Testimonials from our NonProfit Partners & Event Sponsors

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Always a pleasure to participate in a "Hearts for San Diego" Charity Event. I'm honored to support Hearts for San Diego Charity Events and share my music with their enthusiastic & appreciative audiences.

Karen Moy & her Hearts for San Diego Team continue to lead by example how positivity, kindness, hard work & infinite care can change the world for the better one event at a time.

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Hearts for San Diego outperformed our expectations. As Title Sponsor for their recent event, Toast To The Coast, we experienced a seamless onboarding process, great press, and a perfectly planned event. My company Sand Straw was able to make a charitable contribution while having fun with our team.

I would highly recommend other local businesses to take part in the next event!

John Weil
Founder, Sand Straw

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We cannot thank Hearts for San Diego enough for the outstanding work and generosity! Freedom Dogs was the beneficiary of the 5th Annual Bow Wow Beer Bash, which was a huge success! Karen, her fellow board members, and other amazing volunteers did such an incredible job putting on this event! Our board members, trainers, and of course our dogs, had a wonderful time! They certainly know how to put the FUN in FUNdraising! We are so grateful for the support and look forward to working with them again in the future!

Many Thanks!
Cooper Patterson, Freedom Dogs Board Member

San Diego Coastkeeper was incredibly grateful to be the beneficiary for Hearts for San Diego's 2018 Toast to the Coast. Hearts for San Diego planned, organized, and executed a very fun and entertaining event. Karen, the founder, and her dedicated volunteers were always positive and passionate about the event and about San Diego Coastkeeper. Hearts for San Diego worked very hard to put on this event, and it turned out fabulous. The venue overlooked Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, highlighting the reason why guests attended the event – to appreciate and raise a glass to our beautiful waters.


The funds that were raised at this event will help support San Diego Coastkeeper’s important programs and projects that protect clean water across San Diego County. We look forward to working with Hearts for San Diego, Karen, and all of the volunteers again. Thank you, Hearts for San Diego, for everything!

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Working with Karen and Hearts for San Diego has been an incredible experience! Torrey Holistics was a Title sponsor for their recent event, Toast to the Coast, and having the chance to work with like-minded local businesses was a breath of fresh air!


Everything from initially meeting with Karen to the day of the big event - was a seamless process. I look forward to working with Hears for San Diego again and encourage all businesses alike to join forces!

Krystina Cerulli

Torrey Holistics

On behalf of the Cammies & Canines team, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for the partnership you provided.  Thanks to your team’s efforts we were able to raise over $1,800 in a single evening!  Your team made the fundraising effort easy, fun and special to all the supporters who attended.  Your attention toward the Bow Wow Beer Bash was second to none and the personal touch you added was meaningful and appreciated.  We know you and your team are busy planning multiple fundraising events, so it was really touching to see how you treated our event as if it were your own and gave it special attention throughout the entire process.  Thank you also for the detailed accounting you provided at the event completion which was well above and beyond our expectations.


It is our belief at Cammies and Canines that any non-profit not taking advantage of the services provided by Hearts for San Diego is missing out on a rewarding opportunity.  Fundraising at times isn’t easy or fun, but your team handled every aspect of this event which allowed Cammies and Canines to relax and enjoy ourselves; which is a rare opportunity while helping us raise the most money ever for an event!  Thank you!!


We can’t say thank you enough for the love, care and commitment provided by your organization, we could not have been this successful without you!!


~ Kalani Creutzburg

Founder, Cammies & Canines

I want to give a huge shout out to everyone at Hearts for San Diego for hosting Comedy for a Cause at the Comedy Palace. Comedy for a Cause was an event H4SD hosted help to bring attention and awareness to suicide while also benefiting Umtr2me - You Matter To Me. 

I couldn't have been more excited to have the opportunity to partner with such an amazing group of volunteers. I'd also like to give a special thank you to Karen Moy for her passion and dedication to helping out local non profits. 

Thank you Karen and H4SD, You Matter To Us!!

~ Jimm Greer

Founder, You Matter To Me

Amazing, amazing, amazing!! We were 2017 beneficiary of the Toast to the Coast event. From the very beginning while planning, throughout the follow up and of course, the entire event itself: Karen Moy and her team from Hearts for San Diego did an outstanding job.

The event drew a huge crowd and the venue was perfect! We had an amazing time at the event and were able to raise a great amount for our cause. We cannot thank Karen and her team enough for what they put on for us!! We are looking forward to work together again for upcoming events! Much love!

~ Malte Niebelschuetz

Founder, $1 for the Ocean

Hearts for San Diego put an incredible event together! Lady Luck Casino night was an elegant soirée of dancing, live music, casino tables and food and drinks, not to mention the raffles, silent auction items and giveaways. The volunteers worked tirelessly to make sure everything was perfect. Karen and her team truly went above and beyond and we are extremely grateful. What an extraordinary group of people to work with!!! Thank you Karen Moy and HEARTS FOR SAN DIEGO!

