10th Annual ROMP Gala Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
ROMP Honorary Chairs are Mary and Hudson Drake.

Contributions from the 10th annual ROMP gala and Hoehn Motors Luxury Car Raffle raised $600,000 in net proceeds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, which provides supportive services for families with a critically ill or injured child in a local hospital.

ROMP Enchanted: The Magic of Hope, held recenetly at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar, invited more than 400 guests to “follow the path” to a magical garden-inspired evening. Funds from ROMP will help strengthen families with a hospitalized child and bolster their psychological wellbeing by keeping families close and providing the care they need. The event featured cocktail hour with theme inspired signature cocktails and a silent auction, musical entertainment by NRG Music & Productions, gourmet food by The Fairmont Grand Del Mar, multiple enchanted acrobat performances, a live auction and paddle raise.

The 10th Annual ROMP also celebrated the successful conclusion of the House’s “More Than a Meal” campaign, which was launched at ROMP 2018.  The JMS Fund along with the Joseph A.W. Clayes III Charitable Trust were recognized for their leadership matching gifts to the campaign that funded the complete renovation of the Joseph Clayes III Great Room at the House.

In addition, Paul Cianci of Cypress, CA was announced as the grand prize winner of the ninth annual Hoehn Motors Luxury Car Raffle, which offered the choice of one of three luxury car packages or $75,000 cash.  The grand prize was graciously donated by Bill and Susan Hoehn and Hoehn Motors Carlsbad.

Mary and Hudson Drake served as honorary chairs of this year’s ROMP gala. The Drakes founded the inaugural ROMP Gala in 2009 to raise funds to support families with critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at San Diego area hospitals.

“It was a great honor for Hudson and me to serve as honorary chairs and help raise funds to ensure that the House continues to be an emotional and physical sanctuary for families,” said Mary Drake. “After witnessing close friends rely on the House’s services, we saw the many challenges involved with caring for a hospitalized child and quickly understood why the House and its services are an essential resource to families.”

The success of the event can be attributed to the dedicated efforts of ROMP executive committee members Jessie Green, Leslie Mannes, Candice Silva, and Michelle and Josh Rathweg, past guests of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.

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