The Rancho Santa Fe Post

Annual Miracle Makers Gala

Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation will host its annual Miracle Makers Gala on Saturday, June 3, to honor those individuals and corporate partners who work year-round to support Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. The culmination of 12 months of corporate and social fundraising efforts is spotlighted and honors thousands of community members for their outstanding service and generous philanthropic support. 

Hosted at Marriott Marquis Marina San Diego, “Miracles of the Mind and Beyond” gala theme will transport guests into another dimension with glow performers and the music of San Diego-based NRG. 

The first Miracle Makers Gala took place in 1990 at a private home. Since, it has grown into an annual celebration of nearly 1,000 community friends united in their desire to help children across the world lead healthy, happy lives.

2017 Miracle Makers Awardees

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
Corporate Miracle Maker

Padres Pedal the Cause
Community Miracle Maker

Extra Life
Creative Miracle Maker

Dylan’s Cutie Mart
Youth Miracle Maker

The gala benefits Rady Children’s Institute of Brain Biology and Behavioral Health and its efforts to change the paradigm of mental health care to improve access and advocacy for pediatric mental health for all San Diego-area families. 

Three Rady Children’s physician-scientists will be celebrated for their outstanding work toward realizing a vision of comprehensive children’s health that aspires to bring pediatric mental health issues out of the shadows and confront them head-on as any other health epidemic.

Dr. Jay Giedd, professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Rady Children’s

Dr. Walter H. Kaye, professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego and director of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program

Dr. Benjamin Maxwell, assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego and medical director of Rady Children’s Children and Adolescent Psychiatry Services department

The 2017 Miracle Makers Gala is supported, in part, by generous corporate sponsors: Children's Primary Dental Group-Safoura Massoumi, D.D.S.; Marriott Marquis Marina San Diego, PPI and Quick-Dry Flood Services.

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About Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego:
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 551-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in nine pediatric specialties. Rady Children’s is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to support its mission. For more information, visit and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo.