Many people knew my father, Sergio Gavaldon, as a successful businessman from Tijuana. Many say Tijuana would have not been the same without him because he had an amazing, giving spirit. I don’t have enough room to write how much he gave to the community as well as to every person that came in contact with him. At the same time, his humbleness was one of his great qualities and never let anyone know about his generosity. He gave in silence. He felt that no one needed to know the many things he did. One of those was him helping install tennis courts at Unidad Deportiva in Tijuana so that every person who did not have the means to play, could have an opportunity to learn about the game.
Anti-oxidants fight inflammation which can cause heart disease and cancer. It is important to not only eat healthy, but to eat as many foods as possible that contain antioxidants. By adding these foods to your regular diet, you can reduce your risk of many diseases.
At Southwest Airlines we have always been devoted to giving back to the communities where we live and where we work. We honor and value our long-standing community partnerships such as with Project Concern International (PCI) who, for over five decades, has been working with communities to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship around the globe. Southwest Airlines is proud to support their mission to empower the world’s most vulnerable communities and improve the lives of millions around the world. We value helping others and building meaningful relationships through community engagement. Making a positive difference in the communities we serve is one of our priorities. I invite you to get to know PCI and support their important mission. You, too, can make a difference by engaging with PCI!
Sherry Berman Ahern, alongside her husband Kevin and two kids Brianna and Brendan, have been La Jolla residents and icons for the last 26 years. She has been involved in nonprofits volunteering all her adult life and is passionate to make a difference with grass root events and starting things from the ground up.
Maria enrolled her sons in Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) in third grade to secure a more prosperous future. She only had a fifth-grade education, but she had heard that this college prep, afterschool program for underserved children had a 100% success rate of sending its students to college.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) invites you to Change Lives and invest in the future of San Diego’s youth with their signature fundraising event, An Evening of Changing Lives (ECL). Each year nearly 800 Club supporters and community members gather for an amazing night that raises critical funds to support the Club’s programs and mission to provide San Diego children with a positive, fun and safe environment.
Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo, Max Mara and Versace are among the leading luxury retailers and designers to be showcased on September 20 when The Country Friends presents the 2018 Art of Fashion in partnership with South Coast Plaza. The runway show also will include the latest looks from the fall/winter collections of Bally, Escada, M Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, The Webster and Weekend Max Mara.
Feel the ocean breeze as you enjoy delectable food, an open bar and dancing under the stars to live music at the first annual Del Mar Dance for Diabetes on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Del Mar Plaza. The event is hosted by the Diabetes Research Connection (DRC) and will feature music and dancing from Encore Event Entertainment, including a fun silent dance party to close the night.
Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) is best known for their premier residential services for individuals diagnosed with a developmental or intellectual disability. Managing 31 community based residential homes, they care for over 150 residents around the clock. Residents range in ages from 12 to 84, live in comfortable neighborhood-based homes, and receive 24-hour care based on individual levels of need. HGH has been committed to providing quality community support and critical housing for children, men and women for over 51 years. Initiated by a group of ambitious East County leaders, HGH has evolved from a single 14-acre campus, to a provider of a full spectrum of services to more than 3,200 infants, adolescents and adults throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. To be eligible for services, individuals must have a primary diagnosis of a developmental and/or intellectual disability such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy or epilepsy.
Gordon Kovtun found his calling early in life. While on walks with his mother in downtown San Diego in his youth, Gordon was awestruck by people in hard hats acting as maestros among towering cranes, orchestrating the vitalization of the city’s core. As new tourists and residents transformed the small beach town into one of America’s largest cities in the 60s and 70s, the wizardry behind construction captivated his mind.