Pacific Ridge

An independent, private school in San Diego for grades 7-12.

Pacific Ridge School is known for its mission, which includes a focus on academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement.


Volunteers of America Southwest.

The look on someone’s face when their life has been changed for the better is incredible. You know it when you see it, and we get to see that look every day.


Westfield UTC.

Westfield UTC, San Diego’s iconic, open-air shopping and entertainment destination, begins its holiday season on December 3rd with Winter Nights. Winter Nights is a festive evening of live musical performances, snow cascading from the rooftops, family photo fun with live Toy Soldiers on stilts, the opportunity to meet Santa, delicious bites and sips, and much more. Guests can come early to enjoy a holiday classic matinee at ArcLight Cinemas, or open skate at UTC Ice. Winter Nights is family-friendly and free - taking place every Saturday in December up through Christmas Eve from 5 to 8 pm in Palm Plaza near the central fountain.


By Angelica Gavaldon.

Alexandra Borbolla is an equestrian athlete, a great photographer, Counselor, and if it wasn't enough, she is also an amazing mother and wife. Borbolla shares with us how to stay physically, mentally healthy, and how to achieve balance without feeling guilty. As a mother, I think we can all learn from her and apply some of her wisdom and knowledge to our own lives.


Southwest Airlines.

We never forget the humble beginnings at Southwest Airlines when we served only three cities and sold a plane just to cover costs. Southwest understands it sometimes takes a while to get off the ground, so we support the Warrior Spirit of local entrepreneurs the best way we can – by maintaining low-fares and expanding our route map to the places Customers, and their businesses, need and want to fly. Locally, we are proud to support the South County Economic Development Council for their efforts in enhancing South County's bi-national economy, image and quality of life; and to heighten public awareness of Southern California's most desirable location to live, work and dream. Some may tell you the sky’s the limit, but we believe that for the entrepreneurs, small business owners and artisans, it’s just the beginning!


Play. Win. Together. A prized combination for a community celebration.

Sycuan Casino celebrates its 33rd Anniversary this month, and since its opening of its doors to the community in 1983, it has always had a philanthropic heart for the region. What started as a 20,000 square-foot gaming facility called “Sycuan Bingo Palace,” founded by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, is now San Diego’s longest-running operational casino. For this year’s birthday, Sycuan’s guests are seeing 3s all over as it continues to celebrate 33 days of festivities, topping it off with a huge cake and more on Saturday November 19th, and the whole community is invited for a slice of the fun!

Charity Ball

108th Charity Ball.

Dear Friends,

It is my great pleasure to announce that the 108th Anniversary Charity Ball – For the Love of a Child – will be held on February 11, 2017, and will benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. For more than a century, the historic Hotel del Coronado has provided the spectacular setting for the Charity Ball, San Diego’s longest running philanthropic event. Please plan to join us for this extraordinary celebration as the Tradition and our legacy continues.

Make A Wish

Home Expressions Creates Dream Bathroom Makeover.

Like many girls her age, 9-year-old Theresa enjoys all things that sparkle including her favorite colors, pink and purple. Unlike most of her peers though, Theresa is dealing with a life-threatening genetic disorder that has left her wheelchair dependent. After her diagnosis, Theresa was referred to Make-A-Wish San Diego to receive her one true wish.

New Childrens Museum

The New Children’s Museum.

The New Children’s Museum recently launched Innovators LAB, its own unique take on the ever-popular makerspace movement, designed around all of the possibilities that the arts, combined with the sciences, provide.
Funded by generous and forward-thinking donors, the new space and workshops are part of the Museum’s strategic direction to expand programming and audiences, including reaching children ages 7 to 13.

Our Lady Of Peace

All of Which Woman is Capable.

As the oldest high school in San Diego, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) has been educating young women for 134 years. OLP is an all girls’ secondary school with an unparalleled leadership development program for young women. Founded in 1882 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, OLP fosters an environment where girls become “women of heart, women of faith and women of courage.”

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