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Committee Member: Mission Hospital Gala, Mission Viejo, California

Curated an art exhibit at the St. Regis Monarch Beach to help raise funds for the new Neuroscience and Spine Institute at Mission Hospital.

Past Board Member: YWCA, San Diego, California

Organized a program entitled “Women Who Dare” that featured remarkable women – an astronaut, mountain climber and musher who had won numerous dog sled races in Alaska.  The program was meant to inspire young women.  Also hosted various meetings at my home dealing with women’s issues and raising awareness of the YWCA’s mission.

President: Las Damas de Fairbanks, Rancho Santa Fe, California

Las Damas is an auxiliary, which raises funds for local charities.  The auxiliary also organizes seminars and speakers to inform the community of various issues.  For 15 years, Las Damas has raised $30,000 per year for local non-profits.  During my year of tenure, Las Damas raised over $100,000 and distributed it to local non-profits.  Arranged the following speakers: best seller Natasha Josefowitz; Dr. Michael Mantell, psychologist and TV personality; former State Department spokesman Stephen Walker; Tron Brekke, Deputy Director for Congressional Affairs FBI; artist and art critic, McNeil Sargent.

Dr. Michael Mantell, psychologist and TV personality spoke about having spirituality and balance in our lives. Former State Department spokesman, Stephen Walker, updated on the situation in Bosnia. Tron Brekke, Deputy Director for Congressional Affairs FBI, talked about the greatest threats to our personal and national security. Artist and art critic, McNeil Sargent, discussed how to differentiate between “good” and “bad” art.

Founding Member: Kids Korp, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, California

One of eight founding members of Kids Korp Fairbanks Ranch.  Kids Korp teaches children to help their community while fostering a social conscience and sense of responsibility.  We targeted three areas: the homeless, the elderly and the physically challenged.  We organized activities at St. Vincent de Paul for the homeless, at Seacrest Village for the elderly and at T.E.R.I. for the physically challenged.  The children had an opportunity to interact and participate in activities which taught them compassion and social responsibility.

“To be an artist is to believe in life”
~ Henry Moore