Saving children from a life of poverty through education.

Poverty impairs the emotional, intellectual, and physical development of children, and ends up costing our nation billions in lost productivity and increased health care.


Advancing the field of medicine.

Dr. Sabrina Guillen Fabi is a bi-cultural, bi-national board-certified dermatologist in San Diego. She was born and raised in Chicago by her Ecuadorian parents who instilled their heritage and language to both her and her brother. During her childhood, she spent her summers with her family in Ecuador and Mexico learning about her family and culture.

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A San Diego based designer has expanded internationally to bring her creative designs overseas thru the power of originality.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Carla developed a keen affection for the arts, which ultimately lead her to her career in design in San Diego. Inspired by her early exposure to raw components and her travels overseas, Carla Pascal Modiano's designs are instantly recognizable as a mix of rural raw with high?end glitz. The pieces are handmade and boast sophisticated and beautiful pearls with an array of basic materials such as jute and leather.


Led and governed by volunteers committed to quality healthcare, the mission of Tri-City Hospital Foundation is to inspire and nurture health and wellness in the community by promoting community and philanthropic support of Tri-City Medical Center.

Since its creation in 1964, Tri-City Hospital Foundation has served as an integral link between the community and the hospital. They have raised more than $43 million in support of Tri-City Medical Center initiatives, from blankets that keep patients warm to the latest robotic surgery systems and everything in between. They have done this with the help of generous donors who help change lives with their gifts and tireless volunteers who give their time.

gtk swaCultivating Women's Leadership for a Stronger California

A publicly supported organization, the Women's Foundation of California has been identifying and investing in courageous, innovative women leaders and grassroots organizations for the past 33 years. The goal? A California in which all people and communities, in every region of the state, are economically secure. How do they do it? By partnering with donors, awarding grants to women's organizations, training grassroots women leaders in public policy, and facilitating collaboration between all members of the Foundation's network.

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gtk red crossRed Cross of Tijuana is a Private Institution, focused on volunteering and for profit sustained by 70% donations and 30% from hospital fees. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, they service at no cost 98% of ambulance services through the emergencies when dialing 066 and they help 60% of all trauma accidents in Tijuana.

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San Diego is a diverse, cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city known for its biotech industry, pristine beaches and an admirable philanthropic society. However, among the many opportunities for work, and charity, what is it that our community leaders have in common? Words like dedication, leadership, fortitude and service often come to mind. These qualities are driving highly respected community leaders Frank Urtasun, regional vice president of external relations for SDG&E and Mark Guglielmo, vice president of ballpark operations for the San Diego Padres.

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