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Dedicated to Helping San Diego Thrive.

Southwest Airlines is genuinely committed to having a positive impact on those they serve. Dedicated to giving back as well as recognizing those who have made a difference, Southwest Airlines has been an invaluable part of the San Diego community. They have established relationships and provided their support to projects that are changing San Diego for the better.

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Con Cariño.

In August of 1969, San Ysidro Health opened in a little white house, a “casita” with only 3 rooms and 4 dedicated volunteers. Established by a courageous, community group of 7 resilient mothers, they opened their doors and welcomed their first patients with great warmth, dedication and “cariño."

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Seven Mile Casino is more than a cardroom – it is a committed community partner working tirelessly to build deep roots in the surrounding community. Since its ownership transfer in 2017, Seven Mile has worked to set the foundation for a productive community partnership.

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Arts.

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 join the San Diego Opera to celebrate love in all of its many forms at the “San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball,” chaired by Sarah Brenda Marsh-Rebello, and led by a host committee consisting of Veronica Leff, Diana Lombrozo, Andrea Puente-Catán, Doreen Schonbrun, Linda Spuck and Maria Stanley. This elegant and romantic affair, inspired by the artwork of Spanish artists Miró and Picasso, will honor the longtime contributions to the community by Lee and Frank Goldberg.

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Empowerment.

Options For All, a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has announced that Voya Financial will serve as Presenting Sponsor at its 10th Annual Taste of Our Community: Come Away With Me. The event will take place on March 14, 2019 at BRICK in Liberty Station.

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Darlene Marcos Shiley Donates $2 Million.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), the oldest high school and only all girls’ school in San Diego, has received a $2 million donation from Darlene Marcos Shiley. This is the largest cash gift ever received by OLP. The funds will be used for the renovation and reconstruction of an academic building which will be named the Shiley Center for Science and Innovation. The building will feature a 1,500-square-foot engineering makerspace and innovation lab that will engage students in creative higher-order problem solving, hands-on design and construction in engineering and robotics classes. The new facility will include five fully-outfitted multidisciplinary science labs that will accommodate 150 students at any one time.

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Mingei International Museum.

Mingei International Museum is breaking ground on its much-anticipated transformation in Balboa Park, and while the museum is under construction, Shop Mingei and Café Mingei have docked at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. Now more than ever, Mingei is active throughout the region with enhanced partnerships and opportunities to learn and create - taking “art of the people” out to the community near you.

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We would like to sincerely thank the following organizations that have funds entrusted with the Jewish Community Foundation:

These organizations offer and provide many outstanding programs and services throughout San Diego County. We are proud and honored to hold funds for these wonderful organizations.

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Improving the Lives of Those We Serve.

Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) is one of the largest providers of support and services in San Diego and Imperial Counties, serving more than 3,200 children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities each year. HGH is best known for its premier residential services but they also manage the following programs: Independent Living, Adult Foster Matching Services, Early Childhood Development, Transportation, In-Home Respite Care, Life Planning and free Counseling & Family Support Services.

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How Freedom Dogs Put Me back in the Driver's Seat.

By Tobin's Combat Veteran Marine.

I guess that my love affair with the military started when I was young. I was a die-hard fan of GI Joe growing up and actually still am! Fast-forward 18 years and there I am sitting inside the cab of a 7-ton truck, M16 locked and loaded with my Kevlar and flak jacket on. About an hour earlier I had left my last will and testament on my mom’s answering machine. I was more nervous than I had ever been before because we were going to be the first ones “outside of the wire” in Kandahar in three years. The other guys in my unit really didn’t “get” me and so no one really had my back. In that moment, I needed someone to have my back more than ever.

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