Annual Gala

Honoring Barry La Forgia

After 34 years of selfless service, our founder and Executive Director, Barry La Forgia is retiring. On October 15, we will pay tribute to Barry’s relentless commitment to the mission that we all share. Please join us in this extraordinary night of celebration and well-deserved recognition.

In honor of Barry’s lifework, all funds raised for the Gala will be used to support our Medicines for Children Program, providing healing to impoverished children and families around the world.

Gala details

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
  • 5:30 pm-7 pm - Cocktail Reception
  • 7 pm – Dinner, Special Presentations, and Dancing
  • Black Tie Optional

For overnight guests the hotel will be offering a special room rate, but you must book by September 23. (Please use this link for hotel reservations - https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/JOLLA/G-ITMS or call 877-803-7534)

Three ways to participate

Whether you'd like to become a sponsor, attend the event or just donate, in honor of Barry’s lifework, all funds raised for the Gala will be used to support our Medicines for Children Program, providing healing to impoverished children and families around the world.

BEcome a sponsor

Your sponsorship helps to underwrite the costs of the event so that everything raised will go to Medicines for Children.

Buy Tickets

The festivities will commence at the stunning Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine with a spirited cocktail reception. The celebration will continue with a three-course gourmet dinner, hosted wine, special presentations and dancing.

Donate

Your donation will be used for our Medicines for Children program, which annually provides over $50 million in medicines to vulnerable and disadvantaged populations for a fraction of their cost.

2022 Presenting sponsor
2022 Partner sponsor
2022 Champion sponsor
2022 Ambassador sponsor
2022 Ally sponsor

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