About Us

Founded in 1970, The Beach & Country Guild is an all-volunteer organization of women dedicated to generating funds in support of United Cerebral Palsy in San Diego (UCPSD) and the programs, facilities, and services it provides its clients.
The Guild's showcase annual event is its Dia del Sol Luncheon.

Founders Gladys Irwin and Jeanne Blumenthal launched Dia del Sol as an intimate gathering at a private home that included lunch and games of bridge and tennis. The event has grown to host between 150 to 250 ladies annually, and over the course of the Guild’s history, Dia del Sol has been held at some of the most spectacular private residences in Rancho Santa Fe. More recently, the event has moved to other locations, including Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, and Park Hyatt Aviara, to accommodate our growing audience, but the Guild’s dedication to UCPSD remains unwavering, consistently generating between $150,000-$250,000 annually.