of the Board of Supervisors, also attended the send-off.

The county said the campers will strengthen family bonds over four days by rock wall climbing, swimming, hiking, archery, scrapbooking, horseback riding, a talent show and dancing.

Camp Connect is funded by a partnership of the county Health and Human Services Agency, the nonprofit Promises2Kids and the Rivers of Hope Foundation – – the charity of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and his wife, Tiffany.

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Foster siblings reconnect for camping retreat

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – About 100 foster youth went to camp in Julian Thursday morning to reconnect with their siblings, according to the county of San Diego.

The campers for one reason or another were unable to be placed in the same foster home as their brothers or sisters. The county, which runs the foster system, says it tries to keep siblings together, but can’t always do so.

“I’m personally the father of five adopted foster kids, and to see the smiles on these kids faces and the excitement that they’re going through, to really spend time at summer camp — I remember when I used to get to go to summer camp when I was a lot younger and all the great activities,” said Supervisor Dave Roberts at a send-off event in Kearny Mesa.

Greg Cox, the chairman of the Board of Supervisors, also attended the send-off.

The county said the campers will strengthen family bonds over four days by rock wall climbing, swimming, hiking, archery, scrapbooking, horseback riding, a talent show and dancing.

Camp Connect is funded by a partnership of the county Health and Human Services Agency, the nonprofit Promises2Kids and the Rivers of Hope Foundation — the charity of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and his wife, Tiffany.

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