San Diego Center for Children Annual Report 2015-2016

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the Joy of Childhood

Emotional Suffering


As San Diego’s oldest children’s nonprofit, the San Diego Center for Children is a trusted leader in providing a comprehensive range of therapeutic and educational services to children and families struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. We are guided by our mission and vision in order to serve holistically the needs of over 1,000 children, teens and families every day. From July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, we empowered the lives of 8,318 youth and family members through our evidence-based and nationally accredited services. Our success is the success of our community. We thank you for your generous contributions to our fiscal year milestones.

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Protect the Joy of Childhood. Prevent Emotional Suffering. Incite Change.

Inspire a world where all children and families live joyful and healthy lives.

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Message from Leadership Dear Friends, Partners and Supporters, As we complete our 129th year, we have had the opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments as San Diego’s oldest nonprofit dedicated to the care of children and the vital resources we have provided the community. The children, teens and families we serve have much in common. For many, it’s the struggle of coping with a mental health condition or a developmental disability. For others, it’s the aftermath of abuse, trauma or neglect. The youth and families we serve come from all different backgrounds and circumstances. Some families are simply unaware of available resources or when it’s time for them to seek support. Some of the youth we serve come from families where there has been a need to be removed from their parents’ care and be placed in foster care. Most are struggling in school and many are bullied or made fun of. Regardless of the circumstances for the children and families we work with, they unfortunately have not experienced the stable, soothing and caring environment needed to effectively address their struggles. Because we understand that one solution does not fit all and that one treatment approach does not help address all problems, we have worked diligently to develop a comprehensive continuum of behavioral health and educational services to best respond to the varied needs of the families we serve. We offer a true continuum of nationally accredited services and we continuously strive to improve the well-being of the more than 1,000 lives we empower every day.

Moisés Barón, Ph.D., President & CEO

But there is more that we need to do to achieve our vision for the future. We continue to work diligently to chart a new and exciting course as we approach the remarkable milestone of serving the community for 130 years. We encourage you to read this report and visit our website to learn what we have accomplished. We also invite you to come for a tour at the Center to a get a closer look at what we do and learn about our plans for the future. We are striving to make the San Diego Center for Children a household name in our community and to create new pathways for families to access the services that we provide and that they deserve. We are proud of our accomplishments over this past year and grateful to our Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, dedicated and professional staff, and to all of our friends and supporters for their generous, life-changing contributions. We truly believe that the San Diego Center for Children has a bright future to add to its distinguished 129-year history. Together, as partners, there is much more we can accomplish to benefit the lives of children who, by no fault of their own, are in need of the vital services we provide.

Moisés Barón, Ph.D. President & CEO Annual Report 2015-2016

Keith Wilson, Ph.D., Chairperson, Board of Trustees

Keith Wilson, Ph.D. Chair of the Board of Trustees 3

mental health needs is “ What more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only individuals, but their families as well. - Glenn Close



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Commitment to the Entire Family’s Well-Being The struggles and unfavorable connotations regarding mental health dates back many centuries, yet they are still alive and prevalent in our society today. Several factors contribute to this perpetuation, causing families to delay or not receive the proper attention and treatment needed to address their child’s struggles. The unfortunate stigma of mental health may cause a family to sweep harmful situations under the rug or label their child’s behavior as “just a phase”. Additionally, a family may be unaware about mental health or developmental disorders in order to recognize symptoms and signs, and further, may not have access to care or know where to seek help. Regardless of the reason, the fact is that of the more than 105,000 children and teens in our County experiencing a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder, 80% may not get the help they need. This lack of care leaves many feeling displaced, others feeling hopeless to dream and imagine a bright future, and too many at risk of developing more serious problems as they become adults. Problems with mental health are not a phase. They are real and can affect us all in one way or another. The San Diego Center for Children is a compass for families, guiding them to access the help they need when they need it. Our integrated therapeutic, educational, foster care and transition services are designed to address a child’s condition and a family’s struggles in an effective, comprehensive and compassionate way. A child’s success means success for their family, and an empowered family means a healthier, more mindful community.

“My child got all the care and attention that he had never received in other places. Now he doesn’t get upset when he goes to school and he feels proud of himself and his achievements. Thank you.” - Center Parent Annual Report 2015-2016


Our Collaborative Impact & Reach 1 Center 4 8 program sites 4 365 staff 4 1,544 cases seen 4 8,318 individuals empowered Our fiscal year impact in empowering the lives of 8,318 youth and family members was set in motion by over 365 culturally-and trauma-informed team members – across 8 program sites located throughout San Diego County – our main campus in Linda Vista, and community-based programs within hundreds of homes, schools and communities. Evidence-based therapeutic, educational, foster care and transition services were accessible to families of all backgrounds and circumstances. With a superior quality of care, nationally accredited by The Joint Commission, each youth served through our programs received individualized treatment that was strength-based, child and family centered, and culturally relevant.

