After wanting to learn ballroom dancing for many years, Linda decided to take lessons. After looking at various studios, she chose Extraordinary Ballroom, because of Terry’s one fee dance plan and because he donates 100 percent of his fee to charity.
When Terry asked what charity Linda supported, she told him Rady Children’s Hospital. Then, she told him Mykenzi’s story.
The San Diego American Marketing Association (AMA) is partnering with Conscious Capitalism San Diego and the San Diego Nonprofit Association to present the 19th Annual Cause Conference to be held at UC San Diego Price Center September 8th. This year’s theme “Maximizing Your Impact Through the Power of Purpose” will bring together purpose-driven professionals to rethink leadership and make meaningful impact in their lives and businesses.
For nearly 30 years, Blaise Barrelet has been making a name for himself as a leading tech innovator. Mr. Barrelet began his career in the Silicon Valley as a hardware and software engineer which fueled his growing affinity for data driven business. At just 20 years old, Mr. Barrelet founded WebSideStory Inc., one of the first internet companies in San Diego. He is the now the CEO of CureMatch Inc. and founding managing partner of Analytics Ventures which creates companies based on the talents of local scientists in an effort to build business locally.
For 135 years, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace has been educating young women in the spirit of excellence, with a commitment to innovation which so aptly characterizes the school’s founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Graduates from OLP are leaders in our world, our nation and our communities.
In 1955 Craig Noel and Irma Macpherson founded the Globe Guilders, an auxiliary of The Old Globe, a volunteer-based group of individuals who donate their talents and strengths to enhance the diverse programs at the Globe. Annually they help raise funds and awareness for The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs. On August 30, they will host the 27th annual Fashion Show, Celebrating Couture 2017: The Art of Fashion, an exclusively curated show featuring the Fall collections, including both couture and prêt-à-porter, of a special group of designers. Proceeds from the event will continue to expand the impact the Globe makes in the community and help make theatre matter to more people. The Globe Guilders have a 62-year tradition of supporting The Old Globe, San Diego’s largest arts institution.
Raising children who are globally aware and engaged is more important than ever, and Carlsbad’s Pacific Ridge School is leading the way in global education.
In May and June, 500 students at the private school traveled to locations around the world for cultural immersion, study and service. The annual travel program is a highlight for students and caps off academic study or service work conducted throughout the year.
Cassandra Junkin’s parents knew something was wrong when their usually cheerful four-year-old was too listless to play. Doctor’s tests revealed the unthinkable: Cassandra had leukemia and needed treatment right away. That was 10 years ago, in 2007. Leticia and Don Junkin kept close to their daughter by staying at San Diego’s original Ronald McDonald House.
The Salk Institute will celebrate 22 years of Symphony at Salk, its signature concert under the stars, with Grammy-winning songwriter, composer and producer David Foster on Saturday, August 26. The gala evening concert will showcase Foster, a 16-time Grammy award winner, performing with his talented cast of musical friends. Over the years, Foster has helped discover and launch the careers of Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé, to name a few.
Representing an opportunity to own in one of the city’s most desirable locations, Savina’s Private Sale and opening weekend were met with overwhelming success. Now available for purchase, prospective homeowners are encouraged to visit the recently opened Sales Gallery soon to tour a fully furnished model home, preview available floor plans and learn more about this eagerly awaited new community.
In 1989, doctors predicted a dim future for Sam and Vivian Hardage’s son, who was born with ocular albinism type 1 (OA1), a rare, but debilitating, genetic eye disease. Ophthalmologists told them that there was “no treatment,” “no cure” and “no hope.” Very little was known about the disorder because few scientists were researching hereditary vision disorders. So, in 1991 the San Diego couple established the non-profit organization Vision of Children Foundation to encourage research and help cure hereditary childhood blindness and vision disorders. Based in San Diego, VOC has been a driving force in funding groundbreaking research in its quest to find a cure for genetically caused vision disorders for children around the world.