Chair of the Board of Supervisors Nathan Fletcher, Supervisor Nora Vargas, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, and Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas were among community leaders who gathered to toast SBCS’s widespread impact and bright future at Saturday’s Change Their Lives Gala
Saturday, October 23 brought five decades of fun to Liberty Station as SBCS and more than 300 supporters “danced and dined through the decades” in celebration of SBCS’s 50 years of service in San Diego at the organization’s annual Change Their Lives Gala.
The fete was more than a groovy time as over $200,000 was raised in support of SBCS’s work strengthening communities. Among notable guests were event co-chairs County Board of Supervisors chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Nora Vargas, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas, SBCS board chair Sean Kilkenny, Dudek, and representatives from leading sponsors HomeFed, Baldwin & Sons, Seven Mile Casino, and the JEM Project.
The event took guests through four separate decade-themed sections, each with its own fun feature. The 70’s section featured disco roller-skate performers, the 80’s arcade games and a Bob Ross impersonator, the 90’s a “Ross and Rachel” signature cocktail, and the event culminated with a “2000’s and today” space that had guests dancing to the greatest music hits of the past 20 years performed by the band Republic of Music. Silent and live auction items added to the fun and funds-raised for the evening.
“We’re grateful everyone who attended and supported this year’s Change Their Lives Gala,” said SBCS President and CEO Kathie Lembo. “We had a great time marking SBCS’s 50 years of service to San Diego and raised vital funding that will help us continue our work strengthening communities.”