When: September 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Your Be the Light Gala Invitation here

On Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, Shelter to Soldier™ will be hosting its 5th Annual Benefit, Be the Light: Shelter to Soldier™ Charity Gala, sponsored by Griffin Funding and in partnership with Ranch & Coast Magazine and Redfearn & Associates.

Guests will enjoy live music by Kinnie Dye, unique silent and live auction items with auctioneer Clint Bell, and memorable moments with service dogs and their veteran handlers. Valet parking, hosted beer from Lost Coast Brewery and wine from Barefoot Wine, passed hors d’oeuvres and plated dinner and dessert included. 


HUGE thanks to our incredible sponsors for supporting this event:

Platinum Sponsor Griffin Funding:

Griffin Funding specializes in VA loans and has been named one of America’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. 5000 and number-one fastest growing company by San Diego Business Journal. Griffin Funding works with active duty military personnel and veterans by helping them navigate the process of qualifying for special mortgage rates and housing programs that are federally insured by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Griffin Funding has been a Red Star Sponsor of Shelter to Soldier™ since 2015, and has since sponsored three dogs through our program. You can read about the success story of Mason and Griffin, and learn about Mia and Meisha, service dogs in training, on our website. Through their Platinum Sponsorship of the Be the Light Gala, Griffin Funding will be sponsoring their FOURTH dog through our program. Their dedication to our veterans is truly helping us “Save Lives, Two at a Time.”
Silver Sponsor:
Our sincere thanks to Jim, Amy, Danielle and Anthony Wood for being our Silver Sponsors!
Beer Sponsor:
Thanks to our sponsor Lost Coast Brewery, all of our guests will receive complimentary craft brews at the gala!
Program Sponsor:
Huge thanks to our program sponsor, Avion Law (Richard Pearson) for their generous contribution!

If you are interested in event sponsorship or you would like to donate silent or live auction items to help raise funds for our mission, please view our sponsorship packet.

Be the Light: Shelter to Soldier™ Charity Gala Sponsor Packet

Our fundraising goal for this gala is $75,000. We hope you’ll help us meet our goal by donating today or making your ticket and table reservations here:

Be the Light: Shelter to Soldier™ Charity Gala Ticket/Table Reservations




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