86% of youth served improved after discharge


of youth avoided psychiatric hospitalization


of youth were discharged to a lower or same level of care after treatment

96% family involvement during youth treatment

90 Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral students – from 13 schools – participated in our professional training programs – in 4 areas of psychology, counseling, special education and social work. San Diego Center for Children

Youth Served by Race/Ethnicity Ages 0-21

1% Native-American 3% Asian/Pacific Islander








Continuum of Care Services

Other/ Multi-Racial

25% of the 1,544 youth we served are foster youth

Our 8 Program Sites

“I felt comfortable around them. It was really convenient that they came to my house, and I felt that I could trust them.� - Center Youth, WrapWorks Program Annual Report 2015-2016


San Marcos Escondido

Serra Mesa Linda Vista Main Campus

La Mesa Spring Valley South Bay


Max continues making strides not only at home and in the community, but also in his school environment.


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FINDING ANSWERS & HOPE THROUGH THERAPEUTIC SERVICES Max, a 9-year-old boy, was displaying severe social and behavioral challenges at home and school. Max’s mother was beyond frustrated due to her numerous contacts with various health care providers who never called back or completed an assessment for Max. This was not due to lack of insurance, as Max’s family had the resources to seek professional help. Although Max was “high functioning” and not struggling academically, his parents feared that a lack of understanding regarding his significant behaviors could lead others to label him as a “bad kid” – or place him at risk of facing school suspension or police involvement. They were committed to seeking help for Max and received a referral to the Family Wellness Center from a family who had received help for their child experiencing similar struggles. Through an initial consultation and diagnostic tests, our clinical staff confirmed that Max’s behaviors were not representative of an unruly child. Rather, Max was displaying behaviors characteristic of children on the autism spectrum. Before receiving treatment and social skills group services at the Family Wellness Center, Max would have triggers and explode without knowing the reasons for his volatile reactions. Max is now more aware of his physiological sensory body responses and stressors, and able to articulate what his triggers are and how to address them. Max started to advocate for himself better in sharing what his needs are,

and through family therapy sessions at the Family Wellness Center, his parents have also learned how to better support him. Additionally, the Family Wellness Center team advocated for Max during his Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting once he was diagnosed to help his school better understand his autism spectrum disorder and identify appropriate supports and services. This collaboration has resulted in a positive partnership to ensure Max continues making strides not only at home and in the community, but also in his school environment. Through the services and support that Max and his family received, there was an opportunity for peers in his social circle to build compassion and understanding of the struggles experienced by those on the autism spectrum. *The child’s name and image has been replaced in order to protect their identity.

Outpatient therapy, autism and school-based mental health services were provided to

2,750 youth and family members this year.

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THRIVING IN THE CLASSROOM & BEYOND THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SERVICES As a young child, David was exposed to extraordinary neglect, living in an unsafe and unsanitary garage with no one to properly care for him. At the age of 9, David was removed from his home by child welfare and went through 6 placements over the next several years, including time in a juvenile detention facility. As a foster youth, David was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was 10-years-old and developed social anxiety due to being bullied by his peers. Through our LifeSchool Program, a partnership with the Sweetwater Union High School District, David developed coping skills through our therapeutic and educational services and started to excel in his academics. David additionally continued to work in his therapy sessions to address the overwhelming trauma he experienced as a young child to become more resilient and serve as a role-model to his fellow classmates. David met his treatment goals the last semester of his senior year and successfully mainstreamed into a traditional high school setting where he received his high school diploma. Big goals are on David’s horizon, including plans to possibly major in criminal justice or pursue studies related to forestry. We could not be prouder of David’s success and goal to continue his education. *The student’s name and image has been replaced in order to protect their identity. 10

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Academic Programs




33% Female, 66% Male, 1% Other


San Diego Center for Children Academy, LifeSchool & North County Academy


Total Students






41% Extremely Low

324 students from over 20 school districts were served through our WASC accredited K-12 nonpublic school and school-based programs.


Student Income Level

17 middle and high school graduates completed their respective studies at our Academy. Over the past 8 years, we have achieved a 97% success rate of graduates who received a high school diploma. North County Academy provided services to students from 15 different school districts of which 9 students received their high school diploma.


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CREATING STRONGER FAMILIES THROUGH FOSTER CARE SERVICES Missy always had a passion for children with a specific goal to adopt a child. In 2011, Missy began her journey with our Special Families Foster Care Program to become a certified foster parent. Two years later, fate brought a sweet 6-year-old girl, Aricelli, to be placed in her nurturing and safe home. “Ari” was missing school 60% of the time prior to being placed in Missy’s home and performing under grade level in kindergarten. Missy received invaluable support and services through weekly meetings and 24/7 guidance provided over the next 3 ½ years by our Special Families Foster Care team members. Resources included understanding how to navigate the foster care system, building a reunification plan with Ari’s biological family, and managing complex issues that may arise with biological family members. Additionally, Missy and Ari received family therapy over 15 months through our Foster Family Agency Stabilization and Treatment (FFAST) Program to equip them both with coping and life skills in order to build permanency, attachment, discipline, safety, joy and resilience in their relationship throughout the fostering and adoption phases. Missy’s goal to adopt became reality when Ari’s adoption was finalized in 2015. Today, Ari is 10-years-old and is excelling and engaged in her academics and afterschool activities. She also ran her first 5K, landed her second lead role in a school musical, has developed significant attachment bonds with both her biological and foster extended families, and speaks about “when she goes to college”.

