Makers of San Diego History

Makers of San Diego History Annual Dinner:
Celebrating Our Past—Embracing Our Future

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Schedule of Events

5:30 – 7:00 PM 

Champagne Reception

San Diego History Center

7:00 – 9:30 PM 

Anniversary Dinner

Grand Ballroom at the Prado at Balboa Park

Tickets and Table Options


Reception and Dinner Tickets:
$225  ($125 tax deductible)

VIP Reception and Dinner Tickets:
$300  ($200 tax deductible)

Reception and Dinner Table of 10:
$2,250  ($1,250 tax deductible)

VIP Reception and Dinner Table of 10:
$3,000  ($2,000 tax deductible)

Reception Only:
$125  ($100 tax deductible)

PREVIOUS MAKERS OF SAN DIEGO HISTORY HONOREES


Click links to see details about previous Makers events!

2017 History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community

2016 100th Year of the San Diego Zoo and Zoological Society

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

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

The San Diego History Center’s annual dinner, The Makers of San Diego History, honors the institutions, communities, and people who have made history in their own time. This year we will be celebrating the San Diego History Center on its 90th year of being a civic asset to the region of San Diego.

Founded by civic leader George Marston, the History Center has been telling our region’s story by celebrating civic change-makers for 90 years. Join us for an unforgettable Champagne Reception and Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

At the celebration, we will give you a sneak peek at plans for a new, core exhibition of the San Diego region’s history, innovative ways to connect with local communities to tell their own San Diego stories, and a new scholarship program to engage the historians of tomorrow.

On behalf of the San Diego History Center and Board of Directors, we are honored to have two well-known philanthropists, Julie Cowan Novak and Kristi Pieper as our co-chairs this year along with Honorary Chairs, Malin and Roberta Burnham.

We welcome you to join us as we celebrate our past and embrace our future!

2018 Makers of History Sponsors

Journal Sponsor

Margie and John H. Warner, Jr.

90th Anniversary Tile Sponsor

David C. Hom Family
Tom Sayer, Jr.

Civic Change Maker Sponsor

Fidelity National Title
Gensler
Thomas and Sara Jane Sayer
Nancy Carol Carter (Remember Kate O. Sessions)

Program Sponsor

Messner and Smith

Dinner Sponsorship and Underwriter Opportunities

If you are unable to attend, please consider a 100% tax-deductible sponsorship and receive recognition at event. Sponsorship benefits available.

  • $15,000 Anniversary Dinner VIP dinner table of 10, admission to Champagne Reception, one named anniversary Saltillo tile in the History Center Atrium (value $5,000), recognition in printed program, on SDHC website, in Giving Back Magazine, on all event related publicity, in The Times Newsletter, in the Journal of San Diego History, and from the podium during reception and dinner ($14,000 tax deductible). Underwriting opportunity available for Video Montage 
  • $10,000 Champagne ReceptionVIP dinner table of 10, admission to Champagne Reception, recognition in printed program, on SDHC website, in Giving Back Magazine, on all event related publicity, in The Times Newsletter, in the Journal of San Diego History, and from the podium during reception and dinner ($9,000 tax deductible). Underwriting opportunity available for Champagne, Beer and Wine, Journals (SOLD) 
  • $5,200 90th  Anniversary Tile SponsorVIP seating for 2, admission to Champagne Reception, one named anniversary Saltillo tile in the History Center Atrium (value $5,000), recognition in printed program, on SDHC website, in Giving Back Magazine, on all event related publicity, in The Times Newsletter, in the Journal of San Diego History ($4,000 tax deductible). Visit Anniversary Tile Campaign for more details 
  • $5,000 Celebration SponsorVIP seating for 10, admission to Champagne Reception, recognition in printed program, on SDHC website, in Giving Back Magazine, on all event related publicity, in The Times Newsletter, in the Journal of San Diego History ($4,000 tax deductible). Underwriting opportunity available for Invitations, Dessert, Florals 
  • $2,500 Civic Change Maker SponsorVIP seating for 4, admission to Champagne Reception, recognition in printed program, on SDHC website, in Giving Back Magazine, on all event related publicity, in The Times Newsletter, and in the Journal of San Diego History $2,100 tax deductible. Underwriting opportunity available for Magazine and Marketing, Audio Visual, Programs

All sponsors confirmed by March 31, 2018 will be recognized at the Dinner and in the Anniversary Program.

For further information, contact Joy Soliven 619-232-6203 ext 109 (jsoliven@sandiegohistory.org) or Sheila Thomas at 619-232-6203 ext 126 (sthomas@sandiegohistory.org)

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