On Saturday, February 22, the Altrusa Club of Chula Vista, Inc. Foundation held their annual Just Imagine fundraiser at the Paradise Point Resort, surpassing their goal in support of educational programs, reaching over $36,000! A good time was had by all kicking off Mardi Gras dancing to live music from the Euphoria Brass Band, winning awesome prizes, laughing at the jokes of the Masters of Ceremonies, Michael Monaco and Betty Waznis, and building friendships. Altrusa gives special thanks to the following sponsors, donors, and event organizers: Baldwin and Sons, Aplomb Media, Eaton Escrow, Dream Big Real Estate Ventures, Inc., Seacoast Commerce Bank, Copy Link, Carmen Richardson, Helyn Sloan, Shauna Stokes, Jeri Gustafsson, Eva Salas, and Patti Rahiser.
Altrusa Foundation President, Hillary Sloan, and Club President, Danielle Robello, presented grants totaling $17,000 in support of OnStage Playhouse, the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, the Border View Family YMCA, the Quin Murphy Foundation, Days for Girls, and Water for Children Africa. The funds enable students to further their education of the arts, support their college pursuits, and provide resources that break down barriers to education.
Altrusa International of Chula Vista has been an active supporter of our South Bay community for over 60 years. They are enthusiastically breaking barriers to education and strengthening our community by providing hands-on volunteer service and financial support, developing leadership, fostering education, and encouraging fellowship through an international network of dedicated volunteers. To learn more about Altrusa and how you can support your community, join the Altrusa Club of Chula Vista at one of their meetings at 6 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month at Mangia Italiano.