Call to Artists – Bountiful Art 2014

2014 Bountiful ArtworkSt. Madeleine Sophie’s Center and the Autism Research Institute invite you to submit your artwork to the 2014 Bountiful Art show.

Juried by Christine Knoke from the Mingei International Museum.

The show opens on Friday October 4, 2014, at the Kensington Gallery, 4186 Adams Avenue in San Diego.

To submit artwork download the detailed directions and the application below.

ENTRY DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 19

2014-Bountiful Art Directions

2014 Bountiful-Application

Vertigo © Mark Smith

Opportunity Drawing Items – 37th Haute with Heart Fashion Show

You can’t win if you don’t play!  Pre-purchase your Opportunity Drawing tickets to win!  Live drawing at our 37th Haute with Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon August 16, 2014

Opportunity Drawing Items
  1. $1,000 in CASH (Donated by San Diego County Credit Union)
  2. Padres Terrace Level Suite for twelve (12) vs. San Francisco Giants on September 21, 2014. Includes 3 parking passes, food, and beverages.  For the detailed menu CLICK HERE, to view the suite CLICK HERE.
  3. Wine Chest filled with 50 assorted wines (90 points or above)
Tickets: 1 for $5, 5 for $20, 20 for $50, 50 for $100
Purchase Drawing tickets online CLICK HERE

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Live Auction Items – 37th Haute with Heart Fashion Show

Get Ready to bid and win with our Auctioneer Extraodinaire and Master of Ceremonies Steve Hamann on these amazing experiences at our 37th Haute with Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon: Fashion on Pointe!

Live Auction Items
  1. One week stay for two (2) at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa – Donated by Rancho La Puerta (Value: $7,500). To see more on the resort CLICK HERE.
  2. One week stay for up to six (6) at an Ocean Front Condominium in Ocean Beach, CA – Donated by Toni Petruzzo (Value: $3,000). To see more on this condominium CLICK HERE.
  3. Dinner Afield for up to twelve (12) a pop-up, outdoor, 3-course family-style meal with wine in the serene setting of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Organic Garden – Donated by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (Value: Priceless). To see more on our garden CLICK HERE.
  4. A Private Yacht Experience – Enjoy a private charter for a 3-hour cruise on an 80-foot Broward Luxury Motor Yacht. Accommodates up to 25 guests and includes fuel and crew. Hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center – Donated by Sunset Rendezvous (Value $5,000). To see more CLICK HERE.
  5. Mammoth Mountain Get-Away for Up to 6  – Enjoy five (5) nights in a spacious two-bedroom, two-bath condo that somfortable sleeps up to six (6) people. Daily towel service, washer/dryer, LCD TV, DVD player, fireplace, High-speed wireless access, underground parking and a spa located by each building. If you enjoy fishing, hiking, or skiing, this is the place for you! Donated by Roger & Margaret Hueppchen (Value $1,900).

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SMSC Receives Generous Gift from Terence R. & Barbara C. Caster

SMSC Receives Generous Gift from Terence R. & Barbara C. Caster

a-1-self-storage-logo-croppedThe Caster Family continues to change lives at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center.  Last week the Center received a generous gift in the amount of $10,000 from the Terence R. and Barbara C. Caster Rotary Donor Advised Fund. These funds will be used to support the $2000 per student funding gap at the Center that serves over 400 adult students with developmental disabilities.

Although SMSC, receives funding from the State of California that covers 75% of the annual budget, the Center relies on individual donations, corporate gifts, and grants from generous supporters like Terence and Barbara Caster and The Caster Family Foundation to cover the remaining 25% of the annual budget.

The Caster Family owns A-1 Self-Storage and has supported St. Madeleine’s for decades, beginning with their volunteerism when son, Brian Caster (President of A-1 Self Storage) and his siblings served at the Center during the summer while growing up.

A-1 Self Storage has 17 locations in the San Diego County area and more than 40 locations statewide. It is the self-storage division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. Caster Cos. develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage, and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 4 million square feet of real estate.

On behalf of the 400+ adult students at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, we’d like to express our sincere gratitude to the Caster Family for their kind gift. We deeply appreciate their caring generosity and ongoing support.

THANK YOU to Knights of Columbus

knights5000Early last week, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center welcomed Sam Safino and TJ Pluff from the Thomas B. Austin Knights of Columbus, Council 4958. Sam and TJ were the bearers of great news as they brought a donation in the amount of $5,000 from the Austin Knights Club.

The Knights of Columbus began thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882. Officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity, and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.  Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father McGivney (whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican) brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils to 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, The Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, and Saipan.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center would like to express our sincere gratitude for the caring generosity and ongoing support of the Knights of Columbus, Council 4958.