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61st Anniversary Dinner

April 12, 2024
Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is celebrating 61 years of service in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties!

Event Chairs

Lynn Gorguze and Ellie Peters McDade

Join this mother-daughter duo that has supported reproductive rights and health care for 30 years.

Your support will help provide expert care, educate young people and families, and advocate for a healthier and more just world — for this generation and the next.

To learn more, please contact [email protected].

Honorary Committee

Support Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest by joining the Honorary Committee with a gift of $5,000 or more.

61st Anniversary Dinner Honorary Committee
As of 02/23/2024 

Honorary Chairs

K. Andrew Achterkirchen
Amy Corton & Carl Eibl
Herb & Paula Engel
Susanna & Michael Flaster
Lynn Gorguze & Hon. Scott Peters
Beverly Grant
The Heller Family Foundation
Rosanne Rennie Holliday
John and Sally Hood Family Foundation
Joan & Irwin Jacobs
Laurie Mitchell & Brent Woods
Marisa & Bill Rastetter
Catherine Stiefel & Keith Behner
Pat Wilson & Greg Rose

Champions of Choice

Dee Anne & Michael Canepa
Molly & Robert Schulze


Randy Clark & Tom Maddox, M.D.
Dr. Clifford & Carolyn Colwell
Jackie & Stan Drosch
Kay & Bill Gurtin
R. Elaine Hanson, M.D. & Bruce A. Robbins, M.D.
Robin Hensley & Peter Salvati
Nora Taylor Jaffe & Family
Linda & Mel Katz
Arnold LaGuardia & Susan Mazza
Anne & Andy McCammon
Don & Judy McMorrow
Jenny & Wes Mudge
Marcie Rothman
Neal & Margaret Schmale
Molli Wagner
Sherry & David Winkler
Abby & Ray Weiss


Dr. Alethea & Mr. Jeremy Bernstein
Joan Jordan Bernstein
Aline Betancourt & Ruth Waterman
Robert Blanchard & Lynda Forsha Blanchard
LaVerne & Harold Brown
Barbara Bry & Neil Senturia
Harry & Sandra Carter
Diana Strauss Casey
Elissa Davis
Julie & Mitchell Dubick
Marjorie Duckett
Emily & Daniel Einhorn
Judy Feldman
Deborah Fritsch & Pat Boyce
Rosette Garcia & Daniel Kisner, M.D.
Bobbie & Jon Gilbert
Renita Greenberg
Mert & Joanne Hill
Wally Klein
Drs. Jasmine Lai and Justin Tan
Suzanne B. Leif
William & Suzann Leininger
Jennifer Levitt
Robin J. Lipman
Ellie Peters McDade & Conor McDade
Gini & Dave Meyer
Cynthia & George Olmstead
Dorian & Jeffrey Patterson
Mary & Ernest Pennell
Clarice & Bill Perkins
Drs. David & Catalina Preskill
Sheryl & Bob Scarano
Marjorie Seybold, M.D.
Caroline W. Shogren
Karen & Jeffrey Silberman
Jill Skrezyna & Alex Sun
Nancy & Alan Spector
Jill Stone
Neysa Whiteman, M.D. & Steve MacBaisey

Underwritten by Molly & Robert Schulze

Jessica Valenti 

Jessica Valenti is a feminist columnist, author, and the driving force behind Abortion, Every Day, a comprehensive daily newsletter dedicated to abortion rights. Since launching the newsletter in 2022, Valenti has helped frame the national conversation on abortion rights, relentlessly covering attacks on reproductive health care, patients, and medical providers. 

The founder of the pioneering blog Feministing, Valenti has been credited with launching the online groundswell of pro-feminist discourse and activism. Her writing has been published in The Nation, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Guardian. This year, Valenti testified before Senate Democrats about the suffering caused by post-Roe abortion bans. 

Jessica has a master’s degree in gender studies from Rutgers University. 

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