The MOXIEs Awards Gala & Fundraiser

The MOXIEs Awards Gala & Fundraiser



The MOXIES Annual Awards Gala and Fundraiser

Honoring San Diego Women with Grit and Determination


MOXIE Theatre is proud to invite philanthropists, community advocates, elected officials, business professionals, and other community members to join us for our most unique yearly event, The MOXIES Annual Awards Gala and Fundraiser. Join MOXIE, at the historic Lafayette Hotel, in celebrating 10 of San Diego’s extraordinary women during The MOXIES Awards Presentation; enjoy live musical entertainment, a live theatrical performance, and catered libations.


The MOXIES 2019 Honorees

The MOXIES Honorees are women who are transforming their communities and inspiring future generations through their accomplishments and leadership. A MOXIE woman consistently demonstrates vision, initiative, creativity, and guidance within her profession or avocation. She leads fearlessly with a sense of purpose, vision, and moxie. She is a voice and advocate for other women. She brings excellence to her organization and the community. MOXIE is proud to introduce the Class of 2019 Honorees!

Help MOXIE Celebrate Women: Sponsor The MOXIES

As a Sponsor of The MOXIES Awards, you make recognizing San Diego’s women with grit and determination possible. Give a gift and get invaluable exposure for yourself or your organization. The MOXIES Awards Gala and Fundraiser welcomes 150 guests each year, including philanthropists, community advocates, elected officials, business professionals, and press from throughout the region. In addition to those in attendance, you’ll be able to reach thousands of people through MOXIE’s 5,000+ direct mail and email contacts, robust social media following, and printed materials regarding the event and the honorees. The passionate supporters of The MOXIES are well connected and community-minded individuals who are committed to supporting the theatre’s mission and this unique community event.

Join the generous Organizations and Individuals who already chose to support The 2019 MOXIES!


The MOXIES 2019 Committee

Lee Ann Kim – Honorary Committee Chair for the 2019 MOXIES
As 2018 MOXIE Awards honoree, Lee Ann Kim is honored to return to The MOXIES as the Honorary Chair. Ms. Kim is an inductee of San Diego County’s Women’s Hall of Fame, a social entrepreneur and founder of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, which has grown into a year-round media arts organization, Pacific Arts Movement. She was awarded the 2010 KPBS Hero of the Month award, a 10News Leadership Award and named one of San Diego Magazine′s Top 50 People to Watch in 2009. The San Diego City Council declared Tuesday, April 19, 2016 “Lee Ann Kim Day” to honor her leadership of Pac-Arts. Ms. Kim also worked for 12 years as a news anchor and reporter for KGTV-10, San Diego’s ABC affiliate, and earned a regional Emmy for investigative reporting and California’s highest honor for educational reporting.

Committee Members:  Edith Benkov, Merryl Goldberg (2017 MOXIES Honoree), Sheri Kraus, Valentina Lunati, Deirdre Maloney, Debb Mattas,
Nicole Ries, Shannon Sweeney, Jennifer Eve Thorn, Jan Carpenter Tucker.

Previous MOXIE Honorees: State Sen. Toni Atkins  California State Senator District 39, Evelyn Diaz Cruz Professor Department of Theatre USD,  Laura Fink Co-founder Run Women Run, Kristin Gist  Senior Director of Developmental Services, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, Leah Goodwin Director of Museum and Education, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Merryl GoldbergDirector ART=OPPORTUNITYSabrina Martucci Johnson Founder/CEO DARÉ Bioscience, Dr. Rev. Beth A. Johnson Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Elizabeth Lou Founder Nile Sisters Development InitiativeSarah Dolgen Shaftel Lead Organizer, San Diego’s Women’s March, Martha Barnette Co-host of Public Radio’s “A Way With Words”, Anne S. Bautista Legal Program Director for Access, Inc. and Advocate for Immigrant Victim Rights, Alison Coil, PhD Creator of the Graduate Women in Physics Group and UCSD Professor & Observational Astrophysicist, Cat Corral Co-founder of TranscenDANCEWinifred Cox Co-founder of Women Empowerment InternationalCouncil Pres. Georgette Gomez San Diego City Council President and Councilmember District 9, Anne Hoiberg San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame Activist, Lee Ann Kim Founder of San Diego Asian Film Festival & Pacific Arts Movement and former Channel 10 News Anchor, Ellen Montanari Community Activist and a Leader of FLIP THE 49TH! Neighbors in Action, and MaryAnne Pintar Chief of Staff to Congressman Scott Peters.