photos by Jennifer Nelson

Heart of Gold

The Beach & Country Guild’s 50th Annual Dia del Sol, held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in October, was a wild success. Attendees enjoyed a gourmet luncheon, silent and live auctions, and a designer fashion show. Former NFL player and philanthropist Rolf Benirschke was the guest speaker, and award-winning news anchor Kimberly Hunt served as the mistress of ceremonies. The sold-out event raised $255,000 for Beach & Country Guild’s sole beneficiary, United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County. All funds stay in San Diego to provide services, programs, and facilities to those with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Learn more at