Events

Upcoming Events

  • Creative Catalyst Workshop: underlie | Feb. 28 – March 2
  • Creative Catalyst Workshop: The Fire In Me | March 2, 10, 16
  • Creative Catalyst Workshop: The Mines Eye Installation | March 9
  • Community Heroes: A Community Conversation | TBD

  • Creative Catalyst Workshop: underlie

    February 28 – March 2, 7pm-8pm | Art Produce

    underlie

    What stories lie under the smiles on our faces, the scars on our bodies, or the depth of our eyes? The San Diego Foundation 2018 Creative Catalyst artist Erica Buechner’s underlie is an immersive dance performance reflecting stories developed from community workshops and a willingness to expose what lies underneath.

    Through a series of free community workshops, Erica will use creative and movement-based mediums to communicate our stories through our body’s point of view. Perhaps what lies underneath will inspire us. The process for underlie has included several community workshops and this final project brings together community members and professional dancers to share in an experience of movement and hope.

    The performance is free and open to the public. underlie will exist both inside and outside the Art Produce building. Please dress accordingly. Those who RSVP will have first priority seating. Due to the nature of this event, we can not guarantee seating for all guests.

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    Creative Catalyst Workshop: The Fire In Me

    March 2, Skyline Hills Library | March 10, Central Library | March 16, Scripps Miramar Ranch Library

    The Fire In Me

    The Fire In Me is a theatrical exploration of domestic violence in San Diego’s Filipino community. In partnership with Asian Story Theater and Access Inc., The San Diego Foundation 2018 Creative Catalyst artist Thelma Virata de Castro interviewed diverse community members and wrote the play The Fire In Me based on these interviews. The interviewees include survivors, immigrants, family members, community leaders and experts working in the field.

    The performance is free and open to the public. All performances run from 2pm-4:30pm. Due to mature content, The Fire In Me is recommended for audiences ages 18 and up.

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    Creative Catalyst Workshop: The Mines Eye Installation

    March 9, 11am-1pm | The Gathering Place, 101 50th Street, San Diego

    he Mines Eye

    This event celebrates the outdoor installation of a collaborative kaleidoscope project called The Mines Eye. The San Diego Foundation 2018 Creative Catalyst artist Maxx Moses and welding and engineering students from Sweetwater High School designed and fabricated the kaleidoscope over many months at A Reason to Survive (ARTS) studios.

    The Mines Eye installation has found the perfect home at the Gathering Place in Southeast San Diego. Once a vacant lot, The Gathering Place has been repurposed to provide a platform for civic and artistic enrichment.

    A do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop will coincide with the kaleidoscope installation. Workshop participants will be given supplies and guided through the creation of a small kaleidoscope of their own.

    This event is free of charge. RSVP by emailing bpollard@ucproject.org or calling (619) 392-0203.

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    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 improve veterans’ health outcomes in San Diego County. Nominations close at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

    Nominate a Hero


    Past Events

    Conversation with Community Hero Kim Sontag-Mulder

    January 15, 2019 | KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center
    Kim Sontag-Mulder, who is credited with resurrecting the San Diego chapter of NOW , the National Organization for Women, has been named the KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center Community Hero for her work in gender equity.

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


    Conversation with Community Hero Bishop Cornelius Bowser

    October 3, 2018 | KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center
    Bishop Cornelius Bowser, whose personal journey includes a decade-long stretch as a gang member before becoming a church minister, has been selected as the KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center Community Hero for his work on preventing gun violence.

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


    2018 Annual Meeting: Built on a Solid Foundation

    September 26, 2018 | Building 177, Liberty Station
    San Diego leaders and philanthropists came together to celebrate their collective generosity, which resulted in $67.4 million granted to nonprofits organizations strengthening communities in fiscal year 2018.

    Speakers include:

    • Senator Toni Atkins, President pro Tempore, California State Senate
    • Dr. Constance Carroll, Chancellor, San Diego Community College District & Board Chair, The San Diego Foundation
    • Jerry Sanders, President & CEO, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Jack Raymond, CEO, Raymond Companies & Founder, Escondido Charitable Foundation
    • Dr. Karen Haynes, President, California State University, San Marcos

    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.


    Conversation with Community Hero Imam Taha Hassane

    June 18, 2018 | KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center
    Social justice proponent Imam Taha Hassane, who has forged collaborative alliances with organizations and religious leaders to address challenging civic issues, is the KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center’s Community Hero for civility in politics.

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


    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 Hero 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 Hero 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 Hero 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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