“It’s been a privilege to witness the transformation of Ari – this beautiful, bright, joyful, inquisitive, resilient girl who aspires to big, bold, beautiful dreams. This is largely in thanks to the Center’s programs and the intensive attention the staff gave to me and Ari.” -Missy

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“The competition was really fun because I got to bond with a lot of staff. I think the Center was a good place for me and I’m glad I ended up here even due to all the misfortunate experiences I went through. I feel I’ve learned a lot of coping skills. I don’t feel trapped anymore. I have more options and the future doesn’t bother me anymore as I’ve learned a lot, such as how to apply for colleges, find apartments, how to cook, what to do in an emergency and more. Now, I’m not so worried about the future because I will know how to survive in the real world.” - Center Youth 14

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LEARNING LIFE SKILLS FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS THROUGH TRANSITION SERVICES Planning and thinking about one’s future can be daunting for some, especially when you are in foster care or when you are trying to cope with a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder. However, for the 43 teens served through our newly developed Successful Transitions Program, things look brighter now that they have an individualized plan for their future and are equipped with critical independent life skills to help successfully transition from our programs and eventually into adulthood. Transition services were provided to youth in our Clark Adolescent Residential Treatment, WrapWorks, North County Academy, LifeSchool, Foster Family Agency Stabilization and Treatment (FFAST) and San Diego Center for Children Academy programs. Our Life Skills curriculum includes 14 skill building categories and additionally offers teens certification in CPR & First Aid, Therapy Dog Handler and Food Handlers. A teen living in our Clark Adolescent Residential Treatment Program applied the culinary skills learned through our transition program at the San Diego County Young Master Chef Competition. We were proud of her accomplishment to place 2nd out of 30 competitors with her delicious “Spinach Fettucine with Ratatouille” recipe, which was inspired by her grandma. The teen shared, “I love my grandma! She makes ratatouille and it’s the best. I felt I should honor her through this competition as she’s supportive of me and such a good person. She had my mom, so I love her and I love my mom too!” Annual Report 2015-2016

In Loving Memory: Jack Clark The Clark Adolescent Residential Treatment cottage, named after long-time friends and donors, Jack & Carol Clark, is home for up to 30 teens needing intensive therapeutic support. As we reflect on this past year, we wish to acknowledge the passing of one of the Center’s dearest friends and most loyal supporters, Jack Clark. He, along with his wife, Carol, devoted extraordinary resources to ensure the best facilities and treatment were available to the children and teens at the Center. Our most sincere appreciation for his legacy of generosity and passion for our mission. His name is now part of the DNA of our institution and we are fortunate to have Carol continue their legacy of transformational giving. San Diego Center for Children


Financial Stability 89%

Statement of Financial Position 6/30/2016


Total Assets

$ 14,310,166

$ 13,844,592

Total Liabilities



Total Net Assets

$ 10,089,754

$ 10,053,169

Total Liabilities & Net Assets

$ 14,310,166

$ 13,844,592



Fees for services - government

Revenue & Support

6% 5% Fundraising $


Fees for services - non-government






Other income



Total revenue and support

$ 21,409,906

Expenses Fees for services









Total expenses

$ 21,373,321

Change in net assets



Net assets beginning of year



Net assets end of year



Fees for services non-government


3% Fundraising

Fees for services - government

88% Services

Revenue and Support

9% Overhead

Statement of Activities

* For June 30, 2016 16

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Community Support & Collaborations Our success would not be possible without the many donors and volunteers who provide their valuable resources of time, treasure and talent to ensure our mission and vision are accomplished. Thank you to the companies who have generously supported our efforts through sponsorship, underwriting, employee giving, volunteerism and more throughout the year. We are thrilled to continue vital partnerships with such outstanding organizations.

It has been a joy to partner with caring organizations, community and civic groups, school clubs, and local businesses. Their generous contributions have provided vital underwriting and volunteer resources for the children and families we serve.

The Iris Auxiliary to the San Diego Center for Children has supported children in our care for over 35 years. Their mission is to provide the “extras” that help the children have the same experiences that other children enjoy. This amazing group of ladies presented us with a $28,000 check at their Annual Meeting in June 2016 from all fundraising activities they coordinated to continue benefiting the youth we serve. “I get a lot more out of volunteering than what I give to the kids. I can see in their faces that they appreciate the consistency of me being there week after week. They have suffered a lot of loss and broken promises. I just love working with children.” - Pat, Volunteer of the Center & Iris Auxiliary Member

Countless hours were provided this fiscal year by over 500 volunteers. Iris Auxiliary members alone totaled 439 volunteer hours in helping youth learn how to sew various items, including quilts. “I saw the positive turnaround my stepson made from going to the Academy, and I can’t speak enough of what the Center has done to help him. I’ve gotten to know people at the Center, which is why I also continue volunteering. I’m loyal to the Center.” - Maribeth, Center Volunteer of the Year 2015

Employee Collaboration & Wellness We are thankful for our caring, multidisciplinary team of over 365 culturally-and trauma-informed team members who support the health care needs of thousands of families. The safety and well-being of the families we serve are as important as the needs of our employees. Through our employee-run Live for Live Committee, we offered 502 wellness classes and activities this fiscal year, with 2,019 instances of staff participation from approximately 361 individual team members.

