The Jewel Ball

About the Ball

Las Patronas is thrilled to celebrate its seventy-fifth year of fundraising for worthy San Diego nonprofit organizations by welcoming supporters and guests to our annual event at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. For one evening in August, we transform the venue into the backdrop for a magical black-tie event. Guests will be treated to an exceptionally fun night of dining and dancing under the stars in celebration of our nonprofit beneficiaries and generous supporters. Last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Patronas made the difficult decision to hold a virtual Jewel Ball but was still able to raise $941,562 for our beneficiaries, who need the assistance more than ever.

The first Jewel Ball gala was held in 1947 – attracting two hundred guests and raising $1,357. At that time, Las Patronas was made up of fourteen members who contributed handmade ball decorations. Today, the fifty active members of Las Patronas proudly carry on the traditions of our founding members. We still build the design elements by hand 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.

As we celebrate our seventy-fifth year of serving the San Diego Community, Las Patronas is working hard to continue to bring much needed funds to our worthy beneficiaries, and also to plan for our 75th Anniversary Jewel Ball, Diamonds Are Forever! In classic James Bond style, Diamonds Are Forever will exude elegance, exhilaration, excitement, and intrigue, while incorporating a nod to the past. Arrive dressed to kill, and you will be taken on a mission like you’ve never experienced . . . and won’t soon forget. Think mystery, action, glamour, and sophistication. Think Bond, and prepare to be blown away.

We thank you for your continued support of our work to help those in need in San Diego County and we look forward to safely welcoming you back to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club on August 7, 2021!


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August 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.


Balboa Park Police Foundation

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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.