The Beacon of Light fundraiser in support of ElderHelp of San Diego is the centerpiece event of SWYC’s Benefit on the Bay, an event which has evolved over the years from a single Charity Bay Race in 1984 to Weekend on the Water in 1996 to today’s all-encompassing Event including the Anglers’ Bottom Fishing Tournament and the current Charity Bay Race.  Benefit on the Bay collectively has raised over $1,000,000 for various local charities. 
Our Benefit on the Bay Beacon of Light Party, as it is known today, began in 2016, and, with your support, has been going strong ever since! This year's party will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2024.  More information will be available in the upcoming months. Reservations are required.
Our ‘Feeling Groovy’ themed event in 2023 featured a signature cocktail, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a DJ, a photo booth and much, much more, and included a rousing silent and live auction event.  
Here is just an example of the items up for auction last year:
· Private chef and dining experiences with Bib Gourmand, recognized and award-winning chefs
· All Day adventures on Pacific Tugboats escorting the Star of India
· Lake Tahoe Condo 5-day experience
· Old Town experience including hotel, dinner and theater
· Private tour of the San Diego Zoo with a docent
· Winery visits and tastings
. Private tour of the USS Midway Museum with a docent
There will be many more extraordinary items up for auction and we will have a surprise 'once in a lifetime' experience announced the week of the event in 2024.  You will not want to miss this event supporting ElderHelp and our SWYC Philanthropic Charter.
Thank you to all the generous SWYC members who have and are continuing to support this important event.  Please know that, should your plans change, your purchased ticket will be considered a donation to support ElderHelp of San Diego.