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Giving back is good business

Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Community Profile, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Bev Oster is a woman on the go. As president of Oster and Associates public relations firm in Hillcrest, she keeps a hectic schedule overseeing the company, dealing with clients and drumming up new business. But Oster also finds time to give back, with a personal motto that volunteerism is at the forefront of good business practices.

For the past decade, Oster has volunteered with Project Amigo, a transnational nonprofit that supports impoverished students in Colima, Mexico. Presently she heads the organization’s board of directors, where she works closely with the executive director, raises money, and helps guide the development of strong relationships between the nonprofit and businesses.

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A force for good

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Community Profile, Featured | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Contributing Editor

Downtown residents Arlene and Richard Esgate understand the importance of giving back and strive to make a difference in San Diego and beyond.

Whether advocating for Balboa Park or serving on the board of the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Esgates put their wallets where their hearts lie. They are major donors to Childhelp, a national child-abuse prevention and treatment organization. In 2012, Childhelp gave the couple the “Founders for the Love of a Child” award for their dedication and support. Giving is what the Esgates do.

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Raise Progress

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Community Profile, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

The 2016 presidential election results shook up a whole lot of Californians who believe in progressive politics, and has sparked grass-roots efforts designed to make a difference in future campaigns.

A group of parents and friends, most of whom live in the Uptown and Mid-City communities, have come together to form a nonprofit called Raise Progress with the slogan: “Advancing Change. Uplifting Communities. Promoting Hope.”

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Let the music play

By Ken Williams | Editor Community Profile Leah Rosenthal has her dream job with La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) and enjoys living in North Park with her husband, Matt, and their young daughter. When she is not in the office, Rosenthal can be found on the tennis court, or cheering for the Chicago Bears with her spouse, or walking her dog, Johann Sebastian Bark.

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