Lynch Foundation for Children holds fundraising gala


Rancho Santa Fe Review

Hundreds of San Diego’s most prominent business, political and philanthropic leaders gathered together on May 11 at The Abbey in downtown San Diego to raise funds and awareness to fight child sex trafficking through the Lynch Foundation for Children, which was founded by longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Bill Lynch. The event was sponsored by Sycuan and Hornblower Cruises and Events, and was emceed by Lee Ann Kim, former Channel 10 news anchor and founder of the Pacific Arts Movement.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan served as Honorary Chairs of the evening and were joined by Senator Toni Atkins, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, Sheriff Bill Gore, San Diego City Councilmember Lorie Zapf, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott, San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond and many other respected dignitaries across the region all working to fight this growing crisis.

The evening included live and silent auctions, a video presentation of The Lynch Project, and a special performance from Point Loma Nazarene University’s kNOw MORE. Also, in attendance were several sex trafficking survivors and their families, many of whom have dedicated their lives to helping others victimized by the sex trafficking business.

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Mike Foster