Thank You to All Who Made
MASTERPIECE in MOROCCO
2019 GALA a Magical Night!
Saturday, July 13th 6pm
at the iconic Spreckels Organ Pavilion
The Spreckels Organ Pavilion was transformed into a magical backdrop for the 2019 Gala, Masterpiece in Morocco.
We wandered to a faraway oasis of culture, art and history under the canopy of a million stars to rejoice in the crown jewel of San Diego, Balboa Park.
It was a world rich in flowing fabric, lush color, embroidered cushions & gilded tabletops. We dined, danced and delighted under the lantern-lights to celebrate and support our ten beneficiaries.
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Thanks to CEG Interactive for the photo booth
THANK YOU FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Patrons of the Prado 2019 MASTERPIECE IN MOROCCO was indeed a night to remember! Thank you for your participation and support! Thanks to the incredible generosity of so many, our annual Gala held on July 13th will help us continue our funding and grant programs to support our beneficiary organizations in Balboa Park.
We were all amazed and delighted by the crowd that turned out—350 guests—to support our work and mission! Our fabulous Gala Chairs — Lynne Doyle, Nancie Geller and Christina Jordan — did a remarkable job creating a magical evening from beginning to end inclusive of a Moroccan-themed dinner from Jeffrey Strauss and his catering team from Pamplemousse Grille.
Guests in attendance were treated to performances by snake charmers, bellydancers, middle eastern musicians, children from San Diego Junior Theatre, singer Joey Molina, The Mighty Untouchables who had everyone on their feet dancing (including Joey Molina jumping back up on stage for a resounding rendition of Sweet Child of Mine with the band).
We were honored to celebrate the achievements of Sheryl and Harvey White, our inaugural ICON Award recipients, and it is always a privilege to have Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer in attendance.
Our event could not have happened without the generous participation of the friends and businesses who so kindly donated items for our Live and Silent Auctions; Gray Pham of GP241 Industries for his time and super talent creating our two videos, Christy Billings for her beautiful design on the invite and program, thank you to our production teams and volunteers, and for every donor, gala attendee and wine opportunity ticket purchaser your efforts helped to make the evening momentous! A deeply heartfelt thank you to our Sponsors and Honorary Committee for their dedication, and to our Gala Chairs and Committee Members for your creativity and resourcefulness in making Masterpiece in Morocco truly magnificent!
2019 GALA CHAIRS
Christina Jordan Lynne Doyle Nancie Geller
KAREN & DON COHN
ICON Award for arts & culture
Sheryl & Harvey White
Missed the gala — Join us next year for another spectacular evening supporting the invaluable arts, science and cultural organizations of Balboa Park.
This year’s major funding beneficiaries: Fleet Science Center, San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Museum of Art, The Old Globe, Timken Museum of Art. All ten beneficiaries also receive Bucks4Buses grants.