The Coast News Group

Torrey Pines about to celebrate 40 years

CARMEL VALLEY — The Torrey Pines High School Foundation 40-Year Celebration Committee has begun planning for the annual online silent auction and fundraiser event to be held March 28, 2015 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach.

Committee members will be canvasing the community reaching out to individuals and businesses to secure sponsors for the event as well as donated items which will be auctioned to raise money for the TPHS Foundation’s “Support All Students” (SAS) fund.  This year’s focus is to equip 100 classrooms with LCD projectors.

The kickoff event for the event is “Toast to Forty” which will be held at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe in January 2015. For more information on the events or to make a donation, contact the Foundation at (858) 793-3551 or e-mail [email protected]. Alums and parents are encouraged to follow the TPHS Foundation on Facebook or Twitter for up to date information.

“We are determined to make this the biggest and most successful fund raiser to date,” said Bobbi Karlson, executive director of the TPHS Foundation.

According to Helen Nordan, event chairwoman, “We are excited to announce the high energy  band, The Detroit Underground will be back again this year and we have hired professional auctioneer Steve Hamann for our live auction that evening.”

KUSI’s Sandra Maas will emcee the event and Resurrection Radio, a local classic alternative cover band with two TPHS Class of 1986 alums including TPHS Assistant Principal Rob Coppo, will also perform that evening.

Torrey Pines High School, the largest high school in the San Dieguito Union High School District, opened its doors in 1974.

The TPHS Foundation is a 501-C-3 corporation founded in 1993, which not only raises funds to provide state of the art technology and cutting edge programs to promote personal social growth, leadership and independence for all students, but also acts as the umbrella organization for parent volunteers and provides support for all booster groups on campus.