Noche de Gala was truly a night that we will remember in our hearts for years to come. With the sun setting on the historic Hotel del Coronado there couldn’t have been a more spectacular way to celebrate our 25th anniversary of changing the lives of thousands of orphaned and abandoned children throughout the years. With the generous hearts and participation of all of you, we are thrilled to announce that we surpassed all of our attendance and fundraising records to date raising over $260,000 in support of the children!

Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel towards each and everyone of you as we look to the future of Corazon de Vida. Today, after 25 years, we are stronger than ever knowing that we have an amazing community standing by our side helping us fulfill our mission to transform the lives of the children of Baja, giving them the opportunities to succeed and empowering them to achieve every dream for many years to come.

A very special thank you to our Main Sponsors Bird Rock Systems, Aeromexico and Mandy and Devin Burstein. To our product sponsors: Ortega's A Mexican Bistro for sponsoring the design and printing of promotional materials, Harumi Floral Design for the beautiful centerpieces, Tahona Mezcaleria, La Reina Raicilla, El Tesoro Tequila and CDV Mission Partner Baja United for the delicious tastings provided at the champagne reception; ChicExecs and Alternative Strategies for all the support with the PR campaign and Chuao Chocolatier for the delicious chocolate treats. Also, to our musicians Sol y Sombra, Sergio D Tala and DJ Alina, and to our team of talented photographers and videographers: Omar Araiza, Julie Ferneau Photography, TJ Sinsay, Reeni Aloha and Aero Perspective. We are also very grateful to the companies and individuals that donated items to our silent auction, your contributions made a huge impact in our fundraising efforts.
We are extremely grateful for our San Diego Chapter, not only for your hard work and commitment leading to the event by inviting your network, securing donations, sponsorships and silent auction items, but also for your love of the children and commitment to Corazon de Vida's mission for the past 6 years! To our amazing Host Committee for working hard for months leading up to the event. To our superstars Masters of Ceremonies Yarel Ramos and Abelardo Rodriguez for working the crowd throughout the night in such a magical way. And to our ever amazing team of hardworking volunteers, none of our events would be possible without your support. Thank you for your love of the children and for believing in our mission.

We are overwhelmed with the increasing support we get each year. We truly believe YOU are the key to our mission. Your loyalty to Corazon de Vida is the reason our children have hope for a better tomorrow. On behalf of the kids, GRACIAS!

Gallery of photos: GALLERY 1   GALLERY 2
📸 Photo credits: Julie Ferneau Photography ( Tj Sinsay, Reeni Aloha.