2020 Benefit Sponsors
Sponsor Sponsorship
The Sinnott Family
Show Sponsor
Point Loma Association
Show Sponsor
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
Friday Night
Michele Yamada DDS
Thursday Night
David Adams DDS
Thursday Night

Bali Hai Restaurant
Tom Ham's Lighthouse
The Curtis Family
Class of 2020 Photo Gallery
Michael & Jan Pradels
Producer's Circle

Posted Jan 27, 2021

Happy New Year MADCAPS!

We are so proud of all the work completed in support of our philanthropies in 2020. Together, we completed over 6000 hours of service and 45 members earned Presidential Service Awards! Congratulations! 

It is that time of year when we get to work nominating our next board members. Please reach out to Nominating Chair Jen Weck at if you would like to self-nominate or have a suggestion for the following board positions. A reminder that you are required to serve one year on the board or with a class board level position during your 6 year membership with each daughter.


President Elect


Class Liaisons


Philanthropy (2)


Social (2)


Fundraising (2) 




A reminder that county COVID restrictions have changed. Household gatherings are now allowed, but they should be limited to no more than three households and the interactions must occur outdoors. People must also keep their distance and wear a mask. The 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew remains in effect. There can be no MADCAP functions that violate those restrictions. We hope these dark days signal a new dawn coming where we can get back to the lives and service we treasure.

We are exploring ideas to safely honor our outgoing senior class – stay tuned!

I wish you the happiest of new years and am blessed in the knowledge that together we can continue to make San Diego a better place while learning the importance of giving back.


Julie Gildred Connolly

Posted May 31, 2020

Following guidelines released by Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health in response to the increasing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, MADCAPS has cancelled our 2020 Benefit Show. Our decision was based on the fact that it seemed highly unlikely that the Health and Safety mandates would change to a phase that would allow for us to legally run a show with the social distancing guidelines in the foreseeable future. We also have a legal responsibility to give the money that was raised, and is sitting in our bank account, to the charities we serve. They need the funds now more than any other year. 

In the spirit of philanthropic culture, what we hope brought you to MADCAPS in the first place, we are asking that you continue to support our mission: serving the needs of others.  We ask that you turn your ticket purchase into a donation to be distributed to the non-profits MADCAPS supports. These nonprofits are in dire need of financial support and together we can make an immediate impact.  Our tax ID is 33-0105904. If this is your desire, no further action is required.

If at this time you are not able to make the donation, please:

1. Reply to the email from our ticketing database, stating your request for a refund (If you purchased a ticket for another family member or friend you will need to work that out with them as your information is all we have).

2. You should see a refund on your credit card within a couple of weeks for the ticket price minus the processing fee.

3. The deadline to request a refund is Thursday, June 4, 2020. After that, all money will be donated to the more than ten local nonprofits we serve.

*MADCAPS members will not be reimbursed their $70 ticket minimum as that is a membership obligation.

The Board has approved an option to work with any member who may need this money refunded in confidence. Please reach out to our Madcaps President email to work on a plan that is best for you.

Thank you for your continued support of MADCAPS.  Together we are truly practicing the meaning of service.

Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies (MADCAPS)

Welcome to our website.  This is our portal of communication to the public and our membership. “The purpose of MADCAPS, as a private, nonprofit organization, is to involve mothers and daughters in direct service to and support of established philanthropic organizations.”

Greetings fellow MADCAPS members and welcome to our new members, Class of 2026! It is such an honor to serve you as president for 2020-2021. This year will continue to bring us all life changes on just about every level, MADCAPS included. Boy, we are in for a bumpy ride together, but first, a brief history so you can learn a bit about me. I am a San Diego native, grew up in PL, and was lucky enough to be a MADCAP Junior member, class of 1987. My daughter is a junior at La Jolla Country Day and my son is a new freshman at High Tech High. My husband works for the Navy managing hotels on Coronado, we met while both of us were working for Hyatt in the 1990’s. I honestly believe my early experience with MADCAPS taught me the importance of giving back which is why I am here today as your president. I have served in many different philanthropic positions over the years helping the Peninsula Y, Warren-Walker School, Rady Children’s Hospital, and am currently on the board at the San Diego History Center. My door is always open to new ideas and I have no goals for this year other than being flexible and serving our membership and our philanthropies as well as I can. 

We are most appreciative of our generous donors who let MADCAPS keep their contributions though show was canceled. Here is a list of our major sponsors, please check our website for a complete list.


Julie Gildred Connolly

President 2020-2021