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Fundraising Events Wacky Wonky Walk & Kids Festival - October 25, 2015 A scrumdiddlyumptious day it was at the gorgeous Waterfront Park that included a 4.89K Wacky Walk reminiscent of the spirit and décor of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Over 1,000 attendees were led to a kid friendly festival, which included food vendors and wacky activity extravaganza enjoyed by all ages. “I slept in the same style of bed. None of these children are here by choice or did they ask for this. I know exactly what they’re going through. Even if I help one kid through what I do for the Center, it’s worth it.” - Joe, Volunteer of the Center and Wacky Willy Wonka

Holiday FUNDrive - December 13, 2015 Holiday cheer was celebrated on our main 9-acre campus in Linda Vista which was turned into a Winter Wonderland. 300 community members helped trim the trees, hang stockings and decorate for the holiday season. Additionally, toys and gift cards were donated to help families we serve. Vespa Motorsport’s Annual Scooter Toy Run was also a big highlight of this fun-filled event.

129th Anniversary Celebration - June 2, 2016 Our “Blues Thursday” gala was celebrated by 300 attendees at the U.S. Grant Hotel. Guests were amazed by the musical and artistic talents from our youth through an open-mic performance, and the success story of a former Academy student. It was an honor for us to also present Susie Sides and Jim Avery with our PATH Award – “Partner in Achieving Transformation and Hope”. On behalf of the San Diego City Council, Councilmember Lorie Zapf presented a distinguishable City Council Proclamation proclaiming June 2, 2016 as Susie Sides and Jim Avery Day.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors who helped us raise funds and awareness of our life-changing services: Alliant Insurance Services BB&T - John Burnham Insurance Services Calpine Corporation Kyocera International LANtelligence Inc.


NRG Energy, Inc. Pala Casino & Resort PAR Electrical Contractors Picketfence Design Inc. San Diego County Credit Union SDG&E

Southwest Airlines Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Takeda California U.S. Bank

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Donor Wall Jennifer Aase ABB Inc. Elaine Abraham Acru Health Precision Chiropractic Nancy Adams Lou Addeo Advanced Microgrid Solutions Beatriz Akins Christine Allen Alliant Insurance Services Inc. Helen Allison Shirley Allister Elizabeth Allman Allstate The Giving Campaign Karla Alves Kirjah Amantea Amazon Smile Foundation Alena Amott Amphibious Construction Battalion United States Navy Cynthia N. Anderson Duane Anderson Ray Anderson Frederick and Alice Andrus Angels Baseball Anonymous Donor Advised Fund of the Liberty Hill Foundation Anonymous James and Elizabeth Ferris Jay Anthony Nick Anton Aquarium of the Pacific Arizona Tile, LLC Tomme Arthur AT&T Employee Giving Campaign Peter Aubrecht Weldon and Deborah Aultman Jim Avery and Susie Sides Patricia Avery Charles Bahde Aldona Maria Balciunas Gabriella Baldoni Ballotta Entertainment Reiss Balog Bank of America Charitable Foundation Annual Report 2015-2016

Barbarella Restaurant Caroline Barberio Moisés and Vicki Barón Barona Band of Mission Indians Dawn Barrett and Carol Baker Leticia Barron Diane Barry Gordon and Susan Bartow Amanda Bates Charlotte Baum Larry Baza BB&T John Burnham Insurance Sean Beatty Beck Ellman Heald Agency Inc. Dave and Alison Beck David and Kathy Beck Christine Becker Curt Becker Tashina Beckmann Behavioral Health Recognition Dinner Brett Beightol Marisa and Riamour Bell Bellus Academy Belly Up Tavern Belmont Park Ray Bender and Peg Neuhauser Linda Benning John and Margot Berg Jenni Bethell Paul and Maralyn Bevilaqua Mary L. Bianco Big 5 Sporting Goods Big Daddy Cigars Bikes for Kids Bob and Darcy Bingham Joe Binning Cammile Bird Pamela Stones Bistro Du Marche Bixby Zane Larry and Marla Black Dawn Blaikie Linnea Blair The Arthur and Barbara Bloom Foundation Bernard and Heidi Blotner

April Bolduc Nichole Bolger Lynn Bond Robert Bond Books in Boxes Boomers Ed and Mary Ann Bosanac Robert and Jacquelin Boswell Susan Bourrillion Heather Bowden Richard Boyce and Elaine Rogers Cheryl Boyd Boys & Girls Foundation Brack & Mason Attorneys At Law Mary Bradbury Lala and Jasmine Brandolini Don and Jeri Brandom Richard and Susan Braun Ernest Brazier Carol Breckenridge Tiana Britt Donald and Gary Brodhagen Greg and Sandy Brown John Brown Paul and Julie Brown Antonina Brunetto John Bucher Dennis Buckley Buffalo Wild Wings Jennifer Bungo-Gaudinez Christa Burke The Burnham Foundation Esther Burnham Estate Scott and Louise Burrus Business Network Consultants, LLC Vanessa Buso Callaway Golf Company Callaway Vineyard & Winery Peter Callstrom and Patti Riley Calpine Corporation Rodrigo Calvo Albertina Camacho Marianela Camarillo Camp Diego Canine Daycare and Boarding Richard Campagna

