Kiwanis of Pacific Beach

Kiwanis of Pacific Beach



Kiwanis of Pacific Beach, San Diego

We’re a local community service group founded in 1946. Our club is part of Kiwanis International, which is dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time.

We focus on serving children and youth in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego. We fund several scholarships for graduating Mission Bay High School seniors, and also support MBHS music and athletics, as well as elementary and middle school activities. The broader community also benefits from our support of the Taylor Library, Concerts on the Green and other programs. Read more about the programs we fund.

Please join us!

2024 Wine-down Summer Annual Fundraiser

Thanks to all who attended and donated to our second annual wine-tasting fundraiser on August 19, 2023. We raised enough to cover several scholarships for graduating Mission Bay High School seniors. Please support this year’s fundraiser on August 17, 2024.  Save the date, and more info will be coming soon.

2023 Hope of America Award

The Kiwanis Clubs of California, Nevada, and Hawaii established the Hope of America award in 1984. The Hope of America award recognizes and encourages students who have demonstrated academic accomplishment, leadership, and good character. These students should be potential leaders who have sustained our democratic way of life and exhibited outstanding citizenship traits.

Criteria for selection of a recipient include:

  • Capacity for leadership
  • Ethical and moral character
  • Academic competence
2023 Hope of America recipients
Left to right: Hadley VanMeter and Cadence Davis from Kate Sessions Elementary; Catherine Miller and Evan Jones from Pacific Beach Elementary; Clint Keckelsen and Claire Pourcho from St Paul’s Lutheran School; and Juliana Baskel from Crown Point Junior Music Academy. Not Shown is Stephanie Ramos.

Kiwanis Club of Pacific Beach is pleased to recognize these students as being the Hope of America. Each student received a plaque and 25 “Mr. Frostie Dollars” to enjoy.

Pacific Beach student awards, March 2023

Honoring Pacific Beach Students

Each month we honor PB students chosen by their teachers for their leadership skills and as role models for others to follow.

Pictured above are March 2023 honorees from Kate Sessions Elementary, Crown Point Junior Music Academy and Pacific Beach Elementary, as well as their family members and teachers.

Each child received a certificate of accomplishment and “Mr. Frostie Dollars” to enjoy!