By Laura A. Roser SAY San Diego CEO Nancy Gannon Hornberger has spent her career providing support to families of struggling children and to youth directly. “Growing up, my youngest brother was a child with lots of energy and emotion and creativity, and it was very hard for his teachers to entice him into conforming…

By Christopher Zacher Jamie Forbes turned a passion for giving into his life’s work. For Jamie Forbes, philanthropy is a family affair. In his work as a philanthropy advisor, he focuses on helping individuals and their families discover the joy of giving. As a Founding Partner at Forbes Legacy Advisors, Jamie works with families to…

By Gloria Bares Maybe it was my grandfather Poppie’s voice as he read stories aloud, sparking words to life, his face lined and shadowed, revealing his feelings. I held my breath, spellbound, disappearing into the words of the story. Or when we’d read Longfellow’s “Hiawatha” together. The rhythm of our voices tapped my inner drum, quickened…

By Christopher Zacher Dr. Ann Petru Helps to Create Opportunities for the Ostracized For Dr. Ann Petru, life is about taking care of the people who need it most. As the Director of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, she has spent the majority of her professional career providing treatment to children…

By Paul Daugherty Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child With Special Needs It took Jillian Daugherty half an hour to learn to spell store. Jillian studied at the kitchen table, face scrunched in devout concentration, with an index card bearing the word’s definition: “A retail establishment selling items to the public.’’ Dad, across the kitchen table, was learning something…

By Jennica Schwartzman Filmmaker couple bringing fun and family to the sets, behind-the-scenes, and events of Hollywood. My husband and I have spent the last few weeks going to the cinema every single day and thanking people for coming out to see our most recent film. Parker’s Anchor is our most recent romantic drama about loss,…

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