About the Ball
This year we will sail into the uncharted islands of the South Pacific. Get swept away in the
warm breeze and exotic beauty of The South Seas for an enchanted evening full of
tropical landscapes and a few playful surprises.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 20, 2022, for a celebration of Las Patronas’
nonprofit beneficiaries and generous supporters. “After a globally uncertain year, Las
Patronas is hard at work, helping San Diego nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions.
Our worthy beneficiaries provide valuable community services, and their critical needs right
now are greater than ever.
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. The James Bond themed Jewel Ball was the first in-person event in two years and netted $1,049,041.68 for San Diego nonprofits, a milestone not achieved since the 70th
Anniversary Jewel Ball, Shangri-La.