The life of Hudson Billings Drake has gone above and beyond- above the atmosphere and beyond the speed of sound, to the edge of our planet and to other worlds. Throughout his career he has worked on various projects that have contributed to the incredible innovations we have seen in avionics, the computer systems used in aircrafts, artificial satellites and spacecraft that have landed on the moon.
For the last 50 years, the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) of San Diego has been a major philanthropic resource helping to match the philanthropic passions of donors with a wide range of grantee recipients in their community and around the world.
Mery Lopez-Gallo has shown an unwavering dedication to the local Hispanic community by highlighting important issues, promoting their well-being and providing a platform for their voices to be heard. As the Community Affairs Empowerment Director at radio stations KLNV Que Buena 106.5, and KLQV 102.9 Mas Variedad, she is proud to utilize her status as an influencer and dual-citizen to accomplish this goal. Her program “De Viva Voz” perfectly exemplifies her passion as she discusses current issues that affect the population on both sides of the border with notable Hispanic leaders. Mery also frequently represents the stations at community invents including the upcoming Guelaguetza at UC San Marcos on October 15th and Día de Los Muertos at La Vista Memorial Park on October 21st.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) was created in 1966 by the Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart. It was originally designed for preschool children with developmental disabilities and began with one classroom and eight children. In 1975, the Lanterman Act mandated that the public school system assume responsibility for training children with special needs. Shortly thereafter, SMSC transitioned its services to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities. While children with disabilities have access to care and services through the school system, adults are often a forgotten group.
By Juan Lopez.
Wells Fargo has a rich heritage of serving Latino communities, and is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. In fact, when Wells Fargo opened in gold rush California in 1852, the company recognized the need to offer banking and express services in multiple languages. This commitment was practiced throughout the rest of the century, and continues today. Even then, they produced marketing materials and advertisements in Spanish. Ethics aside, it has always been the right business decision.
Southwest Airlines has a big heart on all its planes because without a heart, it’s just a machine! As a corporate partner and sponsor of PCI for more than 15 years, Southwest Airlines has helped touch the hearts and lives of millions around the world for the better. Back in 2014, Southwest launched LUV Seat, a program that donates leather plane seats to be “upcycled” to create new leather products in Africa. Program participants develop new job skills and earn an income through producing leather bags, balls and shoes. Southwest is happy to support PCI’s mission to empower the world’s most vulnerable communities, and I invite you to learn more about the great work they are doing not only locally but around the world.
The 14th Annual Flavors of San Diego Culinary Event is set for Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. This culinary event spotlights more than twenty of San Diego’s premier chefs, who each create a one-of-a-kind gourmet experience for each guest. Under the leadership of Chef Jeffrey Strauss with Pamplemousse Grille, this year’s Chef Chair and 2016 Chef of the Decade. This culinary experience goes beyond the traditional gala providing guests with the unique experience of having a top local chef prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The evening showcases the signature dishes of culinary experts and takes you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner “foodie” and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation. Join in a night that you will not soon forget, all while helping to improve the lives of the 30 million people in the United States living with liver disease.
If you are a real estate agent, “it certainly helps to have lived for over forty years in the area where you work,” says Kerry Appleby Payne. Along with her brother Scott Appleby, Kerry and Scott are partners in the family business, Appleby Family Real Estate affiliated with Willis Allen Real Estate. Both have owned homes in La Jolla, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe since their parents moved to La Jolla from Washington State in 1972. With such a long-term personal knowledge of the area and its residents, it is no surprise that their sales are equally distributed between La Jolla, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, including Fairbanks Ranch.
For over 60 years, The Country Friends has supported charities by providing funding to help them achieve their missions to help those in need. The non-profit organization specifically works with groups providing human care services primarily for women, children, the elderly and individuals with disabilities. The Country Friends has been able to make these charitable donations through membership fees, sponsorships, the proceeds from their boutique and their unique fundraising events.