Progress to Date

Funds Raised 2020: $102,556

18% of ATPF 2020 Operating Budget

Children Screened: 20,602

SLP Students Trained at SJSU: 2,300


Saturday, September 26, 2020
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM 

The Wyland Center
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Road
Del Mar, CA 92014

ATPF Sweet 16 Gala Update on 3/12/2020:

ATPF Friends, Families & Supporters,

In light of the Presidential Address March 11 regarding the spread of the coronavirus, recommendations from the CDC, statements from California Governor Gavin Newsom and the World Health Organization, our ATPF Executive Team has decided to postpone large-scale gatherings to best protect our families. 

With your health and safety in mind, coupled with the 1,000 guests expected at April’s ATPF Sweet 16 Gala, we are rescheduling the Gala to Saturday, September 26, 2020. Please continue to check our social media for more updates, including closures from the venues hosting our family events.  

With love & gratitude, 

The ATPF Team

Wendy & Rob Garafalo Co-Chaired by: 

Wendy Garafalo

Kirsten & Phil Senescall 

Senescall Family 2

Master of Ceremonies: Linda Welby

Linda Welby

Dance the Night Away with: Band Overboard

 band photo with logo

$1,850 TABLE AMBASSADOR (seats 10)

BUY YOUR Table by contacting Lisa Kaufmann, Director of Development - 619-318-6713 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.



The G.O.L.D. Diggers



mainly mozart


 NHA high quality

Destinations in Paradise


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.