The Arc of San Diego Hosts Winter Wonderland Fashion Show & Luncheon 2023

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Philanthropic event supports children and adults with disabilities

San Diego, CALIF- The Arc of San Diego’s Winter Wonderland Fashion Show & Luncheon on December 1, 2023 brought together some of San Diego's most fashionable and philanthropic citizens at The US Grant Hotel. All funds raised at the event benefited The Arc of San Diego and ensure the ability to continue providing essential services such as day training, employment, and residential living services to more than 2,000 individuals with disabilities.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of supporters and attendees, The Arc of San Diego was able to raise over $100,000 for essential program needs in order to better serve clients in San Diego County!

Guests enjoyed a silent auction and holiday shopping vendor boutique upon arrival followed by a luncheon and runway show produced by Style Personality Leonard Simpson. The program also included a live auction hosted by auctioneer Clint Bell and an amazing opera performance by local singers Rosario Monetti and Victoria Robertson. The event emcee was acclaimed choreographer and dance personality Mary Murphy.

Winter Wonderland was made possible by event chairs Maria Stanley and her daughter Cici Drummond and Laura Applegate and her daughter Erica Ram, all dedicated local philanthropists and supporters of The Arc of San Diego. The event Honorary Chairs were Dr. Howard and Barbara Milstein. Sponsors, vendors, and volunteers all played vital contributions to make Winter Wonderland possible.

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.

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