Mission Possible A Quarterly Community Relations Report OUR LEADERSHIP ROLE IN PROTECTING CONSUMERS Pictured (L to R): Mission Fed’s Korinn Dolkas, Carlsbad Branch Manager; Shannon Kilpatrick, Carlsbad Branch Financial Services Representative; Kendra Allen, Carlsbad Branch Senior Financial Services Representative; Barbara Eastman, Staff Resource Pool Manager. The Return of Taste of Carlsbad Village Mission Fed was proud to help bring back the Taste of Carlsbad Village and serve as the title sponsor for this sold out event. Over 500 people strolled through the streets of Carlsbad for the return of the annual foodie event. Hosted by the Carlsbad Village Association, the event showcased the city’s flourishing culinary scene with 30 local eateries, 10 sip stops and musical acts spread throughout downtown Carlsbad. In the midst of the public’s concern over consumer safety and identity theft, we’re proud of the leadership role that our President and CEO Debra Schwartz and Mission Fed have taken to communicate the importance to remain vigilant during these times. In her role as Board Treasurer of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), Debra visited Capitol Hill to deliver remarks during a congressional hearing on Data Security: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities for Improvement. Locally, Debra appeared on Good Morning San Diego (KUSI) where she shared her knowledge, tips and recommendations on how consumers can help protect their personal and financial data, topics of much importance during the holiday season and in light of recent data breaches. “The Love of Humankind” Congratulations to all NPD 2017 Honorees for their exemplary and selfless work throughout San Diego! Photo credit Giving Back Magazine. Pictured (L to R): Carlos Amezcua, co-anchor of Good Morning San Diego and Debra Schwartz, Mission Fed’s President & CEO. Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day (NPD), November 15, is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to put that word into action and recognize the change philanthropy has brought to our communities. In San Diego, Mission Fed proudly supported this year’s National Philanthropy Day at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, an event devoted to the celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlighted the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy and all those involved in the philanthropic process have made to our region. Organized by the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFPSD), NPD 2017 brought together hundreds of San Diegans to recognize the positive change that philanthropy has brought to our communities and to highlight how they, or their organization, are helping to change the world. Pictured (L to R): Mission Fed’s Angie Lasagna, VP Community Relations, celebrates the morning kickoff with Dr. Zoolittle. Supporting Crucial Conservation Mission Fed has been a longtime supporter of the San Diego Zoo and a sponsor of Kids Free in October since 2011, a program that allows kids free entry to San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. Throughout the month of October, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park had over 400,000 visitors, with over 70,000 free kids admissions. As part of our partnership, Mission Fed also presented a $5,000 donation to the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy to help combat wildlife trafficking and support crucial conservation projects worldwide. Dia de los Muertos at the San Luis Rey Mission Mission Fed joined over 40,000 attendees at the largest festival of its kind in San Diego County, Dia de los Muertos at the San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside. Dia de los Muertos is the annual Mexican Celebration of the Day of the Dead and is an all-day community event with diverse cultural traditions to remember and honor deceased loved ones. On October 29, the Mission showcased traditional marigold altars, native Oaxacan dances and entertainment, carnival rides and a classic car show. Pictured (L to R): Mission Fed’s Jennifer Ruiz-Sanchez, Universal Services Representative I, Escondido Branch; Cindy Sandback, Senior Regional Business Development Officer; Toni Rodriguez, Senior Financial Services Representative, Oceanside Branch; Lorri Wright, Oceanside Branch Manager and Irene Ruiz-Sanchez, Universal Services Representative II, Oceanside Branch. Traditional face painted family.
WINTER 2017 SPOTLIGHT ON COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Caring for our Beaches On September 2, in partnership with the San Diego County Chapter of Surfrider Foundation and FM 94/9, Mission Fed joined 200 volunteers as part of an Oceanside beach cleanup. Participants helped to remove trash and recyclables from the beach, pier and parking lot area to help ensure that no marine animals succumb to the plastic waste in our ocean. Mission Fed is proud to be part of the cleanup efforts that protect and restore our beaches and coastal parks for all to enjoy. Nutritious Food to People in Need In September, 22 volunteers comprised of Mission Fed teammates, family and friends visited the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank at the nonprofit’s warehouse food-packing and distribution hub. Together, the volunteers filled over 700 backpacks of food for kids, packed 803 boxes for seniors and prepared over 20,660 meals in under two hours. Discoveries Made at Local Museums This October, Mission Fed partnered with the San Diego Museum Council on its annual Kids Free in October program and provided nearly 20,000 kids free admission to over 43 art, cultural and science museums in San Diego County. Kids Free in October was an opportunity for thousands of families to enjoy museum experiences and learn about everything from dinosaurs and military heroes to astronauts and artists. These opportunities allow kids to explore cultural destinations and attractions throughout the San Diego region—from the California Surf Museum in Oceanside to the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista. Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts San Diego This September, Girl Scouts San Diego celebrated its 100th anniversary with a 20th edition of its fundraiser for grown-ups, the Urban Campout. Mission Fed was there to celebrate this fun-filled event at the Girl Scout Lodge on the Balboa Campus. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will help Girl Scouts San Diego provide more than 23,000 local girls with life skills, opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and leadership programs that challenge girls to venture outdoors, volunteer in their communities and have fun learning. Pictured (L to R): Guest Debbie Rider; Mission Fed’s Angie Lasagna, VP Community Relations; Guest Richard Farler. Photo credit Paul Nestor.