Casino Royale Gala 2024 was a Smashing Success!

Kurtin Family

Philanthropic event supports children and adults with disabilities

San Diego, CALIF-

The Arc of San Diego held their annual Spring Casino Royale Gala on April 20, 2024 at The US Grant Hotel. The event brought together some of San Diego's most notable philanthropists for an unforgettable evening of glamour, mystery, and excitement for a great cause.

All funds raised benefit The Arc of San Diego and more than 2,000 children and adults with disabilities who annually receive support. Generosity from the attendees ensured the ability to continue providing essential services such as adult day program, vocational training, and employment placement.

Guests were greeted with a captivating cocktail reception adorned with silent auction and whimsical photo booth. Enchanting magicians mesmerized attendees as they mingled, listened to live music, and enjoyed delectable hors d'oeuvres. Guests moved to the ballroom, where they indulged in a lavish dinner and danced to music by Wayne Foster Entertainment. The program also included a musical performance by Arc clients and live auction.

MC Mark Mathis, an enthusiastic Meteorologist from KUSI TV, served as the MC and charmed the audience with his entertaining wit, ensuring an incredible evening for all. Concluding the evening on a sweet note, guests indulged in a divine coffee and dessert bar before dancing the night away in jubilant celebration.

The spectacular Casino Royale Gala owes its success to the tireless efforts of Gala Chair Linda Kurtin, a local philanthropist and longtime supporter of The Arc of San Diego, as well as our generous sponsors. "We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the generous donors whose unwavering support made our gala a tremendous success," said Jennifer Bates Navarra, Vice President of Marketing & Development at The Arc of San Diego. "We would like to thank our sponsors, supporters, and volunteers whose dedication ensured an unforgettable evening.”

About The Arc of San Diego: As one of the largest, most comprehensive service providers for people with disabilities in San Diego County, The Arc of San Diego serves over 2,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome each year. Join The Arc of San Diego’s social media community on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.