The Gala 2021

"a night under the stars"

Our 2021 Gala celebration event is in the books!

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We hosted an amazing and successful fundraiser at the breathtaking International Legacy Center where 200 guests enjoyed live entertainment, gourmet plated dinner, and exciting silent auctions while we danced the night away under the stars as we celebrated all our accomplishments this past year.

Proceeds raised will directly go to provide Trauma Informed Mentoring programming for high-risk youth, Mobile Food Pantry services for low-income communities, and support our new Mobile Laundry services for unsheltered individuals as we continue to overcome the hardships throughout this pandemic.

We want to thank our Gala committee team for their challenging work and dedication in planning our beautiful Gala fundraiser. Also, thanks to our sponsors and auction donors for their trust and confidents in investing in our efforts for a better community.

 

And to all of our guest, thank you for taking the time in sharing the night with us.

 

Until next. Cheers!

Outdoor Venue

Musical Acts

Auctions Items

Photo Booth

Line-Up

Dr. Issa-Lahera

MC Host

Dr. Antonia Issa Lahera currently works as an Associate Professor at CSU Dominguez Hills in the School Leadership Program. She has worked as a mentor for the National Urban Alliance and done extensive work around the country. Dr. Issa Lahera is the author of numerous book chapters, peer reviewed articles, and books.

David Bronner

Guest Speaker

David Bronner is an American corporate executive and activist. As the top executive at Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, he has become known for his activism around a range of issues, especially fair trade, sustainable agriculture, animal rights, and drug policy reform.

Foamy Homies

Entertainers

The Foamy Homies are a collective of artists, connecting people through songs and interactive performances.

Daniel Cruz

Youth Performer

Daniel is a self-taught 17-year-old pianist from Oceanside who is a straight-A student and a fulltime employee with aspirations of going to an Ivy League University pursuing a career in Musical Arts. 

Undercover Jamz

Musical Performers

Undercover Jams is an rR&B/soul group made of retired SDPD officers that have found a passion in singing classic 60's, 70's, and 80's hits with millions of views on YouTube and multiple social media platforms.

Cydney Davis

Musical Performer

Cydney Davis is an actress, singer, songwriter, and vocal coach. She has sung background for artists such as Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Barry White, Joe Cocker, Donna Summer, Stevie Wonder and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. to name a few. She co-wrote the song "You're Gonna Love It" which was recorded by Motown diva Diana Ross in 1990.

Gala Committee

Edith Sanchez Cruz

Gala Chair

Oscarin Ortega

Executive Director

Gala Committee Members

Kellie Davis

Carina Martinez

Cheryl Sampson

Antonio Jacobo

Norman Sauceda

Tim Clark

Gala Pics