60th Annual Benefit Show Raises $80,000 for Local Philanthropies

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

After a two year hold, Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies (MADCAPS) 60th benefit show “Back to School Days at MADCAPS High” raised $80,000 for the philanthropies we serve. The annual musical extravaganza and signature fundraising event returned with two shows in March 2022 aligning with local Covid-19 regulations. MADCAPS will give the funds raised from local sponsorship, ticket sales and personal donations to more than 15 local philanthropies.

Organizations receiving MADCAPS donations include Habitat for Humanity, San Diego River Park Foundation, Saint Paul’s Senior Services, Serving Seniors, San Diego Humane Society, Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association, Therapeutic Recreation Services, Autism Tree Project Foundation, YMCA, La Jolla Family House, Rady Children’s Hospital, Father Joe’s Villages, Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Father Joe’s Villages Therapeutic Childcare Program, and the Mean Green Team of Point Loma Association.

“We are so proud that we were able to pull off such a great benefit show and raise so much for the philanthropies we serve even under Covid restrictions,” said Judy Parker, MADCAPS’ board president.  “The amount of time, energy and dedication our members put into MADCAPS is evident from what we accomplished this year.”

MADCAPS thanks our generous sponsors Ed and Kathy Brown, Title Sponsors and show sponsors the Aylsworth & Brennan Families, the MADCAPS Class of 2022, Chef’s Life, The Slakoff Family, Tommi and Bob Adelizzi, and The Connolly Family. The underwriting of major production costs, proceeds from ticket and sponsorship sales, and the donated time and energy of the girls and their families and friends, make it possible to give to these local San Diego nonprofits.

Since its inception, MADCAPS has raised more than $1,350,000 for local charities and performed thousands of hours of volunteer service to nonprofit organizations throughout the San Diego community. During the pandemic, in 2021, the members volunteered more than 7,000 hours of community service, shifting to outdoor volunteer work, helping homebound neighbors, or making cards and artwork for seniors or care packages for the homeless.

MADCAPS was established in 1960 when a group of 27 mothers came together with the common goal of creating a philanthropic organization alongside their daughters. On September 17, 1960, MADCAPS made its debut at a tea for 50 charter members and their daughters. The organization is comprised of over 200 mothers and their daughters in 7th – 12th grade who reside in the neighborhoods of Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Mission Hills and Hillcrest. In addition to the over 8,000 hours of community service volunteered by the girls each year, MADCAPS presents an annual high-energy music and dance benefit show to raise additional funds for these local charities.

For more information about MADCAPS visit www.sdmadcaps.org.

The class of 2027 performed live during the MADCAPS’ benefit show.

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