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Advance San Diego 2014 is scheduled for October 8 and will feature nonprofit organizations or social enterprises in three competition segments: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Military and their Families, and Youth and the Arts. Learn more about our Impact Segments!

Advance San Diego 2014 by the Numbers

  • 30 semi-finalists competing for cash awards and in-kind services to make a lasting difference in San Diego;
  • 2 workshops designed to help participants define their impacts and tell their stories;
  • 13 finalists to compete at one thrilling event;
  • 39 minutes of electrifying competition;
  • $87,500 in cash awards!

Congratulations to 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

Outside the Lens


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

artners. For more information on how you can become an ASD sponsor, please contact Kristina at advance@sdsvp.org.


 Award Sponsors






Program Sponsors






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The Gumpert Foundation

The Syran Family


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Workshop I:

Workshop I: Crafting Your Pitch


First Things First (Tom Iselin)


Upcoming Dates:

September 11 – Semi-final Live Pitch Event (2:30 – 5:00 pm)

October 8 – Advance San Diego Final Event (5:00pm)


13 finalists. 39 minutes of electrifying competition. $87,500 in cash awards. You won’t want to miss it!


What: Advance San Diego Final Event

When: October 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla


Early-bird tickets for this exciting event are available now through September 22nd.

General Admission: $55 (after 9/22 – $75)
*Includes food and drink

VIP Admission: $100 (after 9/22 – $125)
*Includes food, drinks, valet parking, and preferred seating