Lynch Foundation fundraiser to help prevent child sex trafficking
By STACEY PHILLIPS
Rancho Santa Fe Review
There are more than 8,000 victims of sex trafficking every year in the San Diego region, according to a recent joint study by the University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University. The William D. Lynch Foundation for Children, founded by longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Bill Lynch, is helping raise awareness and funds to prevent child sex trafficking in San Diego by holding a fundraiser on Thursday, May 11. Chaired by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan, the event will be held at The Abbey in downtown San Diego from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“Child sex trafficking is not an evil phenomenon in faraway third-world countries but a rapidly growing epidemic here in the United States and especially here in San Diego,” said Lynch, an active San Diego businessman and philanthropist for the last 40 years who currently owns the William D. Lynch Company. “We are committed to making a serious impact on this social crisis plaguing our region. Every child saved is a universe preserved and opportunity awakened.”