By Angelica Gavaldon.

Southwest Airlines is proud to contribute to the communities we serve, and our love of People and Community is our most powerful fuel.

Our commitment to support education initiatives encompass various facets such as leadership and mentoring, and college access is at the forefront. We are proud to feature Dr. Adela de la Torre, a respected leader who is lifting her community, the students and faculty of San Diego State University. We applaud President de la Torre for her vision, her dedication and her commitment to quality higher education as she takes the role of the ninth President (AND first woman President!) of San Diego State University.

American Indian


Since 1979, the San Diego American Indian Health Center (SDAIHC) has strived to meet their mission of “excellence in healthcare with respect for custom and tradition.” SDAIHC is committed to delivering high quality, comprehensive, compassionate primary medical, dental and behavioral health care to the San Diego community. A youth center provides early intervention/prevention programs that are so needed in today’s environment. SDAIHC provides care for the mind, body and spirit, and the organization has earned trust and loyalty by serving American Indian/Alaskan Native and low-income community members with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity as a Patient Centered Medical Home and safety net for essential healthcare and social services. They are a key resource experiencing more than 25,000 visits each year at its downtown facility. Recently SDAIHC launched a capital campaign to double its capacity and empower the organization to offer services to a larger population of those in need.

Antiques Road Show


Part adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt, 15-time Emmy® Award-nominated Antiques Roadshow is in its 22nd broadcast season and is the most-watched ongoing PBS series. This installment of the show was held at the distinctive and historic Hotel del Coronado and filmed with the help of our KPBS station. Guests were invited to bring their treasures to be evaluated by expert appraisers who not only estimate the value of the items, but also share the history behind them. The new season films in iconic locations throughout the country and will air on KPBS in 2019.

Boys Ang Girls

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD).

For more than 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) has had a distinguished history as a youth non-profit organization in San Diego County. Established in Logan Heights in 1941, the Boys Club of San Diego was the first Boys Club built in San Diego County. Since then, the agency has grown to include 20 sites and is the second largest Boys & Girls Club agency in California, covering almost 45% of San Diego County. Their mission is to inspire and enable youth to achieve academic success, build good character and responsible citizenship, and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Cal Coast

Cal Coast Cares Foundation.

California Coast Credit Union’s story began in 1929 with a singular vision: to make a difference in the communities they serve. Cal Coast goes beyond providing financial solutions – helping to improve the lives of others is at the heart of everything they do.


North Park’s Historical Gem.

With a passion for people and history, San Diego native, Jim Cooley, has created the most unique collection of antiques and automobiles in San Diego, many of which have local connections. Having lived a full life with many interests, Mr. Cooley has amassed a truly one of a kind collection!


Father Joe’s Villages.

Father Joe’s Villages has been investing in job training programs benefiting people who are homeless for over 15 years. Their goal is to help people gain skills, qualify for good jobs and get a head start toward independence.
In 2002, Father Joe’s Villages introduced the Freddie Evarkiou Culinary Arts Program (CAP), designed to prepare individuals for work in the restaurant and hospitality industries through classes, mentorship and hands-on training.

Giddy Up

Giddy Up Chiropractic.

Dr. Bek Jarzombek, owner of Giddy Up Chiropractic, is an equestrian rider and Doctor of Chiropractic for horses, riders, dogs, cats, livestock and exotic animals. However, her primary specialty is with horses and riders. She has been riding and competitively showing horses since childhood giving her work an elite level of expertise in the equestrian and horse-racing industries.

Hotel Del

InDELible Moments.

For Melody Corvalán, working at The Del is a dream come true. “I am blessed to be the one who helps so many important organizations raise funds for their causes,” shared Corvalán, who orchestrates galas, events and fundraisers as the resort’s Associate Director of Catering.

Monte Carlo

Rancho del Arte.

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will again host the city’s most highly anticipated fundraiser of the year: The Monte Carlo gala. The 42nd annual gala, themed “An Art Affair,” will be held at the private Rancho Santa Fe home of devoted arts patrons and ARTnews Top 200 Art Collectors, Iris and Matthew Strauss.

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