Perfil Mary Drake

Zest for Life.

Mary Drake is a dynamic and vivacious woman that has what she calls a “zest for life.” Arriving in the U.S. from Cuba in 1959, she shares with us the love and passion that she has to live the best life possible. She is also an inspiring example that being grateful and making a difference for others, brings happiness to your own life. We would all be so lucky to be as healthy and energetic as her, maybe if we follow in her footsteps and regimen, we might gain some of her passion for life.


By Angelica Gavaldon.

Kids are out of school and it is always a challenge for most moms to keep their kids busy. I struggle because my son Noah is not into team sports and is not thrilled about the idea of being dropped off for hours at a summer camp. I would also rather have him with me as much as possible to spend more quality time together. My step-kids also spend a large part of the summer with us. Having three active boys, I make sure they get plenty of exercise without them noticing!


Southwest Airlines.

At Southwest Airlines, we believe community is more than a place - it’s at the heart of what brings us together. Fostering an environment that encourages diversity of ideas, knowledge and actions is paramount to our operational excellence. We work tirelessly to build strong, mutually beneficial, strategic relationships. By fostering these true partnerships, Southwest proves its commitment to People in diverse groups. Such is the case with Dr. Rafael Fernández de Castro, the director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego and his pivotal role in leadership and influence in policy. As a professor and former foreign policy adviser to Mexican President Felipe Calderón, he is an expert on bilateral relations between Mexico and the U.S. We applaud his efforts to understand and help build a better relationship between Mexico, Latin America and the United States.

Miracle Babies

Minuit á Versailles.

The exclusive Rancho Valencia resort and spa will be transformed into vignettes from the Palace of Versailles, to welcome Miracle Babies’ supporters to “Minuit á Versailles". The ninth annual Miracle Babies gala will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 pm. This highly anticipated gala will bring together over 350 prominent business, social and philanthropic leaders to raise much needed financial support for families with critically ill newborns throughout San Diego County.


Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI).

Graduation season is quickly approaching. It’s time to stock up on the festive balloons, greeting cards, and flowers! Soon, Yaxche Morales will be walking across a stage to celebrate an important milestone. Although she is moving from elementary to middle school, as a first-generation, college-bound student, Yaxche will be one step closer to breaking the cycle of poverty in her family.

Give Clean Water

Making A Difference.

From cleaning the dishes, to taking a shower, or just having a cool glass with lunch, water is something that is part of our everyday lives. For many, the process of receiving clean water is as simple as turning on the faucet. It is not anything that we think twice about. But for families in Fiji, there is a daily battle with if, and where, they will access clean water for their daily needs.

Neil And June Ash

Neil Ash and his wife June Barrymore Ash.

Neil Ash and his wife June Barrymore Ash share a special connection with military service members and their families. It was their generous gifts that led to the USO Neil Ash Airport Center at San Diego International Airport – the largest USO airport center in the world. Millions of passengers navigate San Diego’s Airport every year and hear over the public-address system: “The USO Neil Ash Airport Center is located in Terminal 2.” Few understand the immense impact the Center makes annually.

New Childrens Museum


The New Children's Museum downtown is expanding its community outreach and engagement to include three efforts designed to impact local communities and stimulate, cultivate and nurture creativity.

Cj Charles

The Journey Continues.

CJ Charles Jewelers first established its roots in La Jolla in 1986 as the premier luxury watch, fine jewelry and diamond destination. Vahid Moradi, president and CEO of CJ Charles, recently opened a third door on Prospect St specializing in vintage watches and estate fine jewelry. Today CJ Charles Jewelers is excited to announce its expansion to Westfield UTC, with the grand opening in June 2018.

Pacific Gate

For the Life You Deserve.

The first residents of Pacific Gate by Bosa, the most coveted Super Prime address in downtown San Diego, are moving in and are enjoying an elevated lifestyle not offered anywhere else downtown.

Pacific Gate is the result of an internationally renowned dream team. The expertise and vision of Bosa Development, ingeniousness of New York-based architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), renowned for their interior design work in the ultra-luxury hospitality industry, and Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, whose work is installed around the world, together have created a beautiful landmark that is the future of downtown.

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