We believe that Work, Enjoy, Live and Learn (WELL) sums up everything the San Diego region has to offer.
Jobs contributing to the strength of our economy span from agriculture to technology. With 70 miles of coastline, the grandeur of Balboa Park and the vast Borrego Desert, there is an array of cultural and recreational treasures for all to enjoy.
Healthy neighborhoods where community members connect and engage are realized region wide. Getting from here to there on a bus, car, trolley or bike is easier than ever. And access to quality learning is available whether early childhood, K-12, community college, university or vocational education.
While we all recognize we live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, there are opportunities to further integrate San Diego’s many assets to improve WELL accessibly for everyone. But one entity can’t do that alone.
Through increased collaboration, promising and proven innovations can be broadly shared and scaled to make the San Diego region an even greater place to Work, Enjoy, Live and Learn.
At The San Diego Foundation, we are seeking the best examples of access, affordability, innovation and integration for enhancing WELL for all San Diegans. And we are not alone.
Thousands of San Diegans validated these priorities in Our Greater San Diego Vision. And county administration, corporate and other partners are committed to Live Well San Diego — a long-term plan to advance the health, safety and well-being of our region.
This is critical because to do better, we must all, as they say, “be rowing in the same direction.”
From April – December 2015 The San Diego Foundation will celebrate 40 years of donor generosity and philanthropic impact in our region. Over the next several months we plan to share many opportunities for you to join us as we look 40 years forward.
We will discuss priorities, choices and solutions to challenges we face. Help us identify and lift up best practices, promising opportunities, and especially, cross-sector collaboration that will inspire us to grow a more vibrant San Diego region.
About Kathlyn Mead
President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation, Kathlyn Mead has been actively involved in community throughout her career. National Medical Fellowships honored Kathlyn with its 2015 Leadership in Healthcare award. Charles R. Drew University recognized her commitment to community service with its 2011 Medal of Honor. Mead was named a 2008 Woman of Distinction by the University of Southern California, received San Diego’s 2004 KGTV-10 News Organizational Leadership Award, and is also a 2003 YWCA of San Diego TWIN awardee.