By Brian Lee, San Diego Region Bank President.
While the holiday season is often a time of coming together with family and friends over a holiday meal, one in eight Americans are food insecure and do not know where their next meal will come from. Customers, community partners, friends and team members across San Diego turned out in force last holiday season to join the fight against hunger by contributing to Wells Fargo’s first-ever national food collection drive, providing non-perishable food items to local food banks and pantries to help the San Diego community have access to quality meals.
USD Welcomes the New Vice President for University Advancement.
Rick Virgin was named the University of San Diego’s Vice President of University Advancement in August, during a key juncture in USD’s history. The university was completing its $317 million Leading Change Campaign and looking forward to its 75th anniversary through the lens of a new strategic initiative known as Envisioning 2024. Virgin previously held leadership positions at Creighton University, George Mason University and The George Washington University. Virgin is excited to work at a Catholic institution with values that align so closely with his own - including a commitment to education, service, community, faith and family.
Discovery beyond boundaries.
Jonas Salk used basic science to rid the world of polio and alter the course of the 20th century. His vision was bold and his research daring, and it changed the lives of untold millions. Now, the Salk Institute has launched a similarly bold approach to take aim at five of the deadliest cancers. The Conquering Cancer Initiative is a roadmap to the future of cancer care and will empower Salk’s world-renowned research team to transform cancer therapy.
Empowering Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Founded in 1985, Options For All serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, helping empower them to become fully participating members of their communities. The organization serves as many as 1,300 individuals who face the challenges of autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hearing and vision impairments, learning and intellectual disabilities, and severe behavioral disorders. Options For All offers a wide range of programs and services throughout the state of California, including San Diego, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Riverside counties.
Since 1961, Mission Federal Credit Union has been dedicated to strengthening, enriching and improving our communities. Their belief in giving back lives on through their partnerships with schools and over 200 nonprofit organizations directly committed to a healthier, stronger, vibrant and resilient San Diego County.
On the evening of December 2nd, Jews around the world will begin the celebration of Chanukah. This eight-day holiday commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek Emperor Antiochus, who forced Jews to worship idols rather than one G-d. Following this defeat came the rededication of Jerusalem’s Temple. Chanukah, in fact, means rededication.
Make a Difference to Organizations.
Questions to Consider
How can I use my IRA to honor my lifetime of giving?
Allocate all, or part, of your IRA to your favorite organizations with a personalized Legacy plan through the Jewish Community Foundation. This may avoid taxes. Ask them for their 5 Steps to Creating a Legacy booklet to help you with this process.