Life Perspectives is an organization that helps individuals and families overcome the difficult times they face due to a miscarriage or abortion. They provide life-changings resources, tools and training to assist those affected by these reproductive issues and their family members to help them cope with their grief. Recently, they hosted an evening of inspiration at the Prado in Balboa Park where they welcomed special guest Bishop Dolan.
Recognizing those who give back to the community is important to not only acknowledge their contributions, but to inspire others. The Malin Burnham Awards organized by Reality Changers does just that by honoring those within the San Diego community who have created positive change by helping others. Voted by the community, awards included categories such as most-admired business, public figure, and education-provider, among many more.
Raising over $340,000 for Voices for Children’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, the 7th annual Wine Women & Shoes was a momentous success. Above and beyond the philanthropic feat, the afternoon was fun-filled including a fashion show and marketplace along with exciting prizes such as a “Key to the Closet” and select bottles of wine.
Hosted by the San Diego American Indian Health Center, the 30th Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow was a cultural spectacular that celebrated the heritage and traditions of American Indians. Participants from many American Indian Tribes, bands and communities took part in the two-day event held in Balboa Park. Attendees enjoyed entertainment including traditional Bird Singers, Native American dancers, vendors and traditional foods.
Giving and grooving was the word at the Disco Ball 2018 Gala. The fundraising event benefitted the Children’s Nature Retreat Foundation which is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families. The focus at their animal sanctuary in Alpine is rooted in nurturing a deep connection with the natural world; while in Burkina Faso, West Africa, they provide support to families and access to education from pre-school age through high school.
Guests embarked on a tropical adventure to support people with disabilities at The Jewels of San Diego 2018 Gala. Themed Havana Nights at the Tropicana, all proceeds from this black-tie affair benefit children and adults receiving essential life services at The Arc of San Diego. Chaired by Phyllis and John Parrish, the event honored San Diegans for their philanthropic contributions to our community.
Rafael Fernández de Castro, director of Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UCSD, alongside Manager of Community Affairs & Grassroots for Southwest Airlines, Lidia S. Martinez, hosted a grand opening for the exhibition of works by Latino artists on loan from the Gilberto Cardenas Collection of Latino Art, the largest private collection of Latino art in the world.
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation hosted members of the Lhaq’temish or Lummi Nation, the original people of Washington State and British Columbia’s coast, as they seek to bring back Tokitae, the killer whale taken from their ancestral waters in the Salish Sea. A 16-foot totem pole carved with the killer whale and seals accompanied them as they crossed the country to Florida to bring attention to their cause.
The Salk Institute recently hosted a signing ceremony for a $1.5 million research grant from NANOS, a company based in the Republic of Korea. The funds will establish a dedicated laboratory for Alzheimer’s research at Salk. Almost 50 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s, an aging-related neurodegenerative disorder that results in severe memory loss and cognitive decline. Members of the company as well as Salk’s top leadership were part of this momentous occasion.
Giving Back Magazine is proud to be a Sponsor and Partner for the 6th year in a row of Día de Alegría Luncheon to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego. Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Monica Fimbres, and Elisa Jaime, Día de Alegría was a sold-out success. Latinas and Friends from our bi-national region enjoyed a special luncheon at the Westgate Hotel all while helping raise funds to further the House's mission to ensure families in need have a "home away from home" during their child's medical crisis.