The Jewel Ball

About the Ball

Las Patronas is thrilled to have celebrated its seventy-fifth year of fundraising for worthy San Diego nonprofit organizations in welcoming guests to the Jewel Ball at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club on August 7, 2021. For one evening each summer, we transform this beautiful venue into the backdrop for a magical black-tie event. Guests were treated to an exceptionally fun night of dining and dancing under the stars in celebration of our nonprofit beneficiaries and generous supporters.

Las Patronas was founded in 1946 by fourteen members who contributed handmade decorations to the first Jewel Ball. Today, the fifty active members of Las Patronas proudly carry on the traditions of our founding members by building the ball design elements by hand and transporting them, piece by piece, to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club to create one of San Diego’s best fêtes.

Las Patronas thanks all of you who were able join us and support us for the 75th Anniversary Jewel Ball, Diamonds Are Forever! In classic James Bond style, Diamonds Are Forever exuded elegance, exhilaration, excitement, and intrigue, while incorporating a nod to the past. Guests arrived dressed to kill, and were taken on a mission like they’ve never experienced . . . and won’t soon forget. Revelers enjoyed unsurpassed food and drink worthy of a mission accomplished, provided by Behind the Scenes Catering, while dancing the night away to music by Wayne Foster Entertainment. It was an evening filled with reconnecting with friends new and old, while supporting critically needed grants to local nonprofits.

We thank you for your continued support of our work to help those in need in San Diego County, and we thank you for supporting the 75th Anniversary Jewel Ball!


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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.