~ Marilyn Klisser, Founder

Dance Away Dementia

The Animal Pad was lucky enough to be the charity beneficiary of Hearts for San Diego's "Dressed Up Pup Party" in January 2017 and we had an incredible experience! We are used to putting so much work into events and it was such a nice treat to have all the work done on our behalf! It was incredibly well organized, the volunteers were great, all the attendees had a great time for a great cause. We made so many amazing connections at that event and there was even media coverage! We are beyond grateful for the work that Hearts For San Diego does, not only for us, but tons of local nonprofits! Keep up the amazing work and we look forward to doing more events together in the future! 

~ Stephanie Nisan, Co-Founder

The Animal Pad 

"As a small nonprofit with only two staff members, working with Hearts for San Diego has been a very efficient use of our time.  Karen is an absolute pleasure to work with.  She works hard and kept us updated throughout the process.  Hearts for San Diego organized a fundraiser event for us.  They took care of all the details, put together a very successful raffle and there was a great turnout to the event- all with minimal effort on our part! I highly recommend their services to any organization who needs to raise funds.  We look forward to working with them in the future."


~ Mandy Sackett, San Diego County Chapter Manager

Surfrider Foundation

I would like to thank Hearts for San Diego for hosting the Bow Wow Beer Bash to benefit Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs.  It is so heartening when we receive a gift from a generous donor allowing us to give the gift of independence to one more deserving veteran or child with autism.  The event was so well organized and so much fun.  Your gift extends much farther than just the proceeds, as we were able to meet many people and also expand our support base.  I thank you so much for your help. I want to share a video of a recent graduation from our POOCH prison-training program.

More people than ever need the strength and comfort of TLCAD’s important services.  Because of you, we are transforming lives through service dogs and providing a bridge to independence for those in need.  Your gift will be used wisely.


~ Victoria Cavaliere, Programs Director

Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs

Hands down, best experience for a fundraiser yet! Hearts for San Diego planned, organized and held a amazing event for my organization, Special Needs Playdate. Karen paid great attention to detail and arranged a spectacular "Comedy for a Cause" event filled with raffles, auctions, food, drinks and a night full of laughs. Special Needs Playdate sincerely appreciates Karen and Hearts for San Diego for all their hard work and dedication to ensure each charity receives a experience like no other. 


~ Tiffany Lees, Ceo-Founder

Special Needs Playdate

We were so excited to be selected as the beneficiary of "Hearts for San Diego " Halloween event this year!  We met with Karen, the founder and she had so many great ideas and connections that made the event a huge success.  Lucky Pup Dog Rescue is small, neighborhood rescue for homeless, orphaned shelter dogs who are rescued from Southern California's highest kill shelters and fundraising can be a such a challenge.

It was so nice work to with a consummate professional who covered all the bases ~ from ticket sales, sponsors, to decorations, to choosing vendors, and even having a professional photographer, videographer and MC at the event. 

On the evening of the event, we knew we were in good hands!  The volunteer staff of Hearts For San Diego was nothing short of amazing, keeping an eye on all of the details.  In the end, the entire  event came off without a hitch, and we know all the dogs had a fantastic time ~ as did their moms and dads!  Thank you!

~ Christine and Steve Haslet, Founders 

Lucky Pup Dog Rescue of San Diego

Karen Moy and her fabulous team at Hearts For San Diego deserve a mountain of kudos for all that they do for our community. Recently, Karen & Co. hosted the Comedy For A Cause:  Veterans of Comedy event at The Comedy Store in La Jolla. The complementary Asian Tapas and Sushi were amazing and the lineup of Veteran Comedians were a DEFCON 1 riot! We had a great time and the funds they raised for Wounded Warrior Homes are a boon to the organization. It is difficult to operate a charitable organization in difficult times and I cannot express how much we appreciate the help of Hearts for San Diego. Karen and all her crew are nothing short of amazing: a professional and efficient team that made the whole thing seem effortless and FUN!  We could not serve the veterans we do without the support of generous, energetic people like Karen and Hearts For San Diego. Thank you!


~ Gene D. Jennett, Assistant Director

Wounded Warrior Homes

"Hearts for San Diego went above and beyond to partner up and support my non-profit, A Night to Remember Prom for students with special needs.  Karen Moy and her team were professional to work with and have HUGE hearts to give back to many different causes throughout San Diego.  The Casino Night fundraiser they threw was not only a success, it was a ton of fun!  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Hearts for San Diego for helping us raise money to throw a first-class Prom for students with special needs."


~ Cheryl Shields, Founder/Director

A Night to Remember Prom

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On behalf of Traci’s Paws, I want to give a huge round of applause to Karen & Hearts for San Diego, for their hard work on the PUP Crawl & Adoption PAWty, and we greatly appreciate being chosen as the event beneficiary!

This event was a fun twist on the common pub crawl, making for a truly unique “passport” style dog adoption event. We had many guests come to participate and visit with the pups, and we were very grateful to have some go into new and loving homes.

Our mission with Traci’s Paws is to help save homeless pets’ lives through “Pet Rescue Assistance”, and we are so thankful that the funds from this event will help us further our mission, by assisting rescue organizations in a greater way.

Not only was Karen amazing to work with, but one of her stellar volunteers, Linda Drews is absolutely fabulous! Thank you all again for caring about our mission of saving homeless pets!