Community Spotlight Show

Entrepreneur and Founder of Cloudcast Media Relentless in Support of Social Impact Organizations

Charles Parisi, Founder and CEO of Cloudcast Media, discusses his entrepreneurial roots and his tireless passion to support local nonprofit causes and organizations. Parisi chats about CauseCast, Cloudcast 180 and the Cloudcast Lift Lab.

Highly Acclaimed Non-Partisan Association Serves as San Diego’s Taxpayer Watchdog Group

Haney Hong, President & CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA), talks about the Association’s operation; it’s work during the COVID-19 crisis; and how the community can support the 75-year-old organization.

Nationally Recognized Local Children’s Museum Embraces Digital Outreach to Constituents

Kerri Fox, VP of Marketing for The New Children’s Museum, is joined by her colleague, Tomoko Kuta, the Museum’s Deputy Director, discuss the museum’s shift to reach their constituents virtually to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and their families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. Fox and Kuta chat about the museum’s Mass Creativity, True Tuesdays and Hope campaign.

Foundation Produces Virtual Telethon to Enhance Learning Experiences for Coronado Students

Jeanmarie Bond, Executive Director of the Coronado Schools Foundation, and Leanne Anderson, the Foundation’s Director of Development, talk about the Foundation’s mission and its virtual Telethon on Wednesday, May 6 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The Telethon will raise funds for Coronado USD initiatives, such as STEM and Arts Pathways programs.

It’s All About STEM for Illumina and San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering (SDFSE)

Sara Pagano, Managing Director for the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering (SDFSE), is joined by Illumina’s Tiana Austel, Corporate Citizenship Specialist, and Brian Steffy, Associate Director, to talk about Illumina’s longtime support of one of the nation’s top science festivals.
Pagano, Austel and Steffy discuss the importance of inspiring today’s students to become tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) innovators.

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Foundation Produces 2nd Annual Gala in Virtual Format

Doreen Schonbrun, President of the VAPA Foundation, and Russ Sperling, VAPA Director for the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), to chat about the Saturday, April 18, 2nd Annual Gala: Beyond Brilliance. Schonbrun and Sperling talk about the thousands of students, teachers, parents and SDUSD stakeholders that are the beneficiaries of the myriad arts programs and projects supporting by the Foundation and district.

Deep-Seated Community Connections + Digital Expertise = Winning Formula for Regional Strategies Group

Tomas Urtasun, CEO of the Regional Strategies Group (RSG), and Frank Urtasun, President of RSG and longtime venerable San Diego County community leader, capitalize on their strong community connections and digital acumen to help clients meet and exceed measurable goals.

Landscape Architects Lead Way in Stewardship and Design of Region’s Cultural and Natural Environments

Brett Allen, President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), is joined by Joy Lyndes, Government Affairs Liaison of the California Council of ASLA, to discuss the organization’s mission, vision and key initiatives.

San Diego Oasis: “A Senior Center Without Walls”

Simona Valanciute, President & CEO of San Diego Oasis, talks about her organization’s mission to help people 50 years and older pursue healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and community service. Valanciute describes Oasis’ annual 3,000 workshops offered to its 5,500 active members.

Chamber Plays Critical Role in San Marcos’ Growth

Rick Rungaitis, CEO of the San Marcos Chamber, discusses the chamber’s role in the City of San Marcos’ growth, along with programs, services and events offered to member businesses and organizations.