Fiesta 2020

Dear SOY FIESTA Sponsors, donors, ticket holders and friends,

We know this is a difficult time for all of us, and at SOY we are concerned about everyone’s safety, including the safety of our staff, students, volunteers, community partners and donors. SOY has been carefully following the CDC, the state, the city and the school district as to what protocols to follow during this coronavirus pandemic. In response to California’s decision to cancel all gatherings of 50 or more, SOY has made the difficult decision to postpone our largest fundraiser of the year, our 12th Annual FIESTA on April 24th until the fall. We believe this is the right thing to do for our community.

We thank those that have sponsored so far, bought tickets or have donated to support our programs here at SOY. We are fully funded by private donations, and we appreciate all of the support our community has shown us over the past 27 years to support the teens of the Newport Mesa Unified School District. We hope that you can continue to support us at SOY as we strive to create and continue programs for the underserved teens in our community.

We also wanted you to know that since the NMUSD has chosen to send students home until April 13th, SOY has also. Yet the SOY board and staff are still working hard to figure out how to help our students while their classes go online, while they decide which colleges to attend in the fall, while scholarship applications are due. We had to also cancel the wonderful Northern California College Tour during spring break because the universities have also gone online. We hope to try to reschedule a tour in the summer and to continue helping all of our students as our seniors look towards attending college in the fall, and our underclassmen receive the necessary assistance they need to make this important choice.

We will still be giving out scholarships to our seniors to attend college; we are still planning for programming in the spring when school starts again, and we are still planning for the summer months where we hopefully will be able to provide more enrichment activities and summer camps for our students.

Thank you for understanding and for supporting SOY in our continual desire to help serve the teens of the Newport-Mesa area. Please help donate to our programs if you can.


We hope you can come to our 2020 FIESTA, our largest fundraiser of the year. Please help us raise needed funds to support our programs through Sponsorships.



  • $10,000 – includes 10 tickets
  • Name in Program, All PR and Promotional Items
  • Name on Poster highlighted as Diamond Sponsor


  • $5,000 – includes 8 tickets
  • Name in Program, All PR and Promotional Items
  • Name on Poster highlighted as Event Sponsor


  • $2,500 – includes 6 tickets
  • Name in Program, All PR and Promotional Items
  • Name on Poster highlighted as Platinum Sponsor


  • $1,000 – includes 4 tickets
  • Name on Poster highlighted as Gold Sponsor
  • Name in Program


  • $500 – includes 2 tickets
  • Name in Program

Sponsorship and tickets
Guest Name(s)


  • Anthony & Linda Kinninger


  • Frome Family Foundation


  • Dave & Pat Lamb
  • Bobby Lovell
  • Bill Turpit & Rex Allen


  • Cesar & Mary Cappellini
  • Sally P. Flotho
  • Ned & Nancy Kriz
  • John Rallis & Mary Lynn Bergman


  • Robin & Linda Boyd
  • Jean Forbath
  • Steve & Betsy Forbath
  • Michael & Jan Hecht
  • John & Jennifer Kerwin
  • Roy McCord & Nora Pedersen
  • Dennis & Marcia O’Hern
  • Richard & Dianne Parker
  • Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart
  • Arthur & Karen Yelsey
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