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Please join us for our

9th Annual Be The Light Gala

presented by: Cox Communications

Saturday August 28th, 2021

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe


5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Join us for our 9th Annual Be the Light Gala and enjoy musical entertainment with K. Emeline, small bites and dinner, event swag bags, moving testimonials from veteran recipients and an exciting silent and live auction by Clint Bell. All proceeds from the event will benefit Shelter to Soldier's service dog and Emotional Support Animal (ESA) training programs, and Canine Ambassador (therapy team) program for active duty military, veterans and their families.

Shelter to Soldier is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and rescue organizations and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) for veterans and active duty military suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other injuries associated with traumatic service experiences.


We hope you’ll join our efforts with your contribution to our largest fundraising event of the year, the 9th Annual Be the Light Gala.


Schedule of Events:

5 - 5:30 Registration, Welcome and Photos

5:30 - 7 pm Small Bites, Drinks* and Silent Auction

7 - 9 pm Dinner, Speakers, and Live Auction

*Beer, Wine, Cutwater Spirits and Shelter to Soldier Specialty Cocktails will be complimentary with your VIP Ticket admission.



Beef: Braised Short Rib (gf, nf) Pomme Puree, Pan Seared Asparagus, Smoked Paprika Baby Carrots, Braising Jus

Seafood: Oven Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon (gf, nf, df) Garlic Spinach, Smashed Fingerling Potatoes, Orange Anise Reduction

Vegetarian: Vegetarian Curry Bowl, Potato, Broccoli, Carrots, Brown Rice (gf, df, ve)

Consider Donating (in-kind) to Our Auction!

Please email - Debbie@sheltertosoldier.org for more information 


Shelter to Soldier

2366 Front Street 

San Diego, CA 92101


Shelter to Soldier is committed to “Saving Lives, Two at a Time.” Through our life-saving program, veterans are given the valuable resource of an assistance animal during a time that they feel lost and alone. Shelter dogs are given a second chance and a purpose outside of the shelter much different than a past that has felt abandonment.  Our Be the Light Gala is a critical component of our annual fundraising efforts and contributes significantly to the impact we are able to make in the dog rescue and veteran communities in Southern California. 

9th Annual Be The Light Gala
Saturday, August 28, 2021
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Thank You to Our Sponsors