St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center to Host Annual Tea by the Sea

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their full potential, will host its annual Tea by the Sea event from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Marine Room in La Jolla, located at 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, California 92037. The event will benefit the Sophie’s Gallery art program that is currently offered to over 400 students at SMSC. 

This year’s Tea by the Sea honorary chairs are Maureen King, Barbara Menard, and Angel Kleinbub. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite tea-time attire for the event, and attendees will be treated to complimentary signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres paired with beautiful oceanfront views. The event will also feature a silent auction and live music for all to enjoy.  

“We are excited to welcome guests back in-person to Tea by the Sea in 2022. Thank you to Maureen King, Barbara Menard, and Angel Kleinbub, for their support with this event,” said Debra Emerson, CEO of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. “Tea by the Sea continues to support the Sophie’s Gallery art program which provides a special opportunity for our students to express themselves through vibrant, original works of art.”  

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 400 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures.  

Tickets are available now for $135 per guest or $1,350 per table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, visit  

Guests of previous Tea by the Sea event share camaraderie and ocean front views at the Marine Room.

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