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March 2024

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SDFB: PHOTO BY DOUG GATES Attend benefits Women of Dedication Luncheon APRIL 26 | MARRIOTT MARQUIS SAN DIEGO MARINA "Dedicated Hearts, Devoted to Service" is the theme of the 58th annual Women of Dedication luncheon, honoree presentation, and fundraiser. The event will honor 12 extraordinary women for their dedication to our community through volunteerism and service. The 2024 Honorees are Elaine Becerra, Christine Cremidan, Lisette Farrell, Jennie Hamilton, Connie Matsui, Barbara Rand Metzler, Merrilee Neal, Coreen Petti, Fran Shimp, Julia Ramirez-Stone, Lee Wills-Irvine, Caroline Wohl. "We are delighted to celebrate these amazing women who have worked tirelessly to help those in need," says Dee Ammon, The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary President. Event co-chairs are Rosalie Gerevas and Carol Sciotto. Ernest and Evelyn Rady will be honored with the Peggy Matthews Legacy Award for their profound impact on the community and their dedication to The Salvation Army's mission. 2024WOD.givesmart.com San Diego Food Bank Gala APRIL 27 | SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK Dine Under the Stars at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank's 12th annual San Diego Food Bank Gala benefiting critical hunger-relief programs. The festivities will take place under the stars on the grounds of the organization's 90,000-square- foot warehouse facility in Miramar and will feature live musical entertainment performed by Republic of Music, fabulous silent and live auction items, specialty hors d'oeuvres prepared by renowned local chefs, and a multi-course dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank's vital hunger-relief programs, including the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend food-filled backpacks to children living in poverty who are at risk of hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable. sandiegofoodbank.org/gala FACE Bags & Baubles APRIL 28 | PRIVATE RANCHO SANTA FE ESTATE FACE Foundation presents its 13th annual Bags & Baubles fundraiser, a unique silent auction is held at an expansive private Rancho Santa Fe estate. Bags & Baubles features luxury designer bags from various eras and price points, but also provides guests the opportunity to soak up the sun in a beautiful environment while enjoying complimentary drinks and gourmet bites. "This is the absolute best collection we've ever had at Bags & Baubles," says Cini Robb, FACE co-founder and president. "More than 150 luxury designer handbags, including Hermes, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton, were recently donated to the FACE Foundation for this event from an exclusive collector in Beverly Hills, and they are truly exceptional." Each item up for bid will benefit a pet facing economic euthanasia – a reality that occurs far too often when families are unable to afford life-saving treatment for their critically injured or ill pet. face4pets.org 2024 Scientist of the Year Celebration APRIL 27 | THE CONRAD Each year, the ARCS Foundation, San Diego Chapter, a nonprofit organization led entirely by women, hosts a Scientist of the Year fundraiser to honor a preeminent local scientist. This year's honoree, Terry Sejnowski, PhD, is one of the world's most renowned computer scientists and computational neuroscientists, whose visionary and ingenious work on neural networks laid the foundation for the machine learning and AI revolution that is taking the world by storm today. Dr. Sejnowski is head of Salk Institute's Computational Neurobiology Laboratory and holder of the Frances Crick Chair. He is also a distinguished professor at UC San Diego's School of Biological Sciences, where he is co-director of the Institute for Neural Computation. ARCS San Diego presents a celebration of science and scientists that will pay tribute to this year's ARCS Scholars — all 50 of them — along with distinguished ARCS Scholar alumnus, Randall Kelley, PhD, who has served as Director of Data Science and Machine Learning at several major corporations. Funds raised at the event will support future ARCS scholars. san-diego.arcsfoundation.org 2024 Women of Dedication honorees Terry Sejnowski, PhD 42 MARCH 2024 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE WOMEN OF DEDICATION: PHOTO BY DAVE SICCARDI

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