The MOXIES Awards Gala and Fundraiser

The MOXIES Are Back!

Honoring San Diego Women with Grit and Determination


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MOXIE Theatre is proud to announce the return of The MOXIES on May, 20 2018 at 6pm at the Lafayette Hotel. This unique event brings together philanthropists, community advocates, elected officials, business professionals and the press to celebrate 10 extraordinary women in San Diego. Honorees are women who are transforming their communities and inspiring future generations through their accomplishments and leadership. The evening includes The MOXIES Awards Presentation, live musical entertainment, a live theatrical performance and light dinner.


Nominate a Woman in Your Community

Know a woman who makes an important difference in our community? MOXIE Theatre invites you to nominate deserving women to be honored at our 2018 Awards Gala using the submission form below.

MOXIE nominations are open to extraordinary and inspirational women in San Diego County from a variety of fields, including entertainment, business, sports, art, science, medicine, education and philanthropy.



MOXIE Nomination Criteria

    • A MOXIE woman consistently demonstrates vision, initiative, creativity and guidance in a leadership role 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.



Become a Sponsor

The MOXIE Awards Gala and Fundraiser welcomes 230 guests each year, including philanthropists and community advocates, elected officials, business professionals and press from throughout the region. In addition to attendance, hundreds of people are exposed to the event and its sponsors through MOXIE’s 4,500 direct mail and email contacts and robust social media following as well as through printed publication about the event and 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. Learn More about how you can sponsor The MOXIES.


State Sen. Toni Atkins – Honorary Committee Chair for the 2018 MOXIES

As a 2017 MOXIES Honoree, State Sen. Toni Atkins is proud to return as the honorary chair for the 2018 MOXIE Awards Gala and Fundraiser. The Senator is a champion for affordable housing, workers’ rights, and neighborhood revitalization. She was elected to City Council District 3 in San Diego, served as Interim Mayor, then as State Assembly member and Speaker of the CA State Assembly. Currently, she is the State Senator from CA District 39 which encompasses much of the City of San Diego.


The 2018 MOXIES Committee:  Alejandra Enciso, Merryl Goldberg (2017 MOXIES Honoree), Sabrina Martucci Johnson (2017 MOXIES Honoree), Sheri Kraus, Nicole Ries, Shannon D. Sweeney,  Jan Carpenter Tucker

Previous MOXIE Honorees: State Sen. Toni Atkins, Evelyn Diaz Cruz,  Laura Fink, Kristin Gist, Leah Goodwin, Merryl Goldberg, Sabrina Martucci Johnson, Dr. Rev. Beth Johnson, Elizabeth Lou, Sarah Dolgen Shaftel