Colleen Campbell James L. Campbell Trust/Estate Robert Campbell Ricardo Campos Mark Canavarro Alma Canizalez Melissa Cantrell Capay Organic Carly’s Cause, Inc. Lynette Carter Tim and Christina Carter Kristan Caruso La Casa del Zorro Paola Castiglioni Deena Castillo Melva Castillo Cesar Castro Mark Castro Catalina Restaurant Group Hanis Cavin The Century Club of San Diego Chip and Kay Certain Veronica Ceseña Chris and Maria Chan Change A Life Foundation Mary L. Chaparro Diane Chapman Charitable Adult Rides & Services, Inc. William and Aimee Cheek The Cheesecake Factory - Chula Vista Scott Chelberg Christ Church of San Diego Brooke Cipolla City National Bank City of San Diego Jack* and Carol Clark Greg Clark Margaret Clark Rachel Clark Randy and Michael Clark Jeremy Clemmons Todd Clemmons CM Management Services Adria Coburn Coco’s Cohn Restaurant Group 19

Judith and Frank Colangelo Derek and Sandra Cole Laurie Coleman Cooking 4 Life Lloyd Cooper Noelle Cooper Red and Laurie Corbett Jennifer Costello County of San Diego Courtney Craig Yvonne Creswell Carlos Cristiani Daniel Crook Jose Cruz Frank and Karen Csaszar Cucina Urbana Melissa Cunningham Todd and Stacey Cunningham Currant American Brasserie Brenda Dale Jamie Daley Lauren Daley Robert Daley Tresa Dalton John Daniel Darcy and Robert Bingham Fund Stratton Darrow and Cindy Larson Ali and Farrah Darvishi Dave and Elaine Darwin Raj Dasgupta and Antara Banerjee David C. Copley Foundation Barbara Davies Mike Davis Paul Davis Davy Architecture Ric and Michele Davy Dawson Insurance & Financial Services Janie DeCelles Sandra Dedic Ted and Helen Dedic Del E. Webb Foundation Del Mar Country Club Del Mar Rendezvous Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Delish Dogs Shannon K. Dempsey Stacy Denherder Robert and Whitney DeSantis Brian and Karen DeWitt 20

Robert Diaz Evangela Dixon Rosalind Doby Ann Dominguez Gonzalo Dominguez Maria Dominguez Donovans Steak and Chop House Erik and Heather Dorthé Karensa Douglas Jimmy Doung Don Downing Scott Drury Christine Dullaghan Lisa Dunlap Earth Made Snowcones Karin Eastham Easy Turf Eclipse Cash Systems Eddie V’s La Jolla Todd Edwards Matt Ehlers Mike and Aaryn Ehlers Randal and Grace Ehm Marianne Ek El Pollo Loco Elizabeth Foundation Emerald Textiles, LLC. David Emerson Vanessa Erickson Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Arleene Estrada Justina Eten Eugene M. and Joan F. Foster Family Charitable Fund Happy Face DeVere and Candace Fader Fairmont Grand Del Mar The Gordon Family Farmers Insurance Geraldine Faucett Howard and Gail Feldman Melissa Fernandes Richard and Amy Fernie Felicia Ferrell Ferring Research Institute Field Family Foundation Film Friends Division of the Order of the Unicorn First Book

Flagship Cruises & Events Grant Fleener and Carlotta Wright-Fleener Floaties Swim School Sandra Flores Michael and Pamela Foley Barton and Jenny Ford Frank Fornaca Frank Fornaca Kate Fornaca Sheri Fowler Fraeda and Bill Kopman Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Ria Francisco Frank Motors Faiya Fredman French Masserini Fund William and Judy Friedel Ronald Friedman Susan Fuller Katie Gabrielson Cheryl Gaidmore Ray and Cindy Gallagher James Gamez Sarah Garcia Julie Garland Erika Gasior Frederick Gasparro Joe and Alicia Gaudio Mike Gault and Michelle Mueller Kristen Gay Monica Generotzky Patti Ghio Marne Gibbs-Hicke Jon and Bobbie Gilbert Jacqueline Gillman Mary Giovaniello Girl Scout Troop 8631 Girls Scout Troop 4251 Joyce Glazer Jonathan Gold Susan S. Golden Mark and Kris Goldstein Evelyn Gomez Johnna Gomez Luis Gomez Erica Gomez-Aranda Fernando Gonzalez Lisa Goodman

Karen Goodrum Christy Gordon Danielle Gordon Delores Gordon Brandon Goucher Grant Thornton Laury Graves Valerie Graziano Terry Green Kathleen Grenfell Jon and Jackie Greulich Nancy Greulich Eve Guianan William Gunther and Kristy Pruitt Elizabeth Haines Dave Hall Justin Hancy Ronald Hansen Hansen’s Surfboards Jesse and Jane Haro Peter and Katheryn Haro Laila Harper Russ Harrel Crystal Harris Henry Harris Paul and Leigh Harris Sophie Harris Chris and Debbie Harrold Stan and Leigh Hartman Ivana Hawley Vickie Hayman Marsi Hays Steve and Laureen Hebert Kori Helstern Melissa Henry Edy Hernandez Denise Hickey Steven Higgins Anthony and Selena Hill Georgie Hill Susan Hill Bruce and Jennifer Hirsch Hazel Holbrook Seymour Holzman Stewart Holzman Honda of El Cajon Elizabeth Hone Hornblower Cruises and Events Steven Horstman San Diego Center for Children

