GTK RANDY AND WENDYRandy Woods and Wendy Walker take their charitable work seriously. Originally from the Midwest, both have achieved amazing things and have given back their time and resources to various charities. As a happy couple, they have many things in common; one of them is being named the 2012 Heart of San Diego's Honorees for the 15th Annual Heart of San Diego Gala benefitting UCSD Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center taking place on February 25.

GTK SD CENTER-FOR CHILDREN125 Years of Taking Care of San Diego's Most Special Children

GTK SWA STAY CLASSYWe are living in the Net Generation. Information is at our fingertips, technological innovation is at an all-time high and as a society, we are more connected than ever. By now, most industries have "plugged in" to the digital revolution, leaving behind more traditional methods of communication and business management. Until recently however, the nonprofit sector was not one of them.

StayClassy, a San Diego-based startup, has become a leader in online fundraising for nonprofit organizations by innovating the charitable sector in a way that's long overdue. The company's focus is to introduce creative new ways for nonprofit organizations to adopt digital platforms to engage their members, tell their story and manage their fundraising online.

GTK UCSD PROGRAMThe Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is the nucleus for clinical care and cardiovascular research at the University of California, San Diego. The Center delivers excellence in clinical care, research, education and community outreach. Their researchers and physicians embrace a translational approach to medicine, which allows discovery to move swiftly from the laboratory to the clinic. This world-class facility allows for the continued pursuit of new breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and to deliver these discoveries to their patients as soon as they become available.

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.

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