ShakhovAndrey A. Shakhov, M.D., is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon by the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the Russian Board of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. He is an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery, the IberoLatinoAmerican Federation of Plastic Surgery, the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society and other professional associations and societies.

charity-ballThe Charity Ball is San Diego's oldest and most prestigious social and philanthropic event, dating back to 1909. The black tie gala is an important tradition in the lives of multiple generations of San Diego families and has raised millions of dollars over the years to help deliver quality health care to San Diego's children. The first Charity Ball featured a midnight supper then dancing and card playing lasting well into the early morning. In 1914 it moved to the Hotel Del Coronado.

UnicaTogether for Charity began from a basic necessity; changing the lives and future of orphaned children south of the border. The organization is comprised of seven members, all Tijuana natives, now married, working and raising their children in San Diego.

village-walkEach night through Christmas Eve, Village Walk at Eastlake is transformed into a giant snow globe with snow falling twice nightly with choreographed music and lights creating a unique holiday experience with caroling, activities and shopping.

girl-scoutsWith 3.2 million members and 50 million alumnae, Girl Scouts has shaped the lives of 80% of America's female senior executives and business owners, two-thirds of women in Congress and virtually every female astronaut.

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The story of the Friends of Scott Foundation starts with a teenager named Scott. After Scott died of leukemia in 2001, his friends longed to keep his legacy of friendship alive. Sitting around his mother's living room, Scott's friends reminisced about how much Scott looked forward to their visits to the hospital, and decided they would help other children battling cancer in Scott's honor. Within months, The Friends of Scott Foundation (FSF) was born.

gtk_parkerSince 1912, Francis Parker School has educated many San Diegans and will continue to do so well into the next century through support from its community. Among the members of the "Parker family" are Parker grandparents, a group especially committed to creating and sustaining an educational legacy. Through generous gifts of time, treasure and talent, they support the School's mission of providing a superior college preparatory education in a diverse, family-oriented environment that meets the academic, social, creative, emotional and physical needs of the individual student.

gtk_luzDedicated to the improvement of the community are the committee members of Fundacion Luz among them, the representatives Gabriela Ortiz, Ita Hirales de Vaca, Margarita Camarena and Yolian Torres whose goal it is to raise funds for the project Cuidad de Luz. Cuidad de Luz is a home for orphan adolescents who at a young age were kicked out of their homes without knowing the tools to survive.

gtk_franchescaFranchesca Gonzales Otáñez is ambitious, talented and passionate and has used her attributes to launch her successful San Diego Dance Academy. Born 31 years ago in San Diego, her mother instilled in her from a young age to study ballet, tap, and jazz motivating her later obtain a BA in Dance Education at San Diego State University.

gtk_kincaidDr. Stuart Kincaid is one of the most recognized and a respected physician, but it is not widely known how he evolved to be the preeminent plastic surgeon of San Diego.

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