The MOXIES Annual Awards Gala and 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 to celebrate 10 of San Diego’s extraordinary women during The MOXIES Awards Presentation; enjoy live musical entertainment, a live theatrical performance, and catered libations.


The Honorees

The MOXIES Honorees are women who are transforming their communities and inspiring future generations through their accomplishments and leadership. Past honorees include State Sen. Toni Atkins (2017); co-host and co-producer of A Way With Words, Martha Barnette (2018); Council Member Georgette Gomez (2018); former Executive Director of Pacific Arts Movement, Lee Ann Kim (2018); and more than a dozen other prominent San Diego women with grit and determination.

Nominations for The MOXIES 2019 are open, nominate an extraordinary woman for this prestigious Award!


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 5,500+ direct mail and email contacts, robust social media following, and printed materials regarding the event and its 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.


The MOXIES 2018 Annual Awards Gala and Fundraiser

The MOXIES 2018 Honorees

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. Meet The MOXIES Honorees of 2018.


The MOXIES 2018 Sponsors


Efficient Solar Services


San Diego Community College District | 619.388.6500


Del Mar Blue Print
Home Occasions


Law Office of Aurora E. Bewicke


Jerry Lester – Boys & Girls Club of Rosarito Beach, Mexico


Dea & Osborn Hurston


John Brooks


Select Mailing
(858) 279-1181


Sheri and Jess Kraus
Liz Anne Potamianos & Katherine Spengler
Jeanette Rigopoulos


Susan Keller


Di Carpenelli
Georgia Dutro

The MOXIES 2018 Committee

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.

Committee Members:  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 Shafte