Roy Houston and Pam Hansen Jeffrey and Misty Howard Mary Hubbard Kim Hui Brent Hull and Pam Ross Alan Hunt David Hunt Irene Hunt Aly Hupp Michael Hurlburt and Cheryl Rode Charlene Hutchins IKEA San Diego Il Fornaio Del Mar Iris Auxiliary J* Company Youth Theater Pete Jackson Charles and Karen Jacobson Arjun Jain Jeffrey Janicik Jarvis Jersey Mike’s Subs Jesinoski Arts JMI Realty Bill and Wendy Johnson Jennifer Johnson Mary Johnson Michelle Johnson Warren Johnson Brooke Jones Just Call Us Volunteers Randall and Marilyn Kaforey Jim Kalb Lyle and Sue Kalish Ruhi Kamran Peter and Maureen Kane Stacy Kaplan Trina Kaplan Karen and Jeffrey Silberman Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Karing Kwilts/Binky Patrol Michelle Kasney Kasperick Family Charitable Gift Account at Schwab Charitable The Kasperick Foundation Vince and Candace Kasperick Sundiata and Carla Kata Denis Katatcha Kathy Wright & Co. Annual Report 2015-2016

Mel and Linda L. Katz Melanie Keller Ryan Kelly Shirley Kelly Tara Kelly John and Yoli Kenney Stephanie Kenyon Heather Kibbee Killer Street Tacos John and Lisa King Brian and Carrie Kintz Richard and Linda Kintz Scott and Jamie Kintz Jeffrey and Natalie Kirkman Marcy Knopman John Koch Ray Kociencki Kohl’s Department Stores Doug and Candis Kolb Doug and Jamie Komen Bill and Fraeda Kopman Judith Kopp Mike Kowalski John Kratzer Melissa Krause Lindsey Kugel Alex Kunkel Andrew and Pamela Kurz David Kvederis Kyocera International La Jolla Hair Studio & Gallery La Jolla Playhouse La Jolla Shores Hotel La Valencia Hotel George and Betsey LaBreche Amy Lajiness Fernando Landa Diana Landis LANtelligence Inc. Javon Larreta George and Carol Lattimer Lauer Fund James H. Lauer Angela Laurita Bertha Leech Pamela Legge Marcela Leon Donna Levin Jaime Levine

Saul Levine and Ann Garland Brad Lewis and Carole Fish Mark Lewkowitz and Sharon Grodner Emily Libby Liberty Hill Foundation Joan Liddell Maryam Lieberman Jacob Lincoln Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Ken Little Wei Liu Merlin Loch Loews Coronado Bay Resort Lily Loh Francisa Lohmann The Lot Lisa Lovelace Jill Lozier Kelly Lozier Michelle Lu Bruce Lugn Ron and Noreen Lyons Courtney Mahar Suneeta Maharana Edward Mahoney and Jean Curtis-Mahoney Malahat Spirits Co. Manni Malhotra Ann Marie Malino Timothy Malott Billy Ray and Blanca Mancillas Norman Mann Elena Manos Emmanuel Manriquez Charles and Sharon Manzuk Matthew Marino John Maroon Lucy Marquez Ted and Lidia S. Martinez Ken and Kari Martone Marvin K. Brown Auto Center Nicole Mason Stephanie Mason Sue Mason Ramona Master Lauren Matkaluk

Charles and Sandi Matranga Stacy Matseas Sandra Mayberry Michael Mayer Mishelle Maynard James McCabe Kevin and Leann McCarthy Dave and Maureen McCaslin Chris McCloskey Dennis McConnell McCormick & Wright Interior Design Sara McCracken Stanley and Kandace McCrae Marcia Mccullough Rebecca McCune Laura McDonald Candy Mcginley Don and Laurel McKahan Damian and Lori McKinney Dan Mcnally Debby McNeil Joseph McQuaide Dean Megyesi Amanda Meisner Loren and Gina Mell Kristin Mellish Krystina Ann Mendoza MEPCor Inc. Alex Mercandetti and Inju Sturgeon Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center Danette Mielak Alison Milhous David and Shelley Miller Jordan Miller Kimberly Miller Paul Miller Kenneth Mink Randy and Jennifer Minnier Mission Federal Credit Union Linda Mitrovich Drew Mittelstaedt Riley Mixson The Moca Fund at Schwab Charitable The Modern Honolulu Money/Arenz Foundation, Inc. Jessica Montoya Kimi Moore Mary Moore Karitina Morett 21

Charles Morgan Katie Morrill Donna Moss Maribeth Motshagen Betsy Mousavi Ellen and Jim Moxham The Mueller/Gault Charitable Foundation of the AYCO Charitable Foundation James and Nancy Mullen Jim Mulvaney Kathryn Murphy Na Pizza Monica Nash National Foundation for Autism Research Ali Nayab Adia Nembhard Network for Good The New Children’s Museum Jim and Lynne Newman Myra Ng Lillian Nguyen Mike and Linda Niggli Nine-Ten Restaurant Nobu San Diego Janet Nord The Nordson Corporation Foundation North Park Massage Julie North Nicole Nottoli NRG Energy, Inc. Dick and Bobbi Oestreicher Jeannie Oestreicher Ohana Cafe Caitlin O’Hea The O’Hea Family Courtney Olinger The Paula B. and Oliver W. Jones Family Foundation Inc. Ray Oliver Orfila Wineyards Erin O’Rourke Bradley Orr Terry Orth Mark and Lorrie Ostrander Carl Oswald Sally and Howard Oxley Joseph Pacheco The Pacifica Group of Restaurants Edward Padilla 22

