By Papa Doug Manchester.

Recently, San Diego and our nation lost two of our most distinguished, generous, and gentle souls, Conrad Prebys and Pauline Foster. Conrad and Pauline’s wealth were far greater than dollars and cents. Their gift to all of us in San Diego was their generosity and kind spirit. They donated hundreds of millions of dollars to causes that touched their hearts, and they did so with humility and grace. Conrad and Pauline are excellent role models for the next generation of philanthropists in our community and nation.

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The New Children’s Museum.

The New Children’s Museum and event chairs, Celeste and Ted Hilling, invite San Diego to get creative with A Night in California. Known for its innovative and out-of-the ordinary events, the Museum is hosting its first large-scale benefit since 2013. The evening promises a grown-up version of the Museum’s art and experience-driven model on the evening of October 14th. Drawing inspiration from their current Eureka! exhibition, the event will showcase the Museum’s unique blend of creativity with food, drinks and music inspired by all that our great state has come to represent.

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Rady Children’s Hospital.

The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has been helping children for the past fifty years giving time, resources and energy where most needed by the most innocent of our community. The Auxiliary is dedicated to supporting Rady Children’s Hospital by advocating for the health and wellbeing of children through increasing the community's awareness and fundraising.


Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center has been providing health care to our bi-national community for more than 70 years and is at the heart of one of the fastest growing areas in the United States and Mexico, which means more and more people count on them for care each year. Sharp Chula Vista offers the most advanced cardiac care available in the region, an innovative and modern cancer center, premier women’s and infant’s services and a state-of-the-art emergency department. At Sharp Chula Vista they focus on putting the patients at the center of all they do and are committed to transforming the healthcare experience in the in bi-nationalmega region.

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By Monica Medina.

Tom Karlo admits to being old school, and frankly, he couldn’t be more proud. Having worked at the same organization for the last 44 years - in an industry that’s anything but - old school suits him.

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Strengthening Communities.

On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage month, Wells Fargo recognizes the many contributions of the Hispanic community across the country. Among one of the most celebrated attributes of the Hispanic community is its commitment to the entrepreneurial spirit. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 3.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the country. Small Businesses make up the backbone of local economies and help build stronger and healthier communities.

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Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The Del Mar International Horse Show runs from October 12th through the 30th and takes place at our own Del Mar Fairgrounds. Known for its unbelievable atmosphere and exciting competition, the Del Mar International Horse Show is part of the prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, hosting one of only seven World Cup™ Qualifiers on the West Coast of North America.


Supporting Homeless Youth Programs.

Doors of Change, a nonprofit committed to solving youth homelessness through self-sufficiency, safe housing, life skills, education, training and support services recently hosted its annual 2016 Diamond and Pearls Presidential Gala Dinner & Auction in rancho Santa Fe. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the organization establishes relationships with homeless youth and helps better their lives and get them off the streets. Since its inception, Doors of Change has helped place more than 1,800 homeless youth in long-term safe housing, and served more than 2,800 through its Taking Music & Art to the Streets program.


"Hablando Sola."

Daniela Rivera is a beautiful fulltime mom and a writer from Mexico City; she is the author of the books, "Hablando Sola" (Speaking Alone). Rivera shares with us the importance of balancing our lives and how our inner peace and the nutrition of our soul can lead us into a happier healthy lifestyle.


Southwest Airlines.

Over the past 20 years the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation (MSF) has promoted mariachi education in San Diego and provided college scholarships to students when they graduate from programs they support. It is hard to believe, but prior to 1996 there were no school-based mariachi programs anywhere in San Diego, but today - thanks in part to their efforts and working closely with school districts - there are almost 20 schools and more than 1,000 students participating in mariachi classes in San Diego County.

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