Walden Family Services congratulates Maryanne and Harley Sefton for being named Ranch & Coast Magazine’s 2018 Best Philanthropists!
“We are thrilled to count the Seftons among our long-time friends and supporters. Not only have they been generous donors, but they’ve been generous with their time and attention as well,” said Walden CEO Teresa Stivers.
Maryanne Sefton served on the Walden board for over ten years as treasurer, vice chair, and president. Together they’ve not only chaired Walden’s annual fundraiser, Wine D’Vine, but sponsored the premium concerts offered at each year since 2016.
The Sefton’s love of music, paired with their devotion to Walden’s mission, has inspired them to bring in top-name entertainers such as John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, and this year’s supergroup, The Moody Blues, making Wine D’Vine a premier event in San Diego. Indeed, Wine D’Vine was named Ranch & Coast’s Top Annual Gala this year as well, largely due to their influence.
In 2016 Walden Family Services honored the Seftons with the Fostering Hearts Legacy Award in recognition of their commitment to Walden’s mission of service to children and youth in foster care.
Harley and Maryanne Sefton’s contributions to Walden Family Services and to the San Diego nonprofit community at large make them number one in our books—and we are very happy to see them receive these well-deserved accolades!