Pala Casino and Resort Jessica Palmer Zenia Panao Pangloss Cellars PAR Electrical Contractors LaDonna Parham J. Leon and Sandra Parish Jinsook Park Wendy Parker Tonita Parsons Lisa Patton Maria Patton Robert Penner Neil and Kate Pennington Alicia Perkins Jeannine Perlman Roxane Perruso Pet Smart James Petaishiski Eliot and Stephanie Peters Peterson Family Trust Thomas Peterson Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Colleen Phelan Piaggio Group Americas Piatti Restaurant Picketfence Design Inc. Jerry Pikolycky and Lee Clark Cecilia Pina Colette Pisacano Jay and Jean Pohl Margaret and Byron James Polak Estate Todd Poling Steve Porter Michael Potempa Chris Powers Raghul Premkumar Ronald Presley Price Philanthropies Foundation Promises2Kids Proven Recruiting PRP Wine International Doug Puskar Toni and John Pyjar James Pyle Qualcomm Inc. Monica Rak Lauren Ramers Lucia Ramirez

Veronica Ramirez Rams Hill Richard and Maria Randazzo Re Spectrum Community Steve and Sylvia Re Deborah Reddecliff Michelle Redondo Roland and Carol Reed Mike Refermat John Reis and Jennifer Silva-Reis Reliant Funding Repris Wines ResMed Foundation Tori Rice Susan Richman Amy Richmond Tevan Riedel John Rigby and Teri Appelson Joseph Risse Penny Robbins Cyndie Robison Rod and Sylvia Sherwood Fund Eva Jo Rode Heather Rogers Oscar Rojas Barbara Roper Randall Rose Paul and Susan Rosenberg Sam Rosen-Hall Eric Rosenthal Ross Stores, Inc. Charles and Mary Ross Jasmine Roufchaie Leonard Rowe Royal India Veronica Rubio Nicolette Ruiz William and Beverly Rulon Tim Russell Karen Russo David Ruyle Michael Ruzzo San Diego Mesa College Classified Senate Daniel Sage Sahagian Family Foundation Jim and Jane Sahagian Nick Salisbury and Zahra Mamdani Benjamin Saltzer

San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego Automotive Museum San Diego Center for Children, Intensive Treatment Center, Facility Maintenance Fund San Diego County Credit Union San Diego County Office of Education San Diego Family Care San Diego Insurance Adjusters Association San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Natural History Museum San Diego Nice Guys San Diego Padres San Diego Zoo Jerry Sanders and Rana Sampson Mark Sanders Jesse Sandoval Ray Sandoval Dyana Sandry-Woo Save Our Heritage Organisation Joe and Barbara Scafidi Anthony Scarpulla Susanne Schaible Diana Schaumburg Edward Schlesier Mathias and Jutta Schmidt Michael and Meg Schneider Myron and Doreen Schonbrun Marci Schullo Claudia Schumacher Mark Schwartz James and Marilyn Scoffin Saverina Scopelleti Tanya Scott San Diego Productions Inc. SDG&E Seaworld of California Ann Seay Elexis Sedano Lauren Seikaly Sempra Employee Giving Network Sempra Energy Foundation Abed and Aida Shadfan Bobby Shah and Biraj Garg Tracy Shaw Laura Shell and Teresa Lindenmeier Gwendolyn Shelton Roderick and Sylvia Sherwood Estate San Diego Center for Children

James Shetler Shifthound Inc. Maile A Short Bert Shure Joseph and Gloria Shurman Fern Siegel Pamela Sikes Jeff and Karen Silberman Silicon Valley Community Foundation Dell Employee Engagement Fund Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa Alyse Simon Art and Patricia Sinay Rob and Michelle Singh Andrea Sisney Harry and Donna Skinner Aimee Smith Isaac Smith Kathleen Smith Will Smith James Jensen and Mili Smythe SolarscapeUSA The Solis Family Esmeralda Soto Jeff Southerton and Eileen Blasi Southwest Airlines Matthew Spagnuolo Rudy and Tracy Spano David Spees and JoEllen Patterson Joe Sprague St. Germaine Children’s Charity Jamie St. John Stafford Memorial Trust Stampin’ Up Amy Stanbery Dawn Stankus Martin Stein Ken and Paula Steitz Kevin Sternagle Adam Stettner Ted Steuer Stone Struck Jewelry John and Carolyn Strauss W V Stutzman Lawrence Sukay Sungevity Sur La Table Sara Swick Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Annual Report 2015-2016

