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The Arc of San Diego is proud to present a spectacular philanthropic event taking place this holiday season, Winter Wonderland Fashion Show & Luncheon. You won’t want to miss this amazing runway show presented by Style Personality Leonard Simpson. This magnificent affair features some of the finest trends in style and directly benefits life-changing programs at The Arc of San Diego.

The event is chaired by Maria Stanley and her daughters, Mariel Filippone, Malissa Sanfilippo, and Cici Drummond, dedicated local philanthropists and supporters of The Arc of San Diego.

Winter Wonderland takes place on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101). Doors open at 10:00 a.m. with registration, vendor boutique, and silent auction followed at 12 noon by luncheon and runway show. The event is emceed by former TV news anchor Aimee Fuller. Guests also have the opportunity to support The Arc of San Diego while shopping at a vendor boutique and bidding on alluring auction items. Proceeds help The Arc of San Diego continue providing essential life services such as day training, employment, and residential living services to more than 2,000 children and adults with disabilities.

What better way to celebrate the holiday season while showcasing some of the most exquisite attire while raising vital funds for children and adults with disabilities. After all, it is fashionable to be philanthropic!

The fashion show features designs from Aimee Fuller Hats, Allvintage4u, Chateau Le Bel Age, Debbie Nghiem, Hidden Rose Boutique, Leonard Simpson Collections, Nolan Dean, Over the Top Handbags, Satori Design, Ugochi Iwuaba, & Zeglio Custom Clothiers. Winter Wonderland is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors Dr. Howard and Barbara Milstein, Norma Hidalgo-del Rio, RPh, and U.S. Bank.

The Arc of San Diego is the largest, most comprehensive service provider for people with disabilities in San Diego County, serving over 2,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome each year. For more information on The Arc of San Diego, please visit Join The Arc of San Diego’s social media community on Facebook at, Twitter at, and Instagram at

Leonard G. Simpson is a premier producer of fashion shows and other high-profile entertainment projects in Los Angeles and New York. He is a well-known television style host and has appeared at the Oscar’s live on the red carpet with ABC. He is also the creator of Fashion Forward, an internationally known fashion production company.



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