The Fifth Annual Celebration Under the Dome presents:

Saturday, October 13, 2018

San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
Honorary Co-Chairs: Joan and Irwin Jacobs and Audrey Geisel
Event Co-Chairs: Leslie Devaney and Marlee Ehrenfeld

Alchemy: A Magical Evening of Transformation will be Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. Alchemy is a seemingly magical process of transformation, creations and combinations. As the four elements used in alchemy (air, earth, fire and water) combine to form beautiful jewels, the Library combines many elements to transform and enhance the minds and lives of all who visit the Library. When you support the San Diego Public Library Foundation, you help change lives.

This will be an evening of magic, entertainment, extraordinary cuisine and craft cocktails paired with experiences that illustrate first-hand the Library’s life-enriching programs. Proceeds allow the Library Foundation to support educational and cultural programs and new technology for all 36 Public Libraries.

We invite you to be a part of the transformation as an event Sponsor or a member of the Host Committee. For information, please contact Major and Planned Gifts Director Natalie Ganz by email or at 619-238-6695.

  • Experience some of the Library’s innovative, life-changing programs and services, including virtual reality, 3D printing, STEAM education and more.
  • Extraordinary cuisine and handcrafted Alchemy cocktails.
  • Breathtaking city views.
  • Live music and performances featuring Magician Ben Silver, dance band Heroes, Ryan Hiller and Mariela Contreras.


Thank you to our 2018 Host Committee members

  • Vicki and Moisés Barón
  • Keith Behner and Catherine Stiefel
  • Beyster Family
  • Richard Binford
  • Catherine and Phil Blair
  • Edward Tyler Cramer Family
  • Nadine and Carlo Daleo
  • The Dawe Family
  • Cristina Della Coletta
  • Hon. Frank and Leslie Devaney
  • Maureen Dulbecco
  • Judy Eby
  • Marlee J Ehrenfeld
  • Al Ferris
  • Jane and Tom Fetter
  • Bryant Garth and Baimei Guo
  • Bill and Amy Geppert
  • Roben and Fred Gerson
  • Marcia Hazan and Mark Cammell
  • Steve and Franci Hermes
  • Sandra Hrna
  • Kristen and Rick Jimenez
  • Linda and Mel Katz
  • K.A. Keller
  • Pradeep K. Khosla
  • George Lai
  • Barbara and Matthew Loonin
  • Gus Magee
  • Annie and David Malcolm
  • Ann and Brian McDonald
  • Judy McDonald
  • Jack McGrory and Una Davis
  • Elizabeth B. Meyer
  • Vera Miller
  • Helga S. Moore
  • Judith B. Morgan
  • Andrea and Gregory Moser
  • Bob Nelson
  • Elizabeth and Dene Oliver
  • Cindy and George Olmstead
  • Lynn Gorguze and Hon. Scott Peters
  • Frances Pierce
  • William L. and Blaise M. Pope
  • Cheryl and Steve Rockwood
  • Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany
  • Linda and Joe Satz
  • Sheryl and Bob Scarano
  • Karen and Jeff Silberman
  • Katie and Dan Sullivan
  • Deborah Szekely
  • Paula Taylor and Bernie Kulchin
  • Amy and Horacio Valeiras
  • Mary L. Walshok, Ph.D.
  • Judith A. Wenker
  • Sarah White and David Gray
  • Pat Wilson and Greg Rose
  • Patricia Zigami


For questions about the event, please contact Mia Sciuto by email or at 619-238-6695.


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors