Drew Schlosberg’s Spotlight On The Community

Retired Sony Executive Shares the Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Corporate Community Affairs

Ed Wallace, Retired Community Affairs Executive for Sony, talks about best practices he learned from his 25-year career at the iconic electronics company. Wallace defines the behaviors and practices of a good corporate citizen, while discussing the community roles corporations play in the COVID-19-era. Wallace also details practices corporations should avoid when working with nonprofits.

Friends of Balboa Park Continues to Pivot to Maintain and Enhance San Diego’s “Jewel”

John Bolthouse, Executive Director of Friends of Balboa Park, is joined by David Marshall, Board Chair. Bolthouse chats about park funding challenges, new safety and security measures as well the prestigious Stewardship Award to organization received from the Save Our Heritage Organization. Marshall discusses the history of Balboa Park’s Botanical Building, a few of the restoration projects currently underway, and plans to update fixtures in the park with improved versions of 100-year-old designs.

Renowned Poets Share Their Passion for Border Voices Poetry Project

Jack Webb, Founder and Director of Border Voices, is joined by Seretta Martin, Assistant Director and Managing Director of the San Diego Poetry Annual, and Katherine Kavouklis, a poet and Language Arts Teacher at Bonita Vista Middle School. Webb talks about the project’s origins and how students learn empathy, practice self-expression and enhance their literary skills, all thanks to poetry. Martin details her many roles at Border Voices. Kavouklis describes the value of teaching poetry in the classroom. The trio also share poems they either wrote themselves or are featured in the Border Voices Anthology book.

New York Times Best-Selling Author Recounts Memories as USS Midway Museum Marketing Executive

Scott McGaugh, recently retired Founding Marketing Director for the USS Midway Museum and a New York Times Best-Selling Author, chats about his experiences aboard the world’s #1 ship museum. McGaugh depicts the odyssey which led the iconic aircraft carrier to San Diego. McGaugh, who is working on his 11th book, discusses his journey as a highly sought-after historical writer.

Alzheimer’s Association Leadership and Caregivers “All In” to End Dementia

Katie Croskrey, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association San Diego Chapter, discusses the Association’s mission to accelerate global research, drive risk reduction and early detection, and maximize quality care and support. Croskrey is joined by Susan Bos, Support Group Leader and Podcast Host, and Joice Curry, an Alzheimer’s caregiver and volunteer, to talk about their personal experiences in caring for those afflicted with the debilitating disease.

Task Force Teams With Foundation to Close Digital Divide

Erin Hogeboom, Director of San Diego for Every Child, is joined by Randy Everett, a member of the Interim CEO Team for the Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF), to chat about their organizations’ combined effort to ensure digital equity for students across San Diego County. Hogeboom underscores the importance of closing the digital divide, especially with the prevalence of distance learning. Everett details CFF’s commitment to promoting innovative learning environments.

Commercial Real Estate Professional Lends Expertise to Nonprofits

Karen Trimble, President of CRE Execution Strategies, discusses how leveraging her real estate acumen has enabled her to be a longtime supporter of local nonprofit organizations. Trimble underscores the value her expertise and training programs bring to lenders, law firms and nonprofits. Trimble also discusses the mutually beneficial relationship that can be fostered between banks and nonprofit organizations.

Award-Winning Journalist and Author Recounts Storied Media Career in Memoir

Barry Jagoda, award-winning journalist and author of Journey’s with Jimmy Carter and Other Adventures in Media, recounts his experience covering iconic events such as the JFK assassination, the moon landing and Watergate. Jagoda chats about his work within the Carter administration, as well as the state of journalism and politics today.

Kate Sessions Commitment Cultivates Healthy Communities One Tree at a Time

Anne Fege, Urban Forester and Co-Founder of Kate Sessions Commitment, discusses the movement’s focus on increasing San Diego’s tree canopy, engaging communities, and inspiring local climate action. Fege underscores the environmental and psychological benefits of a greater number of trees in the community. Fege also discusses the role youth play in the movement. 

Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center “Paves Way” to Recovery for Men and Women Struggling with Addiction

Captain Paul Swain, Business Administrator for the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, details the center’s successful methods for helping adults struggling with addiction to get back on their feet. Captain Swain talks about the challenges adults in recovery face and the skills they learn at the center. Captain Swain also discusses the Paver Fundraiser, which allows donors to permanently cement their names into the grounds of the new Rehabilitation Center in Otay Mesa.