Garcia_Catherine"I'm so proud to have just been named the primary anchor for NBC 7 San Diego," Catherine Garcia tells Giving Back Magazine. Catherine, a southern California native, will be first Latina to hold this important position. With her focus and hard work she is proud to serve as a role model for young women in the community. "I'm so honored when people tell me their kids look up to me; I cherish the opportunity and their respect."

swaLuisteen Gonzalez is a small business owner with focus, drive and dedication. From his humble beginnings in Mexico City, Luisteen has always been motivated to move forward and achieve what he sets his mind to do.

tiffanyRichard Lambertson and John Truex ~ Design directors of the Tiffany Leather Collection

u-clubFounded in 1909, the University Club is 'the' private Club in downtown San Diego perched at the penthouse of Symphony Towers. Inspired by its one hundred-year heritage, the Club is dedicated to its future, expanding and reinventing the Clubhouse with a $2.4M renovation in October of 2010.

NobleCommitted to providing clients with only the highest level of service and reliability
If you've ever had to deal with chronically late paying or non-paying tenants you know how upsetting and financially straining on your pocketbook it can be. Providing professional management assistance for investment rental property owners, Noble Real Estate Services can, over the course of a year, net owners more money and financial benefit using their expertise.


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.

Advertisers & Partners

Learn more about the advertisers and charities featured in Giving Back Magazine.

See Partners