Mission Fed

Mission Federal Credit Union.

Since 1961, Mission Federal Credit Union has been dedicated to strengthening, enriching and improving the communities in which we live, work and play. They partner with schools and over 200 nonprofit organizations directly committed to a healthier, stronger, vibrant and resilient San Diego County.



A true San Diego success story, Petrini’s has evolved over its nearly 60 years in business, but has remained a staple of Little Italy and a favorite among locals. What started out as two brothers selling home-made Italian food on the street corner has flourished into a family establishment with five locations serving outstanding, hearty food.


Culture. Club. Community.

The San Diego Sockers organization has a renewed commitment entering the 2017-18 Major Arena Soccer League season to be the best professional sports team that they can be for their supporters, partners and community.


Through Food and Philanthropy.

Marilyn Biggica is not only a chef and associate professor of food and nutrition at San Diego Continuing Education, she is also a supporter of the Above and Beyond Campaign, which supports the building of a next-generation hospital at Sharp Chula Vista. The new hospital, opening in 2019, is the South Bay’s first new hospital in more than 40 years and the single biggest health care project in our binational region.


After Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro This USD Torero Never Felt Closer to God.

Facing a video recorder at 3 A.M. in his hotel room in Tanzania, Chava Mercado-Cano ’06 (BA) documented the early morning hours before beginning his journey to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Health Tips

By Angelica Gavaldon.

I don't know about you, but as soon as the weather starts cooling down, I see the beautiful fall leaves, and smell the winter air, I immediately start craving longer sleep and more comfort food. This is one of the times that it is proven that diets don't, and never will, work. All your efforts to stick to the diet, do paleo, or only eat protein go down the drain. However, it is possible to eat healthy most of the time by applying an 80/20 approach. This way you can keep eating healthy as well as a bit of what you crave to sustain your well-being through the holiday season. As the festivities approach, I want to suggest that this year you try something different: enjoy them and the food. Don't label food as good or bad, instead try moderation. If you think about it, did anybody really gain weight by having two or three bites of cake or one tamale?


Rebeca Lan Foundation.

Rashel Galicot was born in Texas and raised in Mexico City where she lived and studied until 1996. She currently lives in San Diego, and is the director of the Rebeca Lan Foundation (RLF). Following in her mother’s footsteps and determined to keep her mother’s passion to aid the less fortunate, Rashel founded the RLF. Despite her work schedule, she still makes her family her priority - she is a mother of four and a devoted wife. Rashel has been kind enough to share with us how she balances it all and after interviewing her, I can tell you that there are no excuses for not making a difference in someone else's life. This is her story.


Southwest Airlines Spotlight.

Over the decades Southwest Airlines has established themselves as an organization that cares about their passengers and the communities they serve. From charitable giving and community outreach to environment initiatives, their Team is dedicated to making a difference. As such, they take great pride in recognizing those within the community who share the same goals and have taken it upon themselves to bring about positive change for others. Two such individuals are Mel and Linda Katz.

Sd Police

San Diego Police Department (SDPD).

At the head of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) is a remarkable leader, who also happens to be a woman. Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman is well known locally for her friendly approachability as well as her strength when keeping the peace in challenging times. She is also nationally known for keeping a step ahead on many fronts, including the key area of community oriented policing.

Voices For Children

Voices for Children (VFC).

Children in foster care astonish us every day. Despite the challenges they face or the abuse they have endured, these boys and girls inspire us with their resilience. But no matter how resilient they may be, children need the consistency of a caring adult in their lives. Someone to tell them they are smart, they are capable, they are worthy of their time: someone to help them see a future full of hope and possibility. For a child in foster care, that person is their CASA - their Court Appointed Special Advocate.

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