Community honors come frequently to Dean and Susie Spanos with a long-standing tradition of community service and support established by the Spanos family through the San Diego Chargers. Their heartfelt commitment to San Diego has played a key role in helping various non-profit organizations. The Spanos family is recognized as one of pro football’s most philanthropic families and one of Southern California’s most active and caring contributors. “We are fortunate to be in a position to help people and organizations that need and deserve our support. Our family is proud to be a part of the San Diego community,” Dean and Susie told Giving Back Magazine during our recent interview at their beautiful home in La Jolla.

The Spanos’ commitment to San Diego and the Chargers is undeniable. As one of the NFL’s most successful and respected franchises under the leadership of the organization’s Chairman of the Board and President, Dean Spanos, he has dedicated years of hard work and millions of dollars to give San Diegans a modern Super Bowl-quality stadium and secure a long-term home for their football team. The reason for this heartfelt bond: Dean, his wife Susie- married for 35 years- and their two sons, A.G. and John, proudly have called San Diego home for more than 26 years.

Jewels of San Diego Gala

Originally from Los Angeles, Susie truly has San Diego at heart. She, along with Dean, serves on various boards, committees and is proud to be Honorary Chairs for The Jewels of San Diego Gala on May 5th to benefit the Arc of San Diego. They, along with Phyllis and John Parrish and a dedicated committee are the driving force supporting The Arc of San Diego, an organization that empowers people with disabilities to achieve their life goals.

Originally from Stockton, Dean is an avid golfer and has won various golf awards throughout the United States. In addition to overseeing all business and football operations for the Chargers, Dean and his brother, Michael, oversee all construction operations nationwide for the A.G. Spanos Companies.

Whether on the gridiron, in the boardroom or the gala ballroom we are lucky to have Susie, Dean and the entire Chargers family call San Diego home.