The Jewel Ball

About the Ball

For the past 74 years, Las Patronas has welcomed guests at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, which is transformed for one evening into a magical black tie event. The annual Jewel Ball is a celebration of a yearlong effort by the 50 members of Las Patronas to raise support for our worthy beneficiaries. Guests are treated to an exceptionally fun night of dining and dancing under the stars in celebration of our nonprofit beneficiaries and generous supporters.

The first Jewel Ball gala was held in 1947 – attracting 200 guests, and raising $1,357. At that time, Las Patronas included 14 members who contributed handmade decorations. Today, the 50 active members of Las Patronas proudly carry on the traditions of our founding members. We still build the design elements offsite and transport them, piece by piece, to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club to ultimately create one of San Diego’s best fêtes, The Jewel Ball.

With a Vision for a Bright Future, the 74th Jewel Ball, 20/20 Spectacular, will be brought to you as a virtual event. Like never before this event will be open to everyone. Family and friends far and wide can join us on August 8th and enjoy our virtual program. Underwriters and paid ticket holders will be able to enjoy a gourmet meal, fine wine and champagne should they choose.

We encourage everyone to host family and friends in the safety of their homes (should local mandates allow) and enjoy the event on their device or smart TV. The evening program will include spotlights on our beneficiaries, spectacular entertainment and a live auction to help us raise funds for our very deserving beneficiaries. This might be a virtual event but in true Las Patronas spirit we want to bring a Spectacular Jewel Ball experience to all.

Please join us on August 8th for 20/20 Spectacular.


2019 jewel ball chair
Shay Stephens
Chair, Jewel Ball 2020
Lin Foletta and Michelle Parker
Co-chairs, Jewel Ball 2020

jewel ball wonderland

August 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Balboa Park Police Foundation

Sponsor the Ball

Your cash donation will have the most impact on our ability to fund our deserving beneficiaries.

donate goods and services


​Gain exposure for your business while helping us with the Silent Auction & Opportunity Draw.


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​Highlight your favorite beneficary.
Give Exposure to your business.


In-Kind Donations

Help us reduce costs by donating food, beverages, design elements or entertainment.​

Past Jewel Balls

Each year the Ball has a new theme. Click here to learn more about the Jewel Ball and to see images from previous Jewel Balls.