Our 2019 Viva Seniors! Gala was a fun-filled fiesta and a huge success, thanks to our 300+ participants, donors, and sponsors! Hosted in the Grand Ballroom at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, the evening brought festivities, amazing food, and great company. Including proceeds from our exciting live and silent auctions, as well as our Adopt-A-Senior event, in one night we raised over $270,000 to help and feed homebound seniors across San Diego County!


Congratulations to Chef Jeremy Loomis of Top of the Market, our winning chef for the “Chefy” Award! 6 local, renowned chefs competed in the 10th Annual Chef Appetizer Competition, and guests tasted and voted for their favorites. In the end, Chef Jeremy’s Bay Scallop Ceviche took the cake - but the competition was fierce!

A very special thanks to all of our competitors for their incredible skill and dedication:


Chef Hugo Pena - Harbor's Edge at the Sheraton San Diego 
Chef Joe Pastry - Waters Fine Catering
Chef Jeremy Loomis - Top of the Market
Owner, Judd Brawn - Blue Water Seafood Grill
Chef William Eick - Mission Ave. Bar and Grill
Larry Sasser - Meals On Wheels SD County Meal Center Manager



Our warmest regards to our honorees of the evening:


Rolf & Mary Benirschke

The Rolf Benirschke Legacy Foundation



A special thank-you to our sponsors for making this event possible:









Nathan Treadwell / Merrill Lynch 






Gary and Ana Gramling
Charlie Rae Fund





Dane, Drake, & Nan Pieper






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