More Than $75K Raised at Third Annual Spotlight Benefit Event

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

The VAPA Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of access to arts education in the San Diego Unified School District, raised more than $75,000 at its Spotlight benefit event, Beyond Brilliance, on April 10, at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla. This event raised $75,691.92 for the VAPA foundation’s arts education programs.

The event included a VIP reception with a cocktail and champagne toast at the JAI, a welcome reception, complete with cocktails, bountiful fare and pop-up performances in the courtyard, along with musical and theatrical performances by highly gifted SDUSD student artists.

“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank our generous sponsor’s and supporters for making our event so successful,” said event co-chair and president of the VAPA Foundation board of directors Doreen Schonbrun. “Because of the generosity of our community, hundreds of students will have their lives enhanced by the many art programs we offer. A special thanks to our premier sponsor UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla who has helped us to soar in achieving goals.”

The first of its kind event, co-chaired by Doreen Schonbrun and Phyllis Epstein, honored Pradeep Khosla, chancellor of the University of California San Diego and VAPA’S leading sponsor. Khosla was honored for his support and partnership on many levels, including providing services to teachers in curriculum and instruction, professional development, and community collaboration.

The purpose of the VAPA Foundation is to enhance the quality of and access to arts education in the San Diego Unified School District through its numerous programs, including the VAPA Enhancement Program, honor concerts, recognitions, collaborations and targeting needs. For more information, visit

The VAPA Foundation enhances the quality of and access to arts education in the San Diego Unified School District.


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