San Diego Police Department Foundation Gala preview

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Police Foundation is celebrating 20 years with its annual “Gold Shield Gala” later this month. The event is scheduled for September 22, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel. The event is the 7th annual fundraiser that will support the K9 Crimefighters Campaign.

Gold Shield Gala Chair Kristi Pieper, San Diego Police Foundation President Sara Napoli, and Police Chief David Nisleit told us all about it on Good Morning San Diego.

The press release for this year’s Gold Shield Gala is below:

Celebrate the San Diego Police Foundation’s 20th anniversary and join San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit and “America’s Finest” officers for the 7th annual Gold Shield Gala Saturday, September 22 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront located at 1 Park Blvd.

The Gold Shield Gala is produced by the San Diego Police Foundation, which works to ensure that those who protect and serve have what they need to do their jobs safely and with excellence. This year’s gala theme is “Hearts of Gold.” Community support of the Police Foundation helps provide the funding for much-needed equipment, training and outreach programs in support of a safer San Diego.

Donations received during the Gold Shield Gala will support the work and mission of the San Diego Police Foundation. The special charitable focus of this year’s Gala is the K9 Crimefighter Campaign. The San Diego Police Foundation’s K9 Crimefighter Campaign funds all the new police dogs for America’s Finest K9 Unit as well as equipment and training to keep this renowned unit at its peak.

Attendees will enjoy a dinner and dancing soirée. It is with great pleasure to announce Kristi Pieper as Gala Chair, Denise and Bertrand Hug as Honorary Chairs and Guest of Honor Chief David Nisleit. Chief Nisleit’s Command Staff and K9 Unit Officers will also be in attendance.

Individual tickets for the evening event are $300 and tables for are only $3,000. For sponsorship information please contact Rosa at (619) 232-2130 or email For more information on the event or the Police Foundation, please call (619) 232-2130 or visit,

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