6th Annual Walk the Talk Celebration Set for March 23


San Diego, CA – Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) will hold its 6th annual Walk the Talk fundraising celebration on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, to raise awareness and resources for transition age foster youth in San Diego County. The theme of this year’s event is “Community of Heroes,” and will honor five women for their heroic work with JIT.

The super celebration will focus on connecting and engaging more than 350 prominent members of the community to JIT’s mission and to the young men and women that they serve. As an integral component of the event, at least 75 youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system will lead the program and share their stories. The festive yet relaxed evening will feature gourmet cuisine, engaging and inspirational entertainment related to JIT’s mission, a unique live auction that includes luxury getaways and much more.

This year’s honorees include Just in Time co-founder Jeanette Day, who is named as JIT’s “Wonder Woman”, as well as Susanne Livingston, Kevan Lyon, Joanne Marks and Kathy Roberts, who are named as “The Fantastic Four.” These five women have played significant roles in supporting JIT and the services provided to transition age foster youth. The Fantastic Four are close friends, long-time JIT investors and coaches for the Career Horizons program, which empowers young women with a network of female professionals and coaches providing guidance and building self-worth. These honorees have successfully made an impact in the lives of foster youth and helped to change the world one youth at a time.

Special guests for the evening include:

  • Co-Hosts: Shelley and Adam Baker
  • Honorary Committee Co-Chairs: Joan Coppenrath, Dan Fulkerson, Dave Schulman

This year’s Presenting Sponsor for Walk the Talk is US Bank and the Platinum Sponsor is Otis Eastern Service, LLC. Gold Sponsors include the Livingston Family Foundation, Miller Family Trust, and Tina and David Thomas. Silver Sponsors include MG Properties and Residential Wholesale Mortgage.

JIT is a nonprofit organization that engages a caring community to help San Diego foster youth, ages 18-26, achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. JIT delivers unique services with a staff led by former foster youth who understand the challenges that participants face. The JIT staff is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of foster youth and promises individual understanding, effective programs and a personal passion for the well-being of San Diego foster youth. Join JIT for an evening of music, entertainment and inspiration, and help change the lives of transition age foster youth.

For more information, to purchase tickets or to sponsor or underwrite Walk the Talk, please visit or contact Diane Cox at (858) 705-1705 /

As seen in:
Rancho Santa Fe Review
Del Mar Times (pg A19)
Solana Beach Sun (pg A19)
Carmel Valley News (pg A19)
Giving Back Magazine
La Jolla Light (pg B21) 
The Vista Press
Ranch & Coast Magazine
 (pg 24)
Modern Luxury Magazine (pg. 127)
Presidio Sentinel (pg 10, 18)
Encinitas Advocate