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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Women made it happen. San Ysidro Health was founded by seven women to ensure healthcare for their community nearly 50 years ago. Today women are still making it happen. Luz Elena Gomez and her daughters, Kimberly and Yocelyn Gomez were this year’s Legacy Chairs and Catherine M. Arambula led the Philanthropy Leadership Council to raise funds at Monte Carlo: A Night to Remember - a gala effort to support excellent health services to all.
Now selling, The Park, Bankers Hill’s precision design extends to every inch of the building and considers the refinement and exclusivity luxury buyers in San Diego are hungry for.
“Every detail of the building has been revisited time and again,” Zephyr COO Chris Beucler shares with Giving Back Magazine. “What may be overlooked by most, has been relentlessly considered by our team– that’s what it takes to have the best building in this city.”
The University of San Diego won the national 2018 Operation Hat Trick Service Award, recognizing USD’s support of wounded U.S. combat service members and veterans through its sale of USD hats co-branded with Operation Hat Trick (OHT). In recognition for the award, OHT donated $10,000 to the Travis Manion Foundation on behalf of USD.
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.