Annual Awards Luncheon 2016

 fobp_gardens_that_roar-cover-700Our 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon is Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

This Annual Awards Luncheon is an event fundraiser, and all net event proceeds benefit the projects and programs of Friends of Balboa Park.

We thank our event sponsors for their generous support.  Download our Sponsorship, Underwriting Opportunities Letter Here or show your support and purchase Tickets Online Here.

Download and print the Invitation.



Friends of Balboa Park Annual Awards Luncheon Awardees

flower-clusterThe 2016 Friends of Balboa Park Annual Awards Luncheon recognizes one Millennium Award Honoree and five Inspiration Award Honorees and a Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader each year. Read more about all our awardees here.

The Millennium Award honoree for 2016 will be the San Diego Zoo, in recognition of the botanical collections and the world wide preservation efforts of the San Diego Zoo.

The 2016 Inspiration Awardees are given to volunteers nominated by their peers in the Balboa Park community. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have contributed countless hours of volunteer service to Balboa Park or one of the organizations in the Park. Please join us to congratulate these individuals and all they have contributed to Balboa Park.

Sonya Dolor of the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
Carol Hinrichs of the Mingei International Museum
Noni and Mort Jorgensen of the San Diego Air and Space Museum and San Diego Zoo 
Michele Trevio
of the House of Pacific Relations, International Cottages (House of France)
Judy Tweed of the Spanish Village Art Center                                                              

The Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader of Balboa Park Award recognizes exceptional promise and potential of emerging professionals who have demonstrated leadership by example in Balboa Park. Jennifer Padilla, Director of Visitor Services, The San Diego Natural History Museum is our honoree for 2016. Awardees will have worked in Balboa Park for less than five years and be age 40 and under to qualify.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Table Sponsors:

Dr. John and Jodie Bruhn

Nancy Carol Carter

Dean Crowder

Berit and Tom Durler

Girl Scouts San Diego

Marie Tuthill



Millennium Donors:

Connie K. Golden

Jim and Carmen Hughes


Tickets for Park and Recreation Department – Donald and Jeannette Yeckel

Photography – Berit and Tom Durler

Awards – Marie Tuthill

Delicious Desserts – Dean Crowder

In-Kind Services:


Friends of Balboa Park