The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Named Signature Sponsor of the Chicano Federation of San Diego County’s 50th Anniversary Ball

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Named Signature Sponsor of the Chicano Federation of San Diego County’s

50th Anniversary Ball


SAN DIEGO – MARCH 5, 2019 – The Chicano Federation of San Diego County, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing empowering opportunities for the region’s diverse community, announces the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation as the signature sponsor of the Federation’s 50th Anniversary Ball.


“The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, like our organization, is dedicated to improving the community in any way they can,” says Nancy Maldonado, CEO, the Chicano Federation of San Diego County. “We’ve partnered with them for nearly 20 years on numerous community initiatives and events. We look forward to our continued collaboration to help thousands of underserved children and families with the resources they need to achieve a better quality of life.”


The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation is a proud sponsor of the Chicano Federation’s 50th Anniversary Ball

The Chicano Federation will host its 50th Anniversary Ball on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the historic US GRANT Hotel in Downtown San Diego. The event is the agency’s largest fundraiser of the year and gala organizers aim to raise $250,000 to support the Chicano Federation in meeting the community’s ever increasing needs for quality child development programs, affordable housing, and additional programs and services for families in San Diego County.

 For over eighteen years, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation has been an invaluable partner through the support of the Chicano Federation’s programs and services.

·         From 2000 through 2009, Sycuan was a committed sponsor of the Chicano Federation’s annual gala. Hank Murphy, who served on the Chicano Federation board of directors in 2008, co-chaired the gala in 2007 and was instrumental in the success of that event.

·         The Chicano Federation moved away from hosting an annual gala, with the last gala taking place in 2010. Since then, the Chicano Federation has hosted an annual luncheon and Sycuan has been a dedicated supporter of the luncheon since 2010. Currently, Henry Murphy serves on the Chicano Federation board of directors and was vital in Chicano Federation being selected as a recipient of Sycuan’s Christmas Charitable Giving Program in 2017.

 “For nearly two decades, Sycuan has proudly supported the Chicano Federation’s mission to help local children and families overcome difficult obstacles,” says Chairman Cody J. Martinez, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “The Federation devotes its time and effort to promote long-lasting change in the community, fighting for equality and civil rights for all of us. We are proud to be the signature sponsor for the organization’s 50th Anniversary Ball and are looking forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.”


The Chicano Federation was established in 1969 to provide a variety of comprehensive, neighborhood-based services to underserved youth, families and seniors across San Diego County. In its early years, the Chicano Federation was led by a tireless group of advocates dedicated to seeing advances in civil rights and civic participation. Today, those strong roots empower the Chicano Federation to serve diverse populations throughout San Diego County with programs that help low-income children and families access vital and often life-changing services and obtain affordable housing. The nonprofit serves more than 8,000 individuals each year. For more information, please visit or call (619) 285-5600. Connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.



Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the foothills of the Dehesa Valley for more than 12,000 years. Today they are a modern government providing public services to their members, employees and neighbors. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region's premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, the Sycuan Casino and Resort. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region through the support of hundreds of civic and charitable organizations.


The Tribe, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), also seeks to reinvest back into the San Diego community with a progressive business development effort. To date, STDC has purchased the former Singing Hills Country Club and the historic U.S. Grant Hotel; is an investor in Hotel Solamar near Petco Park; and is owner/developer of the Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City. Combined, these enterprises now employ nearly 4,000 San Diegans. For more information on Sycuan visit

Rosy Cano