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Held Tuesday, September 24, 2019

at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa on Mission Bay

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the fourth annual Word by Word Gala benefiting the public radio show A Way with Words!

The Friends of A Way with Words — the radio show’s volunteer support committee — hosted an entertaining program, dinner, and cocktails.

The program celebrated language and recognized three San Diego leaders: Mark Cafferty, Nancy Sasaki, and Dr. Mary Walshok, whose careers and accomplishments closely align with A Way with Words’ mission of raising the level of public discourse.

Of course, A Way with Words hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett were there to share language tidbits. And, we had a special guest — quiz guy John Chaneski, our emcee for the evening.


Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa on Mission Bay

1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

Program of Events:

5:30 p.m. Sponsor Reception

6:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner, Program, and Awards


2019 Word by Word Gala Sponsors

Hosted by Friends of A Way with Words

  • Betty Willis, co-chair
  • Constance Carroll, Ph.D., co-chair
  • Jack Beresford
  • Ignacio De La Torre
  • Judy Friedel
  • Joan Houston Hall, Ph.D.
  • Jeanne L. Herberger, Ph.D.
  • Kenneth Lounsbery, J.D.
  • Margaret Lamb
  • Cindy Miles, Ph.D.
  • Betty Peabody
  • Liz Anne Potamianos
  • Rana Sampson, J.D.
  • Bonnie Scott, Ph.D.
Scenes from the 2019 Word by Word gala: