Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club and Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation


The Torrey Pines Kiwanis (TPK) Club is the organization behind the prestigious La Jolla Festival of the Arts™.   The Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club (TPK) was founded in 1982 as a spinoff of the La Jolla Kiwanis Club to serve the East La Jolla area and the Golden Triangle area. TPK is part of Kiwanis Division 21.  In 1987 TPK member Dallas Clites, a professional photographer, suggested producing an art festival as a means to raising funds to support programs for San Diegans with disabilities for children as well as adults.  So began the La Jolla Festival of the Arts™, which is held annually in June at UCSD Warren Field. Our club is open to all, and you might find our irreverence and passion something you could embrace.  We’d love to meet you! Come visit!   Proceeds from the Festival are managed and distributed through the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation, 501(c) (3) Tax ID 33-0329642.

When We Meet!

Every Wednesday morning

Except holidays

7:15 AM Networking

7:25 AM Pledge, Prayer, Business and Speaker

8:30 AM Adjourn


Where We Meet!

Torrey Pines Christian Church

8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive.

Directions: Take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive. Go East to La Jolla Scenic Drive and make a left.  Go to Via Posada and make a right.


Why We Meet!

Do you have a passion to support the ARTS and San Diegans with disabilities?  Do you desire to give back to your community?

You can fulfill your passion in two ways:

  • Join us and help support the community service initiatives of the Torre Pines Kiwanis.
  • Become a sponsor/donor and support the arts and culture of San Diego through the La Jolla Festival of the Arts.

Terrific speakers, fellowship and fun!


Club Officers:

Suzanne Sheridan, Interim President and Treasurer

Will Rogers, VP

Larry Burdt, Treasurer

Ross Ehrhardt, VP Programs

Dan Henry, Secretary

TPK Foundation Board:

Peter Ballantyne, President

Steve Henderson, VP

Don Ludwig, Treasurer

Dan Henry, Secretary

Cloti Simpelo, Member

Bob Metz, Member

501 (C) 3 Tax Id. 33-0329642:

La Jolla Festival of the Arts (LJFA)

Ted Peña, Executive Director


TPK and LJFA address

8677 Via La Jolla Drive, Suite 1144

La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (760) 753-1670

Fax: (760) 753-1125