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Winter Wonderland Fashion Show & Luncheon 2023 to Benefit The Arc of San Diego 

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Philanthropic event supports children and adults with disabilities 

The Arc of San Diego is proud to present a spectacular philanthropic event taking place this holiday season, Winter Wonderland Fashion Show & Luncheon. You won’t want to miss this amazing runway show presented by Style Personality Leonard Simpson. This magnificent affair features some of the finest trends in style and benefits life-changing programs at The Arc of San Diego.  

Winter Wonderland is on Friday, December 1, 2023 at The US Grant (326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101). Doors open at 10:00 a.m. with check-in, shopping boutique, and silent auction followed at 12 noon by luncheon and runway show. Guests will have the opportunity to support The Arc of San Diego while shopping at local boutiques and bidding on alluring auction items. Proceeds help The Arc of San Diego continue providing essential life services such as day training, employment, and residential living services to more than 2,000 children and adults with disabilities.  

The Arc of San Diego is the largest, most comprehensive service provider for people with disabilities in San Diego County, serving over 2,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome each year. For more information on The Arc of San Diego, please visit www.arc-sd.com

Mary Murphy, acclaimed choreographer and dance personality, is the emcee for this wonderful event. Mary is an American ballroom dance champion, accredited dance judge, and former judge and choreographer on the Fox dance competition-reality show, “So You Think You Can Dance”. Mary’s extensive experience in ballroom dance, coupled with her vibrant personality, has made her a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. 

Leonard Simpson is a style personality and creator of Fashion Forward, an internationally known fashion production company with more than two decades of experience producing high-style fashion shows, television segments and Broadway-style shows nationwide. He also designed an award-winning jewelry line carried at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, and became the youngest person ever to win the Lifetime Achievement Award in Fashion. 

WHO:       Event Chairs - Maria Stanley, Cici Drummond, Laura Applegate, Erica Ram 

Honorary Chairs – Dr. Howard and Barbara Milstein 

Honorary Committee – Dee Ammon, Marla Black, Judy Burer, Vicki Eddy, Arlene Esgate, Judi Gottschalk, Daran Grimm, Roxi Link, Nayda Locke, Christina Maggiora, Cheryl Mitchell, Ludvina Nevarez, Phyllis Parrish, Clarice Perkins, Kristi Pieper, Sandy Redman, Barbie Spinazzola, Peggy Stern, Kathryn Vaughn, Maggie Watkins 

Fashion Show Producer -Leonard Simpson 

Emcee -Mary Murphy 

Auctioneer – Clint Bell 

WHEN:      Friday, December 1, 2023 at 10am-2pm 

WHERE:           The US Grant Hotel ,326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101


  • Fashion Show by Leonard Simpson 
  • The Arc of San Diego 2023 Video 
  • Silent and Live Auction 
  • Boutique Shopping 

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