RESCHEDULED: ATPF Sweet 16 Gala (Update on 7/16/2020)

Unfortunately, due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the ATPF Board of Directors has made the difficult decision of postponing our ATPF Sweet 16 1,000 Person Gala until the Fall of 2021 (future date to be determined). Instead of hosting our 1,000 person event this year, we will be hosting an Online Auction the weekend of September 25-27, 2020. We hope you can join us and show your support for ATPF! Learn more about our online auction here:

With love & gratitude,

The ATPF Team

ATPF Sweet 16 Gala



Wendy & Rob Garafalo Co-Chaired by:

Wendy Garafalo

Kirsten & Phil Senescall

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Master of Ceremonies: Linda Welby

Linda Welby

Dance the Night Away with: Band Overboard

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$1,850 TABLE AMBASSADOR (seats 10)

BUY YOUR Table by contacting Rebecca Barron, Operations Manager - 909-815-8520 OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It's all hands on deck to make this event our best yet! Want to JOIN our VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE? Sign up to be a volunteer here:

Our ATPF 16 Candles 1,000 person Gala Celebration believes that every child is entitled to the best possible start in their development. IGNITE EVERY CHILD is about creating access to all children, regardless of income, language or family status. Early intervention services for children are vital to their health and development and reduce costs by minimizing the need for special education and related services in later years.

Today, fewer than 1 in 3 children in California receive the pediatrician-recommended screenings they need to identify possible developmental delays.

ATPF is looking for passionate community partners to help us IGNITE EVERY CHILD by expanding our program to provide free Early Intervention Screenings to all San Diego County 10,300 Head Start Preschoolers annually with the ultimate goal of kindergarten readiness.


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  • AKA Head Start Board of Directors Sponsored By HUB International Insurance Services Inc.
  • Alexandra & Paul Taccone
  • Breena Hayman
  • Butterfly Effects ABA Therapy - SILVER SPONSOR
  • Cheryl Mitchell
  • Dallas Kessman & Chris Wilson
  • Damon Carson
  • Danielle & Dillon Levy
  • Dayna & Todd Hoff
  • Destinations in Paradise - SILVER SPONSOR
  • Dr. Doris Trauner
  • Dr. Luis & Anamaria Sanchez
  • Dr. Michael Levy
  • Dr. Reuben & Kathy Farris
  • Dr. Shannon & Jeff Leinert
  • Elizabeth Kaplan
  • Faye Bashar & Associates
  • Frontline Realty Group
  • Garret Hoff
  • Gayle Montisano
  • Gigi & Brad Benter
  • Helen & Chris Ghio/Michelle & Chris Riley
  • Ina & Tom Masten
  • Jena Neuman
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Joel's Vision Arts/D'Vine Path
  • Jordan Marks
  • Josefina Ring
  • Kara Dodds & Associates
  • Karen & Tim Wright
  • Karen & Tom Gammiere
  • Karen Cangialosi & Greg Jones
  • KIRA GRACE/Lisa Karmazin
  • Kirsten & Phil Senescall, Co-Chairs
  • Lisa Marvin
  • Mainly Motzart - SILVER SPONSOR
  • Maria & David Alvarez
  • Max & Anna Levinson Foundation
  • Michelle McGowan
  • Nathan Watkins
  • Neighborhood House Association - SILVER SPONSOR
  • Rebecca & Gary Welch
  • Renee Yomtob & Brandon Baldwin
  • Rich Horner
  • Sam & Donald Trink
  • Secret Table
  • Seth Schwartz
  • Shelly Lana
  • Susannah Hensel
  • The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Family Foundation
  • The Lucian Family
  • The San Diego G.O.L.D. Diggers - GOLD SPONSOR
  • The Thursday Club
  • Tomie & Michael Orosz
  • Vantage Point & Michele Jodock
  • Verbal Behavioral Associates
  • Wendy & Rob Garafalo, Co-Chairs

Help support our ATPF children and families by becoming an IGNITE EVERY CHILD AMBASSADOR. Watch Jeremiah's story 3 minute video....16candlesGalaB

We need YOUR HELP to help us reach our goal of 100 table ambassadors for our September 26, 2020 ATPF 16 Candles Gala Celebration

YOU can become an ATPF IGNITE EVERY CHILD AMBASSADOR TODAY by contacting Lisa Kaufmann, Director of Development

Cell: 619-318-6713 OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.