You’re invited…

to the must-attend event in North County San Diego

Solutions for Change
Fifth Annual Gala

An Evening to Remember…

with our American Heroes

A benefit dinner and auction to solve homelessness for veterans and families

Saturday, September 19, 2015


5:00pm – 11:00pm


Jet Source Hangar, Carlsbad Airport

Complimentary Valet | Black Tie Optional

We’re raising funds to solve homelessness for families and veterans

An imperative mission

People are calling Solutions for Change one of the most important and urgent private sector-driven efforts in our country; a game changer on multiple levels. Since 1999, Solutions for Change has innovated and delivered transformational solutions that have solved homelessness permanently for over 750 families and 1,500 children through a self-sufficient model unlike any other in the nation.

Be part of the impact…

From plane hangar to posh gala

Our American Heroes

You’ve seen us set the stage with world leaders, Condoleezza Rice, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Mrs. Laura Bush and Dr. Ben Carson…now for our fifth annual gala comes a one-of-a-kind memorable experience. We move from world-class leaders to world-class heroes… Our American Heroes!
This year’s theme, Our American Heroes, honors the men and women who have served in our armed forces, while raising support and awareness for family homelessness and the homeless veteran families transforming their lives at Solutions for Change.
Join us in celebrating their transformations, and many others, at this year’s celebration. This elegant evening will feature live entertainment, gourmet cuisine, and a charity auction hosted at the stylishly transformed Jet Source Airplane Hangar located at the Carlsbad Airport.

Dr. Condoleeza Rice
Rudy Guiliani
Mrs. Laura Bush
Dr. Ben Carson

Our Featured Presenters

Taya Kyle


Taya Kyle is a veteran family activist and widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (the subject of the 2014 Academy Award-winning film, American Sniper). Her book, American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal, shares her personal story of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss.

Clint Bruce


Clint Bruce is a nationally-recognized speaker on leadership and veteran issues. As a former Navy SEAL and pro football player for the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints, Bruce speaks and writes about his experiences, which is the subject of his memoir, Last Man Standing.

Clint Bruce


Mike Slater is the host of Talk Radio 760 KFMB’s “The Mike Slater Show”, a San Diego broadcast bringing the wisdom of the nation’s founding fathers and the guidance of free market economists to the most pivotal topics affecting the nation.

With special appearances by

Dick Marcinko

Dick Marcinko
SEAL Team 6 Commander, Military Legend and Author of Rogue Warrior

Craig Sawyer

Craig “Sawman” Sawyer
SEAL Sniper Trainer, DEVGRU Warrior and TV Personality

Ed Eaton

Ed Eaton
Army Sniper Legend and Medal of Honor Nominee

Jim Defelice

Jim Defelice
Best-selling author, screenwriter, and video game developer

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Evening lineup…

Craft Cocktail Reception

5:00 PM: Hosted Craft Cocktail Reception

The evening starts with a hosted craft cocktail experience by Snake Oil Cocktail Co., sponsored by Patron Spirits, Henebery Whiskey, Stone Brewing Company and Suja Juice. Snake Oil Cocktail Co. is a Southern California-based boutique cocktail design firm specializing in distinctive cocktails for select bars, restaurants and luxury events. Each culinary-inspired cocktail creation is designed with a commitment to ingredient integrity, creativity and taste.

Silent Auction Reception

5:00 PM: Silent Auction Reception (Mobile Bidding)

Don’t miss the amazing auction packages in this year’s silent auction reception. Bid on exciting auction packages during the silent auction reception. You’ll find exciting family activities, vacation getaways and rare items you won’t find anywhere else. This year’s auction utilizes mobile bidding software, letting you bid on any item from your mobile device. For added convenience, “bidding buddies” will be located throughout the reception to assist with bidding.

Gourmet Cusine by Pamplemousse Grille

7:00 PM: Dinner by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille

Enjoy the culinary creations of Chef Jeffrey Strauss from the award winning Pamplemousse Grille, recognized by San Diego Home & Gardens and San Diego Magazine as “Best Restaurant”, “Best Caterer”, “San Diego’s Best Chef”, and Zagat Rated #1 Restaurant in San Diego for three consecutive years. Jeffrey Strauss has delighted the palates of the world’s most powerful business brokers and socialites, United States presidents, and scores of American and foreign dignitaries.

Live Charity Auction

7:45 PM: Live Charity Auction

Bid on one-of-a-kind items in our exciting live auction. We’ve hand-selected our finest auction items for this best-ever auction lineup, including luxurious vacation packages, a private jet getaway, rare wines, fine art and jewelry. Proceeds from the auction will solve homelessness for families, children and veterans at Solutions for Change.

Featured Presentations

8:30 PM: Featured Presentations

Get inspired by the extraordinary stories from our featured guests, Taya Kyle, a veteran family activist and widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (the subject of the 2014 Academy Award-winning film, American Sniper), and Clint Bruce, nationally-recognized veteran, intelligence consultant and author of, Last Man Standing, which details his experience as a SEAL abroad. This year’s emcee is San Diego radio personality, Mike Slater, host of Talk Radio 760 KFMB’s “The Mike Slater Show.”

