A centerpiece of United Through Reading’s presence in San Diego, CA, the Storybook Ball brings 300 corporate executives, senior military leaders, long-time supporters, and military families together for a special evening that typically includes remarks from a Military Guest of Honor, heartfelt stories from beneficiary families on the impact of United Through Reading, and celebrates military families who have forged meaningful connections through the read aloud experience.

Mark your calendar for United Through Reading’s 10th annual gala and fundraiser presented by BAE Systems on November 10th, 2018 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego featuring silent and live auctions, a program, and dinner. Support our event by attending, donating to the auctions, or proxy bidding if you aren’t able to attend!

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

5:00 p.m. VIP Reception
5:30-6:45 p.m. Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception
7:00-9:30 p.m. Dinner, Live Auction, and Program

The Berenstain Family
Creators of The Berenstain Bears

Accepted by Mike Berenstain
The Friend of Military Children Award

Honored Key Note Speakers:
VADM John Alexander, Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet
Ms. Isabelle Richards, 13-Year Old Military Child and United Through Reading Beneficiary

Storybook Ball Chair:
Mr. Charles Van Vechten

Host Committee Co-Chairs:
Mrs. Ellen Miller
Mrs. Charlotte Alexander

Leadership Committee Co-Chairs:
RADM David Thomas, USN (Ret), Vice President & General Manager, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair
Ms. Cynthia Curiel, Sector Vice President, Communications, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits.

For our 2018 Storybook Ball auction, we are looking for amazing luxury items and/or experiences, travel, and wine. Please click the button below and fill out the form by October 10, 2018.