Ashley Camac, Executive Director of USO San Diego, Lisa Record, Vice President of Development for Veterans Village of San Diego, and Tom Seidler, Senior Vice President of Community and Military Affairs for the San Diego Padres, continue the conversation on their relentless support of veterans, active duty personnel and their families.
Community Spotlight Show
Ashley Camac, Executive Director of USO San Diego, Lisa Record, Vice President of Development for Veterans Village of San Diego, and Tom Seidler, Senior Vice President of Community and Military Affairs for the San Diego Padres, discuss how the troika have partnered to enhance the lives of veterans, active duty personnel and their families in our region.
Author Matthew Quirk, one of nation’s top thriller writers, discusses his novel, The Night Agent, a book that deals with Russian influence in the White House.
Cheri Pierre, CEO of Computers 2 Kids San Diego, and Ceanne Guerra, Media and Public Relations Manager for Cox Communications, discuss their organizations’ partnership in providing underserved populations with free computers and low-cost Internet access. Pierre and Guerra shout out Cox’ “Connect2Compete” program.
Laura Tancredi-Baese, CEO of Home Start, Inc,. is joined by longtime Home Start Board Member, Anthony Bollotta, President of Bollotta Entertainment, and Bob Scheid, Community Relations Manager for California Coast Credit Union, to chat about Home Start’s annual Hallow-Wine event and its myriad services to fight child abuse and neglect.
John Highkin, Executive Director of the Fern Street Circus, is joined by Memo Mendez, the Circus’ Ringleader, to talk about bridging the cultural gap through this unique social circus. Highkin and Mendez discuss the upcoming Neighborhood Tour – “Tales from Friendship Park” and the Circus’ robust after-school programs in City Heights.
Brad Pagano, Vice President of Rancho Private Wealth, is joined by six year old Emma Pagano, making her radio debut, where we learn how Brad’s 20 years of working with non-profits has informed and inspired the holistic, education driven approach to wealth management provided by Brad and his colleagues. We also learn about Emma’s favorite first grade classes – music and art – and her favorite ice cream, chocolate chip cookie dough.
Ravi Bajaj, President, and David Berens, Residential Committee Co-Chair, from the San Diego Green Building Council discuss their organization’s mission to drive education and collaboration for the purpose of sustainable building practices in San Diego. They also discuss the kick-off of Green Week on October 15th, concluding on October 19th and 20th with a two day self-guided tour of leading edge green homes around San Diego.
Diane Nares, Co-Founder and Karen Terra, President & CEO of the Emilio Nares Foundation, discuss their tremendous success in eliminating transportation to treatment challenges for San Diego, Imperial and Orange County families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer. As they approach one million miles driven and 6,000 families served, their next challenge is serving the 1700 children in Los Angeles County who missed 2200 cancer treatments last year because they did not have transportation. Learn more about their services and the upcoming “Adopt A Family Campaign” by visiting ENFHope.org.
Susan G. Komen: 80 Restaurants Participating In The 7th Annual Dine Out For The Cure On October 17th
Chantal Breyfogle, Board Member for Susan G. Komen San Diego and the Chair of Dine Out For The Cure, is joined by Joaquin Farfan, Jr., a member of the founding family team of Lolita’s Mexican Food, to discuss combining their passion for food and Komen into an extraordinary opportunity to raise money for women diagnosed with breast cancer. They discuss the need to raise more money for research and supportive services for the six women each day diagnosed with breast cancer in San Diego. This year a record number of 80 restaurants are participating in Dine Out For The Cure on October 17th.