SMSC 2019 Event Schedule

Katie Boute and Alyssa Virissimo at the 2018 Haute with Heart Fashion Show


SMSC is happy to announce our 2019 Events Schedule!

April 27, 2019 

18th Morning Glory Brunch

We are bringing back our Morning Glory Brunch for 2019. Join us for an afternoon of bites, beverage tastings, live music, shopping and the return of our signature frog race with CASH prizes!

For more info click here.

August 10, 2019

42nd Haute with Heart Fashion Show & Luncheon

This event will highlight professional models and the community of St. Madeleine’s dressed in the latest fashions on the runway; boutique shopping; silent, live and opportunity auctions.

For more info click here.

November 8, 2019

6th Annual SMSC “Swing with Santa” Golf Tournament

Enjoy a day full of FUN on Sycuan’s Pine Glen 3-Par Course to support the Student Appreciation Holiday Celebration. All golfers receive a round of golf with cart, lunch, happy hour dinner reception & gift bag.

For more info click here.

January 18, 2020

6th Annual Tea by the Sea

Our always popular Tea by the Sea returns to The Marine Room yet again in 2020! Tea by the Sea will feature complimentary signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvre, silent auction, and a menu by Chef Bernard!

For more info click here.

Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming events and ticket information! 

Volunteer Spotlight: Ed Wammack

Volunteer Spotlight

Ed Wammack

How long have you been volunteering at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center?

I began volunteering in September of 2019


Why did you decide to become a volunteer?

 My daughter, Kelsey, is a student at SMSC. After retiring in June of 2019, I wanted to give some of my free time to a worthy cause like St. Madeleine Sophies Center. I was also very interested in seeing where Kelsey spent a lot of her time each week.


What are your favorite things about volunteering?

 I have enjoyed a lot of things, but there are 3 things in particular that have been enjoyable:

1) Working as an Aide to Dolores Knight in the Occupational Opportunities class each week. She makes the class fun and interesting for all of us!

2) Feeling a part of the community more and more each week. The students have shown a genuine interest in who I am and have been very welcoming and kind!

3) Watching how Kelsey interacts with so many other people. This is a side of her I had not seen before. I can now relate much better to her day-to-day experiences.

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Wahle

Volunteer Spotlight

Patricia Wahle

How long have you been volunteering at St Madeleine Sophie’s Center?

I came aboard in August this year.  I first heard about SMSC while visiting Sophie’s Gallery in Kensington for the first time a couple of months earlier, and knew I had to check it out!

Why did you decide to become a volunteer?

I decided to become a volunteer after I toured the main campus and Sophie’s Gallery.  Erica gave me a lot of great information on the tour and she was totally enthusiastic about SMSC. But it was the students and participants who came up to introduce themselves that just got to my heart. They were the reason I decided to volunteer. I just had to know more about these unbelievably wonderful people! There was such a positive vibe, a joyfulness, and a special spirit everywhere – the intention to be friendly and kind and a willingness to do their best. Why wouldn’t someone want to volunteer here? I call SMSC my “HAPPY” place.

What are your favorite things about volunteering?

My 2 favorite things about volunteering at SMSC are getting to know the amazingly dedicated staff, and getting to know and assist the wonderful students. I have trouble remembering everyone’s name, but everybody is happy to remind me and they are so, so, kind and friendly. I know that I am learning and experiencing so much through helping the students – much more than I am contributing for sure!

Volunteer Spotlight: Shira Villalta

 Volunteer Spotlight

Shira Villalta


How long have you been volunteering at St Madeleine Sophie’s Center?

 I have been interning through National University at SMSC for just a few weeks now and it has been great so far.


Why did you decide to become a volunteer?

I decided to intern at SMSC because of the chance to work hands-on in a professional environment to help me learn more about the career path that I’m pursuing. This internship also gives me an opportunity to meet different people with diverse leadership styles.


What is your favorite thing about volunteering?

My favorite thing is the amazing and caring people that are at SMSC from staff, to the students, to upper level management. I like how they value and care for students by helping them accomplish something. I am amazed by their dedication.