Scholarship recipients honored at Don Diego's dinner and concert gala

Billed as "A Night of Sweet Treats Under the Stars," Don Diego Scholarship Foundation held its June 7 dinner and concert gala at the "How Sweet It Is" 2018 San Diego County Fair. From the minute gala-goers entered the whimsical fair entrance, then walked into the candy land-decorated Infield Pavilion devoted exclusively to them, they met and mingled with scholarship recipients, enjoyed gourmet small plates, and ended the night with VIP Grandstand seating at the Kansas concert.

Executive Director Chana Mannen said, "The genuine stars of the night were our amazing 2018 Scholars, who together share $72,500 in college scholarships. Also in starring roles were gala sponsors, guests and auction donors whose support enables these 30 ambitious students from throughout the San Diego area to matriculate at highly regarded colleges around the country in pursuit of their career goals."

In a brief program, Vice Chairman and Gala Emcee Karen Tanz introduced the students, each of whom shared their college and major with the crowd. Spontaneous applause rose up as the students recited their ambitions to become veterinarians, biochemists, agriculture educators and other professionals in diverse fields.


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Michael Bower
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