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.

Symphony At Salk

Bringing Science to Students.

The Salk Institute embodies Jonas Salk’s mission to seek new discoveries in the biological sciences. Even as they work to combat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, aging, diabetes and more, Salk researchers endeavor to make their discoveries accessible to the next generation by bringing groundbreaking science to the San Diego community through Salk’s Education Outreach program. For nearly 50 years, Salk’s world-class faculty and staff have imparted their passion and knowledge onto future scientists.

Sara Bendrick

From Forewoman to Landscape Maven.

With a creative mind and can-do attitude, Sara Bendrick was always destined for success. The business owner or Sarita Landscape Design and T.V. host with hit shows including “I Hate My Yard”, “Build it like Bendrick”, and “Lawn & Order”, on DIY Network, has paired her passions of art and horticulture to build a flourishing career. In addition to her interest in art and the outdoors, she has been inspired by her favorite landscape architect, Steve Martino. When working on a project, she gathers inspiration by visiting the site and reimagining how to make changes that could most benefit those using the space for incredible, personalized results.


Centro Médico Simnsa.

Sistemas Médicos Nacionales, o SIMNSA, tiene contemplado invertir $130 millones de dólares en su actual torre médica de ocho pisos, convirtiendo la manzana entera en un hospital de atención completa que contará con 120 camas, 2.000 espacios de estacionamiento para automóviles, sala de emergencias y unidad de cuidados intensivos, todo dentro de una superficie de 60.000 metros cuadrados.

United Way

Women United.

Since 2008, United Way of San Diego County’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) has mobilized its membership to improve lives in San Diego. In June, this diverse group of powerful women - representing 51 companies and 14 industries - will celebrate a decade of accomplishments, including $2M invested in support of local women and children.

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