Creating Bright Futures

Our annual wine tasting benefit supports A Step Beyond’s creative youth development program serving young people through the power of dance, academics, and mentoring.

The 3rd annual Creating Bright Futures wine tasting on September 7 was truly a special event – from the extraordinary food and wine to the celebration of our students and partners. More than 225 community members joined us for a blind tasting of 10 premier wines, beautiful food, and good company. Thank you to all who were a part of the evening!

View photos of the event here.

Through your support, ASB was able to raise over $190,000 to empower students to achieve their dreams of graduating from high school and attending a college or career pathway program of their choosing.

A highlight of the evening was hearing from two current students about their experience and growth at A Step Beyond. In addition, we were thrilled to recognize Pacific Ridge School as our first ever Partners Educating Next Gen Leaders awardee. 

A heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and to The Raymond Family Foundation for their generosity.

Make a Donation

Contribute to the success of the event with a donation to support our students. 

All donations will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar by The Raymond Family Foundation!

Event Details

Thursday, September 7, 6:00 PM

The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92028

Event Chairs

Dan & Bonnie Platt

Business Attire

Sponsorship for Creating Bright Futures 2024

For more information about Creating Bright Futures or sponsorship inquiries for our 2024 event, contact James Wright, CEO, at 760-670-3250 or