Musical Entertainment

9:30 PM: Live Music Performance by Steven Ybarra

National recording and touring artist Steven Ybarra has captivated crowds across North America with his guitar, his captivating voice and a keen ear for the perfectly melody. Along the way he’s earned devoted fans and numerous accolades including; four San Diego Music Awards, San Diego Songwriter’s Guild Platinum Award and 1st place in the 2015 Durango Songwriting Contest. Steven Ybarra has shared stages with renowned artists including Gavin DeGraw, Switchfoot, Jason Mraz, Jeremy Camp, Sugar Ray and Hootie & the Blowfish.

Featured Auction Packages

Puerto Vallarta Villa

Luxury Villa in Sayulita, Mexico

Live like royalty with 11 of your closest friends at your own luxurious private villa – the stunning Casa Mis Amores in Sayulita, Mexico. Enjoy 5 dedicated staff who will ensure you don’t lift a finger during your stay and will coordinate fishing, surf, spa, tequila tasting or even a boat ride out to nearby Marietas Islands.

• 7 day stay for 12
• 25,000 sqft of living space,
• 6 luxurious suites
• Private beach, pool, game room, tennis
• Choice of gourmet meals and beverages
• Airport pick-up and drop-off

VALUE: $24,000

Pamplemousse Grille

Private Jet to Napa

Bid on a once-in-a-lifetime day trip provided by Jet Source aboard their Falcon 50 private jet! This private jet will whisk you and 7 of your closest friends off to Napa wine country for a day unlike any other. The adventure will start with brunch, a drive through unrivaled wine country, tastings at the region’s top wineries, and then dinner at the one of the top eateries in Napa Valley.

• All-day limo transportation for 8 persons,
• Wine tours at two of the region’s top wineries
• Brunch and dinner for eight

DONATED BY: Jet Source

Breitling Superocean Chronograph Steelfish

Breitling Superocean Steelfish

Master Swiss watchmakers since 1884, the Breitling brand is built for the seafaring lifestyle of the San Diegan who values style and function…and the Breitling Superocean Steelfish 44mm is no different. Fitted with a 44 mm case, this state-of-the-art diver’s watch is distinguished by its exceptional water resistance to a depth of 500 m (1,650 ft).

• 42 Hour Power Reserve
• Self-Winding Automatic Movement
• Brushed with Polished Steel Case
• Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
• Water Resistant up to 500 Meters
• Luminescent Hands & Hour Markers

VALUE: $6,250
DONATED BY: CJ Charles Jewelers and Officine Panerei


Skoldberg Original Art Piece

Skoldberg Original Art Piece

Bid tonight and illuminate your walls with the bold colors of an Erik Skoldberg original! With a strong local presence and international following, Erik Skoldberg’s rich colors, vivid brush strokes and use of layering sets him apart within the contemporary art world. Featured in the offices of Sotheby’s and Kimpton’s L.A. Hotels, this masterpiece is sure to bring the same spark and contemporary flair to the walls of your own home, turning a vacant wall into a brilliant showpiece for all to enjoy.

VALUE: $5,500

Pamplemousse Grille

Private Dinner by Chef Jeffrey Strauss

Love entertaining, but don’t have the skills of a master chef? Never fear! Leave the art of cuisine to the professionals with an experience money normally can’t buy – a sit-down dinner for 10 with Pamplemousse Grill Chef Jeffrey Strauss! He’ll bring his culinary expertise to the comfort of your home for an evening of fine wine, exquisite courses and decadent dessert for you and all your friends. Don’t leave this one on the table – raise those paddles for an experience you and your guests won’t soon forget.

• Three course meal served at your home
• Hors d’oeuvres and champagne reception
• Dinner provided for up to 10 guests
• Select wine and dessert chosen by the chef

VALUE: Priceless
DONATED BY: Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille

Holland America Cruise

Luxurious Ten-Day Cruise for Two

When you step aboard one of the five-star ships of Holland America Line, you will experience a voyage unlike any other. You can choose any cruise for two (same stateroom) up to ten days in length (based on minimum ocean view stateroom) to a variety of destinations. Your journey will include extraordinary dining, spacious staterooms, elegant surroundings and days filled with new discoveries and gracious pampering by an award-wining crew

VALUE: $3,398 to $7,998
DONATED BY: Holland America Line


Reserve Your Tickets

We invite you to join us at this year’s An Evening to Remember…with Our American Heroes. By attending this event, you’ll help build awareness for our mission of solving family homelessness. For additional information about the event and to purchase tickets, please contact us at 760-941-6545 ext 319 or email us at

Tickets Available Through September 14th

$375 Per Person
Tables starting at $3,750

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Presenting Sponsors



Champion of Change


Leader of Change




Change Maker



In Kind Sponsors



Become a sponsor

Join the cause by not only attending this year’s event, but also becoming a sponsor for families at Solutions for Change. This inspiring event is a great way to showcase your business as a positive leader in the community. The gala offers a variety of sponsorship levels to complement your organization and provide exposure to hundreds of Solutions for Change supporters and attendees. For additional information about our sponsorship packages, please contact us at 760-941-6545 ext 325 or email us at

Sponsorships Available Through August 30th

Packages starting at $5,000

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