Events

Upcoming Events

  • Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation: Thanksgiving Luncheon | Nov. 16
  • Community Heroes: A Community Conversation | TBD

  • Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation Thanksgiving Luncheon

    Friday, November 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | The Rancho Bernardo Inn
    Exclusive event for Rancho Bernardo community members.

    Rancho Bernardo Thanksgiving Luncheon

    The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF) annual Thanksgiving Luncheon is RBCF’s signature event, raising money for the community’s many nonprofits. Last year, RBCF granted more than $70,000.

    The luncheon is a must-attend event for members of the RB community and in addition to individual tickets, there are a number of opportunities for businesses and community groups to participate, ranging from $250 to $5,000.

    RSVP Today

    Check Purchase: Contact Carey Tinsley at (619) 814-1330 or careyt@sdfoundation.org. Mail check to The San Diego Foundation, Attn: Carey Tinsley, 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200, San Diego, CA 92106.

    Please contact Debbie Kurth at debbiekurth@bsiincorp.com or (619) 206-2569 for sponsorship opportunities and payments.


    Community Heroes: A Community Conversation

    Sponsored by the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation
    Presented by KPBS & National Conflict Resolution Center

    Community Heroes

    KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center present Community Heroes, honoring individuals who give selflessly to build civility and community in San Diego.

    KPBS and NCRC are currently accepting nominations for heroes working to make a difference gender equity in San Diego County. Nominations close at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

    Submit Your Nomination


    Past Events

    2018 Scholarships Celebration

    June 30, 2018 | Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
    The San Diego Foundation donors and scholarship recipients gathered at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse to celebrate more than $2.6 million in scholarships awarded to over 875 local students in 2018. Congratulations to all scholarships recipients and a big thank you to our generous donors who made these scholarships possible.


    Clearing the Air: Addressing the Health Impacts of Air Quality in San Diego

    June 22, 2018 | La Mesa Community Center
    The Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation presented an engaging conversation about San Diego’s declining air quality with health and environment experts, to create understanding and promote dialogue about what more can be done for the 400,000 San Diegans who are at heightened risk from air pollution.


    2018 Donor & Legacy League Appreciation Luncheon

    April 29, 2018 | Building 177, Liberty Station
    At The San Diego Foundation 2018 Donor & Legacy League Appreciation Luncheon, three San Diego women changemakers took center stage to share their personal stories of generosity. Learn how San Diego Foundation donors Dede Alpert, Darcy Bingham and Alicia Gwynn have continued to improve the quality of life for San Diegans with a focus on San Diego youth.


    Conversation with Community Steve Binder

    March 22, 2018 | KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center
    Deputy Public Defender Steve Binder, who co-founded a game-changing court program that helps homeless individuals get back on their feet and leave the streets, has been named a Community Hero by KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center.

    Community Heroes is sponsored by The Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation.


    Beyond the Wall San Diego Film Premiere

    February 20, 2018 | Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
    San Diegans joined The Malin Burhnam Center for Civic Engagement for the San Diego premiere of the documentary Beyond the Wall. Following the film screening, editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune Dana Littlefield moderated a panel discussion about reducing recividism with local experts, including Senior Policy Advisor for the Council of State Governments Justice Center and former San Diego County Chief of Probation Mack Jenkins, San Diego County Director for the Center for Employment Opportunities Robert Smith, and San Diego Workforce Partnership CEO Peter Callstrom.


    Conversation with Community Diane Takvorian

    January 11, 2018 | KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center
    Environmental justice champion Diane Takvorian, whose organization has helped empower low-income residents seeking a healthy and sustainable quality of life for their neighborhoods, is the KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center’s Community Hero for environmental sustainability.

    Community Heroes is sponsored by The Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation.


    2017 Annual Meeting: Gathering Community for Opportunity

    October 19, 2017 | Liberty Station
    Local philanthropists and community leaders gathered together to learn about local efforts to improve our civility at The San Diego Foundation Annual Meeting, Gathering Community for Opportunity. The event brought guests together to celebrate a year of giving with friends, and engage with one another about the most pressing topics we face in San Diego, California, and nationally.


    Conversation with Community Elizabeth Lopez

    September 28, 2017 | KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center
    San Diego Attorney Elizabeth Lopez is the KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center’s Community Hero, selected for her pro bono immigration work with individuals fleeing persecution in their home countries and seeking asylum in San Diego and Imperial counties.

    Community Heroes is sponsored by The Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation.


    Conversation with Community Hero Anne Wilson

    June 29, 2017 | Lafayette Hotel
    Anne Wilson has been “making home happen” for lower incomes families and seniors for 30 years. As part of the KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center Community Heroes initiative, San Diegans gathered to honor Anne Wilson for her accomplishments in Affordable Housing. Wilson discussed the impact of Community HousingWorks and facilitated dialogue about affordable housing in San Diego.

    Community Heroes is sponsored by The San Diego Foundation and Jewish Community Foundation.


    Conversation with Community Hero Elizabeth Bustos

    April 3, 2017 | Kitchens for Good at the Jacobs Center
    To Elizabeth Bustos, the road to racial justice begins with the fundamental right of everyone to have access to quality healthcare. As part of the KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center Community Heroes initiative, San Diegans gathered to honor Bustos for her accomplishments in Racial Justice and Equality. Bustos discussed the impact of the San Diego Cardiac Disparities Project and facilitated dialogue about racial justice and equality in San Diego.

    Community Heroes is sponsored by The San Diego Foundation and Jewish Community Foundation.


    Dolores San Diego Premiere

    March 23, 2017 | San Diego Latino Film Festival
    Community leaders joined us at the exclusive San Diego premiere of Dolores at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Following the screening, Dolores Huerta and her son Emilio Huerta sat down for an interview with The San Diego Foundation President Kathlyn Mead to discuss the importance of civic engagement in shaping history and social change. The Foundation sponsored the film screening.

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