Ruby Awards

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Online pre-registration ticket sales are closed. Tickets will be available at the door for an increased price. Please see the pricing below for more information.

  • Member Door $175
  • Non-Member Door $225

2017 Ruby Awards

One of SDHF’s signature events, the annual Ruby Awards is the county’s largest affordable housing industry recognition event honoring the best people, projects, and achievements during the past year. Every year, hundreds of housing and community leaders from across the region and around the state will be on hand to applaud winners in more than a dozen categories and be inspired by their achievements.

2017 Ruby Awards will held be on Thursday, June 1, 2017
at the Prado in Balboa Park

Registration and Reception — 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Awards Program and Dinner — 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Ruby Awards recognize excellence in affordable housing and community development, highlighting the accomplishments of people, agencies and developments that work to ensure all San Diegans, regardless of income, have a safe, stable place they can afford to call home.

Congratulations to the 2017 Ruby Award Nominees!


Congratulations to the 2017 Housing Champion
Catherine A. Rodman, Esq.

In past years, this award has been called the “Lifetime Achievement” award, but many in the organization felt that this implied that the honoree was in the twilight of their career, and we wanted to be clear that this award is intended to recognize someone who is active in affordable housing, has contributed many years to the cause here in the San Diego region, and who serves as an inspiration to their colleagues.

We are proud to announce that this year’s Housing Champion is Catherine Rodman, Director and Supervising Attorney for Affordable Housing Advocates. Catherine’s career, which she describes as “impact advocacy,” spans nearly 30 years in San Diego and includes being one of the founders of the San Diego Housing Federation. Her work reflects a relentless and unwavering commitment to affordable housing and tenants’ rights. At times pushing the envelope, Catherine’s vision for more inclusive communities and quality homes for all makes her a deserving recipient of this year’s Housing Champion award.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Ruby Awards, and ask you to join us there in honoring Catherine Rodman and all of our other nominees who have committed their efforts to the cause of housing all of our fellow citizens.


Event Sponsors
Sponsor Opportunities for the 2017 Ruby Awards are available.

Ruby (Title) Sponsor – Chase Bank

Emerald Sponsor – $15,000
Sapphire Sponsor – $10,000
Topaz Sponsor – $5,000
Amethyst Sponsor – $3,000
Turquoise Sponsor – $1,500
Pre-Reception Sponsor – $5,000
Table Centerpiece Sponsor – SOLD
Wine Sponsor – SOLD
Jade (Nonprofit) Sponsor – $500


Volunteer Opportunities
We are grateful to have had such excellent people helping to make the event a success in the past and are currently seeking volunteers for the 2017 event. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Sarah Mirabelli, Director of Events and Membership via email or at (619) 239-6693.

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For questions, please contact Sarah Mirabelli, Director of Events and Membership via email or at (619) 239-6693.


Interested in Previous Years

2016 Ruby Awards
2015 Ruby Awards