Celebration Under the Dome

Mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, October 7 for the San Diego Public Library Foundation’s third annual Celebration Under the Dome in support of all 36 San Diego libraries. Multiple book-themed parties on three floors of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. Breathtaking views, wonderful food and top-notch entertainers led guests to call it “quite possibly one of the best events I’ve ever attended.” Participate in the San Diego Public Library’s success story and support education, literacy and equal access throughout the Library system.


Co-Chairs: Rochelle and Bill Bold and Katie and Dan Sullivan.

Honorary Chairs: Joan and Irwin Jacobs

Title Sponsor: Qualcomm


Order your tickets online now below and take advantage of early-bird pricing. Ticket prices increase after September 10.

Host Committee and Sponsorship Opportunities

The Library Foundation is seeking sponsors to support the 2016 Celebration. Visit here to learn about sponsorship opportunities and here to learn about becoming a member of the Host Committee.

For more information on Sponsorship and Host Committee opportunities, contact Megan Blair by email or at 619-238-6615.

The “party of the decade, if not the century”

Thank you to all the Library supporters who made the 2015 Celebration Under the Dome such a success. More than 500 attendees enjoyed four separate parties on three levels of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common at the October 2015 event. Thank you to Co-Chairs Katie and Dan Sullivan and Linda and Mel Katz for planning an amazing event. With support from our Honorary Event Chair Audrey Geisel, Host Committee, Sponsors (particularly Title Sponsor Qualcomm) and generous attendees, Celebration Under the Dome raised more than $500,000 to support all 36 San Diego libraries. Event attendees gave rave reviews, including “quite possibly one of the best events I’ve ever attended” and “party of the decade, if not the century.”


Follow the event on our Facebook page and see who else is coming.

See photos from last year’s Celebration.

2016 Celebration Under the Dome Host Committee

Jim Beyster
Kathy and Richard Binford
Catherine and Phil Blair
Rochelle and Bill Bold
Vickie L. Church
Jean and Michael Collins
The Dawe Family
Hon. Francis M. and Leslie E. Devaney
Maureen Dulbecco
Farrell Family Foundation
Dr. Paul A. Frohna
Roben and Fred Gerson
Marilyn Gibbs and Les Williamson
Judith C. Harris and Robert Singer, MD
Tom, Loretta and Gayle Hom
Clark Hunter Foundation
Eleanor Jaffe
Linda and Mel Katz
George Lai
Gail and Marty Levin
Dr. Mike and Anita Mahaffey
Annie and David Malcolm
Marilyn and Gene Marx
Elizabeth B. Meyer
Steve and Susan Mollenkopf
Helga S. Moore
Judith Morgan
Ann Navarra
Cindy and George Olmstead
Lynn Gorguze and Hon. Scott Peters
Blaise and Bill Pope
Cheryl and Stephen Rockwood
Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany
Bill and Dorian Sailer
Linda and Joe Satz
Karen and Jeff Silberman
Nancy and Alan Spector
Katie and Daniel Sullivan
Deborah Szekely
Amy and Horacio Valeiras
Sheryl and Harvey White
Pat Wilson and Greg Rose