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2019 Gala

A festive celebration awaits guests at Don Diego Scholarship Foundation’s June 15, 2019 Dinner and Smokey Robinson Concert at the San Diego County Fair.

Receive all-day Preferred Parking and enjoy the Fair’s “Wizard of Oz” themed attractions before following the yellow brick road to the Gala’s exclusive Infield Pavilion setting. Meet 2019 scholarship recipients, mingle with San Diego’s finest, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime items before settling into Stagefront Corona Grandstand seats for legendary Motown performer Smokey Robinson.

Don Diego Chairman Roxana Foxx states, “In 2019, we celebrate topping one million dollars in scholarships to incredible students over the years. The Gala gives us an opportunity to thank our generous donors and kick-start efforts to raise our second million. I encourage people to buy tickets before the event sells out!”


Saturday, June 15, 2019
All Day Preferred Parking
Come early and enjoy the Fair!
4:30PM Hosted Bar, Farm-to-Table Small Plate Selections, Champagne and Desserts
6:00PM Scholarship Recipient Recognition, Live Auction
7:30PM VIP Stagefront Seating, Corona Grandstand Concert: Smokey Robinson

2018 Don Diego Scholarship Foundation recipients at the Gala. Front row: Briana Kier, Hailey Baldwin, Don Diego Scholarship Foundation Vice Chairman Karen Tanz, Angelina Manasan, Megan Clodfelter, Marilyn Long, Ella Sumagaysay. Middle row: Sydney George, Tori Pedersen, Catalina Gonzalez, Travis Woliung, Hiram Olivarria, Conner Watson, Collin Kooyman, Grace Parker, Alyssa Hadix, Sabrina Drobeck. Back row: Elizabeth Melott, Cambria Osborn, Tierra Mathews, Courtney Reiter, Autumn Kleinrath, Anna Lonsway. Not pictured: Alicia Trujillo, Alyssa Marie van Tol, Hannah Lambert, Katie Phillips, Katlyn Barath, Olivia Jarvis, Reanna Paala, Victoria Navarro.

Visit Our Photo Gallery for more photos from the 2018 Gala.

Gala News

2019 Gala Sponsors


Karen and Stuart Tanz


Toast of the Coast
The Liss Family
Cubic Transportation Systems
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Kelly and Laurie Burt
Charity Fair Horse Show


The Karetas Family
Casey Gerry Shenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP
Roxana Foxx, Hunter International
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
The Tulloch Family


Bob and Carilyn Vice
The Fenley Family Foundation
Chana and Frank Mannen

Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer four levels of sponsorship opportunities ranging from $10,000 to $1,000. Sponsors receive Gala tickets, special recognition and the gratification of knowing they are helping deserving students pursue their college and career goals.

Be a Sponsor

Gala Co-Chairs

Lisa Barkett
Roxana Foxx
Juanita Hayes