Sycuan Casino Symbolic Music Band Laurie Tajima Takeda California Katrina Tamura Jane Tanaka Timothy and Marria Tang Christine Tatom Jennifer Taylor Nancy Taylor Ryan Telford Hannah Tello Sonya Terry Texture Wines Brian and Gwynn Thomas Frank and Nancy Thompson Joan Kiesner Thompson Jennifer Thorn Stephen Thunder Kathy Tilley Tiny Prints Jack Togut Mary Tolena Allyson Tolliver Brett and Julia Tomko Marty Tracey and Teresa Wolownik Duy Tran Angela Travers David Tresville Trish Troxler Diana Twadell UC San Diego, Transportation Union Bank UNITE Hair United Way California Capital Region United Way Central Indiana United Way Greater Los Angeles United Way of San Diego County United Way of San Diego County Tocqueville Society Pfizer United Way Campaign The University Club Christian Urias Edmund Ursin The US Grant U.S. Bank USS Midway Museum Susan Valletta Kelly Van den Heuvel

Juan and Adrienne Vargas Sarah Vatch John Velguth Susan Velguth Vespa Motorsport Simon Vetter Esteban and Danitza Villanueva The Visio Group William Vogeney Rachelle Vogt Vons Todd Voorhees W Hotel Seattle Stacie W. W. Scott McIntyre Memorial Fund Ray and Linda Waddell Wendy Waddell Susan S. Wagner Ann Wallace Mark Walsh Elaine Walters Keith S. Ward Bart and Linda Wear Earl Wederbrook Dale Wedge Nathan and Anita Weedmark Rachel Wegner Steven Weinreich and Sarah Mesnick Karen Weisser Dawn Welch Donna Wessel-Graham Steve and Lynne Wheeler Whillock Contracting, Inc. Austin White Jim and Tina White Judy White The William and Wendy Johnson Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Anne Williams Austin Williams Katherine Williams Luke Williams and Mariah Archer-Williams Lynn Williams Keith Wilson Winnard Music Studio Virginia Wofford Jonathan and Mariam Woldermariam Julie Wong

Nancy Woods Edward Woolf Carolynn Workman World’s Authentic Tastes, LLC Regis and Kristi Worley Brent and Jeanette Wright WundaBar Pilates - San Diego Mike and Jill Wykosky Michelle Yantos Rita Yeasted Cassi Young-Paxton Marlene Zagon Julie Zamba Alan Zekelman Adam and Denise Zoldan Victor and Guadalupe Zuniga

*Deceased San Diego Foundation donor Corporate ComMISSIONers JoyMakers

We have made every effort to include our donors who graciously made a financial or in-kind donation from 7/1/15 - 6/30/16. If you have found an error or omission, please contact Karitina Morett, Development Coordinator, at (858) 5693935 or


Leadership Team Board of Trustees Keith Wilson, Ph.D., Chairperson Vice President Takeda San Diego

Brian DeWitt Vice President and Division Counsel Qualcomm, Inc.

Ann Garland, Ph.D., Vice-Chairperson Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling & MFT University of San Diego

Jackie Greulich Student and Career Services Manager University of San Diego School of Business

Frank Fornaca, Treasurer President The ReadiGroup, Inc.

Candace Kasperick Program Nurse, Children & Youth in Transition San Diego Unified School District

Paul Davis, Secretary Manager, Sponsorships Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Damian McKinney Founder and Chief Executive Officer McKinney Advisory Group

Jean Pohl Special Education Resource Specialist, Retired San Diego Unified School District Patricia Riley General Counsel McKinney Advisory Group Nancy Rix Managing Partner Dickerson Rix and Co., LLP Veronica Rubio Senior Vice President & Senior Private Banker City National Bank, Private Client Services

Meg Schneider Technical/Proposal Writer, Retired Doreen Schonbrun Interim Executive Director Arts and Culture Commission San Diego Susie Sides San Diego Gas and Electric, Retired Gwynn Thomas Vice President HUB International Moisés Barón, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer San Diego Center for Children

Advisory Council Jodie Brokowski, Esq. General Counsel Children’s Specialists of San Diego Tim Carter Director, Alternative Funding Solutions Employee Benefits Division Barney & Barney, Marsh & McLennan Agency Dave Cieslak President & Co-Founder Scutari & Cieslak Public Relations

Linda L. Katz Community Leader, Civic Activist Richard Kintz, Esq. Partner, Corporate Practice Group Sheppard Mullin (of counsel) Bruce Kramer Director North County Consortium of Special Education (retired)

Lidia S. Martinez Community Affairs & Grassroots Manager Southwest Airlines

Pam Werner Senior Executive Director of Development UCSD Health Sciences (retired)

Lynne Newman Former SDCC Board Member Former Kids Aid Auxiliary Member Phyllis Snyder Active Community Leader Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund Rady Children’s Hospital

Senior Leadership Moisés Barón, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer Cheryl Rode, Ph.D. Vice President of Clinical Operations Lori Barnes, LMFT Senior Director of Campus Programs


Alison Beck Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement Don Bradley Director of Operations Pamela Hansen, LCSW Senior Director of Specialty Clinical Programs

Misty Howard Director of Quality Assurance

Pamela Ross Director of Human Resources

Diana Landis Director of Finance Nancy Macnamara Director of Education/Principal San Diego Center for Children

child’s mental health is just as “ Aimportant as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm — and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties. - Kate Middleton



Funding for a portion of our programs provided by the County of San Diego

San Diego Center for Children

3002 Armstrong Street San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: (858) 277-9550

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