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View our Final Event Photo Album Here! Tony Teravainen, President & CEO of Support the Enlisted Project, and family. Tony helped STEP receive a total of $25,000 in cash awards.

After a night of thrilling competition, we are proud to announce the winners of Advance San Diego 2014!  Our panel of nine judges did not have an easy task as they chose the seven organizations to receive cash awards. The audience also had the chance to vote for their favorite overall pitch in a live reveal at the end of the night.

Thank you to all who attended the competition and congratulations to the winners:

Military and their Families

1st Place: Support the Enlisted Project

2nd Place: Armed Services YMCA



1st Place: The Kid’s College

2nd Place: Ocean Discovery Institute


Youth and the Arts

1st Place TIE: Mainly Mozart and Musicians for Education

2nd Place: Dancing After School


Audience Choice Award

1st Place: Support the Enlisted Project

2nd Place: Musicians for Education


All 13 finalists gave inspiring pitches at the event. A special thank you to all of our finalists:

Military and their Families 

Armed Services YMCA

Biocom Institute

The Rosie Network

Support the Enlisted Project



Deepblue Worlds, Inc.

Expanding Your Horizons

The Kid’s College

Ocean Discovery Institute


Youth and the Arts

The AjA Project

Dancing After School

Mainly Mozart

Musicians for Education

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Advance San Diego would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and program partners.


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The Gumpert Foundation

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