Makers of San Diego History

Makers of San Diego History Annual Dinner Gala honoring the Jewish Community of San Diego

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Schedule of Events

6 – 10PM
Reception, Dinner and Program at the
Hyatt Regency, La Jolla at Aventine


2016 100th Year of the San Diego Zoo and Zoological Society
(Click link to see details about last year’s Makers event!)

2015 Centurions of San Diego

2014 U.S. Military in San Diego and Walter J. Zable

2013 The Craft Brew Industry

2012 The Tuna Industry
2011 Sol Price

2010 Qualcomm, Inc.

2008 Transformation of Naval Training Center into Liberty Station: Wayne Donaldson, Jack Ensch, Susan Golding, Wayne Raffesberger and Mike Stepner

2007 Daniel J Tucker, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Terry Cooper, Las Patronas

2005 Fred Lewis, Heart of San Diego

2003 Pauline des Granges, The Junior League of San Diego, The Evans Family and The Hom Family

2002 Honorable Lionel Van Deerlin, Honorable Leon Williams, Mary and Dallas Clark, and Robert M. Witty, Retiring Executive Director

2001 Philip Klauber, Dorothy Smith, Gustavo Romero, The Burnham Family


On June 10th, 2017 the San Diego History Center will host our annual gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Please continue to reference this web page as more information will be shared in the future.

The San Diego History Center’s annual gala, The Makers of San Diego History, honors the institutions, communities, and people who have made history in their own time. Over the years our honorees contributions have ranged from technological advances that have changed the world, (Qualcomm, 2010); to passionate community members who have instrumentally added to the fabric of our city, (The Hom and Evans Families, 2003); to various industries that have shaped San Diego, (Craft Beer, 2013 and Tuna Industries, 2012). Recently, the Makers Gala honorees have also coincided with our marquee exhibitions, most recently with San Diego Zoo Global, in their centennial year. 

It is our pleasure to showcase a different part of our history each year and to honor various aspects of San Diego’s story in a grand fashion through the Makers Gala.  By combining our Marquee Exhibition with the Makers Gala, we are able to more fully explore the stories of our community for longer than one night, and develop long lasting partnerships, allowing us to work together in preserving and sharing a special portion of our community’s shared history.

In 2017, we will be honoring the Jewish community in San Diego and celebrating their uniqueness and vast contributions to the place we all call home. In March, the San Diego History Center will open a comprehensive and unprecedented exhibition focusing on San Diego’s regional Jewish Community from the mid-19th century to the present. This major exhibition will explore the fascinating, rich and significant history of the Jewish community through engaging, educational and entertaining presentations for adults, families and children and will provide a beautiful and vital narrative of the Jewish experience in San Diego.

Please be sure to check back often as we will update this page as the event gets closer.
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