San Diego State University has been changing lives and helping to power the San Diego region for 121 years. The university is nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity and for increasing graduation rates for all students while narrowing achievement gaps among student populations.
Malin Burnham, event namesake and Center for Civic Engagement founder and San Diego changemaker, has 70 years of experience growing a vibrant region through philanthropy.
Downtown San Diego Lions Club
2018 MOST-ADMIRED SERVICE ORGANIZATION
The Downtown San Diego Lions Club has embodied what it means to be “dedicated to community” for 95 years. Since the Club’s first days, members of the organization created programs that served and honored the region’s youngest, most underserved, elderly, and those challenged with blindness and vision impairment.
KPBS serves San Diego and Imperial counties with trusted news and programs that inspire, respect and educate. KPBS delivers this content to more than one million audience members weekly via multiple outlets, including television, radio, and digital media. As a public service of San Diego State University, education is a core value – from our children’s programming to our local news coverage. KPBS is committed to being a reliable source for in-depth, thoughtful, and high quality content.
The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region.
Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. We innovate DNA sequencing and array-based technologies to serve customers in the research, clinical, and applied markets. Our corporate citizenship efforts aim to share the promise of genomics with communities around the world. Through our employees, we are inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in STEM, bringing hope to patients and helping our communities embrace the power of genomics.
Susy and Pedro Villegas are ardent believers in San Diego’s diversity, its youth, and in the transformational power of educational opportunity. Through her public relations company, Susy helps people across diverse organizations, cultures, and communities to better communicate, connect, and collaborate with each other. Her husband, Pedro, is Director of Community Relations for San Diego Gas & Electric. Over fourteen years at Sempra Energy, he has championed the causes of literally hundreds of non-profits that serve San Diego’s most underserved communities, helping them to grow, build, and achieve their goals.
The Malin Burnham Awards was the best-produced nonprofit event I have ever attended.
Robert Santos | NBC 7 Reporter | Lifestyle Entrepreneur/Vlogger “The Brighter Side of Life”
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