04/01/18

Newsletter April 2018

Happy Easter and Passover

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter or Passover. May we enjoy the opportunity for new beginnings, new joys and new promises each new season brings.

Strengthening Families and Communities

You don't always get a sense of the hard work involved and the passion employees have for an organization until you visit. I am so impressed with everyone I met at Home Start. What I love about this non-profit is its focus on prevention. Home Start addresses the conditions that can lead to problems like poverty, abusive situations and unemployment while also helping people become self-sufficient. We are so fortunate to have this group in San Diego.

Nurturing the Next Generation

Just about every business these days relies on computer gurus to keep them up and running. In an effort to ensure San Diego County will have a steady stream of qualified computer science experts in the future, Microsoft YouthSpark held an event for kids at Mary Fay Pendleton School. Microsoft hopes to inspire students to pursue a career in technology and also connect them to opportunities.

Honoring a Legacy

My senior policy advisor Christi Knight and her husband Germán had it all; a loving relationship, a beautiful new baby. In 2011 their world came crashing down. Germán was diagnosed with leukemia. He needed countless blood transfusions and 2 marrow transplants to stay alive. Sadly, Germán lost his battle with cancer. Since then, Christi continues to honor his legacy by encouraging people to donate bloodwww.sandiegobloodbank.org/ and register to be a marrow donor.www.bethematch.org/. You never know whose life you could be saving.

Walking for Our Furry Friends

Raising money has never been more fun! My daughter Addie and I brought our little Frankie to the 6th annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden”. The San Diego Botanic Garden hosted the event for the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, allowing participants to explore its 37 spectacular acres.