spirit of giving

Spirit of Giving Award

The Las Patronas Spirit of Giving Award was instituted in 2003 to salute the strong partnerships that help Las Patronas fulfill its mission to aid San Diego’s nonprofit community. The purpose of this award is to publicly recognize a partnership with an individual or organization that has consistently supported the efforts and interests of Las Patronas. The award represents Las Patronas’ appreciation of the shared commitment to our ideals and the importance of the partnership over a significant period of time. The honored recipient demonstrates a unique relationship and spirit of giving that goes beyond structured donor opportunities.

Previous award winners include:

2003 – La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
2004 – Sami Ladeki, owner and CEO of the Ladeki Restaurant Group
2005 – Bowers Jewelers
2006 –
Chism Brothers Painting
2007 – Dunn-Edwards Paints
2009 – Ken Miracle, Miracle Brand Design
2010 – Randy Cutting, Abbey Party Rents
2011 – Jim Roth, Director of Audio Visual & Production Services, MSI Meeting Services, Inc.
2012 – Coach Dave Ponsford, LJHS
2014 – The Alpha Project
2015 – Don Caulfield
2016 – The La Jolla Light
2017 – Mark D. Lyon, Mark D. Lyon, Inc.

We are proud to announce the firm of Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. as the honoree of the 2017 Spirit of Giving Award.

For the past 15 years, Mark and his staff have played an integral role in the execution of the Jewel Ball. They work tirelessly with the Jewel Ball Design Team to translate their creative vision into workable blue prints. They scale each design element into the plan that transforms the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club into an elaborately themed Ball. They detail every aspect of the design, that extends from the driveway, through the entrance, fountain court, pool area, and into the ballroom. Once the plan is finalized, they produce full-sized blueprints for each Las Patronas chairperson, all vendors supporting the Ball and personnel of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. These blue prints are critical in making each year’s theme flawlessly come to life. We appreciate this valuable partnership and hope to continue for many years to come.