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Vista Hill's 28th Annual Fashion Show Proves to be "Finest"

The 2019 Vista Hill Fashion Show hit a record raising more than $170,000 for Vista Hill programs and services.

"America's Finest Fashion Show: A Salute to San Diego's 250th Anniversary" celebrated and commemorated the many fine things about San Diego and Vista Hill.

This year we highlighted the artist talents of our Stein Education Center Adult clients who created Art Kites with the help of a collaboration with the San Diego Art Institute.

One of the graduates of the Bridges Teen Center, Diana, stoically relayed her success story and her parents and family were alongside to support her in her recovery.  Click here to view video.

Thanks to the entire Fashion Show committee led by Event Chair, Clarice Perkins and Honorary Chair, Arlene Esgate, the May 31st event was well attended and once again generosity was very fashionable. (Left to Right: Charlotte Rand, Dee Ammon, Clarice Perkins, Kristi Pieper, Christina Jordan, and Arlene Esgate - photo credit: Bob Ross.)



Former Construction Industry Executive Elected to Vista Hill Board of Directors

Christopher J. Day, a longtime San Diego construction industry executive and a former Navy SEAL, has been elected to the Vista Hill Board of Directors.

Day retired in 2015 as Vice President of Swinerton Inc., a major California-based commercial construction company with locations in seven other states. Day helped start Swinerton’s San Diego division in 1995, and as head of marketing and business development, helped lead the company to annual revenues of $700 million.

Before joining Swinerton, Day was a project manager at Koll Construction Company and a project manager at UC San Diego. Day was an officer with the U.S. Navy from 1977 to 1984, serving in Special Warfare and Surface Warfare. He graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1975 with a BS in Agricultural Engineering.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris Day to the Vista Hill board,” says Cecil Steppe, Vista Hill Board Chair. “Chris will make a significant contribution to Vista Hill in a number of important areas. In addition to his knowledge of construction that will be invaluable for our facilities development, Chris has deep organizational and project experience as well as marketing expertise that will enhance our ability to keep Vista Hill at the forefront of providing mental and behavioral health services. He is also involved in helping his community through his volunteer service with a number of local non-profit organizations.”

Friends of Vista Hill

Friends of Vista Hill is the fundraising arm of Vista Hill, governed by a Board of Trustees and supported by generous donors who make a truly significant difference in the lives of children and their families.

Vista Hill Council on Mental Health Luncheon

"Finding Yourself by Finding Community: Reflections on Growing Up Far From the Tree"

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 

10:00 am - Far From the Tree Documentary Showing

11:30 am - 2:00 pm - Lunch and Speakers - Dr. Joseph Stramondo and Leah Smith

Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Event Chair: Elyse Sollender

For reservations, sponsorship information or questions, please contact:

Rachel Peniche 858.514.5151

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