Solutions for Change gala Sept. 19 to benefit veterans, homeless families

Solutions for Change, a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to solving family homelessness, will hold its annual fundraising gala, “An Evening to Remember … With Our American Heroes,” from 5-11 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Jet Source airplane hangar at the Carlsbad Airport, which will be stylishly transformed to welcome more than 800 guests.

This year’s event will honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces, while raising support for programs and services that help solve family homelessness.

Event guest speakers are Taya Kyle and Clint Bruce. Taya Kyle is a veteran family activist and widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (the subject of the 2014 Academy Award-winning film “American Sniper”) and author of “American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal.” Also appearing is former Navy SEAL and pro football player Clint Bruce, a nationally recognized speaker and author on veteran issues and leadership.

The evening will feature gourmet cuisine by award-winning Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, and will also showcase live music, exciting live and silent auctions, entertainment and special presentations honoring the men and women who have served in our nation’s military.

Chris Megison, president and CEO of Solutions for Change, said, “This year’s event is our boldest initiative yet, kicking off a 1,000-day campaign to raise awareness and support for what many are calling the nation’s most innovative solution to family homelessness.”

Tickets for this year’s event are $375, with sponsorship packages starting at $3,000.

Sponsors include The Issa Family Foundation, The Bob Baker Automotive Group, Forte for Children, Tri-City Medical Center, Western CNC, Inc., Scratch Media, Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, Wells Fargo, Lexus of Carlsbad, Monster Tool Company and Genentech. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For information about Solutions for Change and to reserve tickets or sponsorships for “An Evening to Remember … With Our American Heroes,” visit or call 760-941-6545.