I am proud to support a variety of causes in San Diego. These include Patrons of the Prado which supports Balboa Park, Vista Hill that assists persons and families affected by mental illness, substance abuse or developmental disabilities, and Sharp Hospice Care which is my passion and main focus. Sharp Hospice Care provides comprehensive end-of-life care and compassionate support for people with life-limiting illnesses.
I count myself fortunate to live in a community with so many worthy philanthropies, supported by so many generous San Diegans. My favorite is Las Patronas, who supports a variety of non-profits, ranging from social services to the arts. I am likewise impressed with the UCSD Medical Center and look forward to their latest plans for a Musculoskeletal Center. A sentimental favorite non-profit of mine is the Old Globe Theatre, with its three unique venues right in the heart of our beautiful Balboa Park.
The Mingei Museum has been a stalwart part of my life since 1983 as I have been on the Board and chaired many of their events. I did not choose the Mingei- it chose me- it took me to a different place from the first moment I walked in. Also near to my heart (because I was born in a Mercy Hospital) is the Mercy Hospital Foundation for which I chaired the board and am proud of their compassionate healthcare.
My work in public relations allows for me to assist many organizations throughout the region. I support, LEAD San Diego, the Grant School Foundation and the San Diego Council on Literacy. I am particularly proud of my work with the Balboa Park Centennial that is developing a celebration for the year 2015 of the true cultural gem and center of our community, Balboa Park.