Marin Gives Back

Local Marin businesses and non-profits give back

It takes the efforts of many to make Marin and the Bay Area a better place. As the holiday season begins, many in the community turn their attention to those in need and business owners are no exception. Here at Marin Magazine we would like to take a moment to recognize and highlight the philanthropic efforts of our business partners. Here are some nonprofits and business owners that are giving back to the community.

Catholic Charities Salutes The Godmothers of St. Vincent’s!

Susan Upshaw, Iliana Milan, Patricia Grotins
Susan Upshaw, Iliana Milan, Patricia Grotins

Thank you to The Godmothers for supporting Catholic Charities St. Vincent’s School for Boys! Your countless hours fundraising and volunteering help provide a safe, nurturing environment where the boys can build self-esteem, improve social skills and renew trust. A program of Catholic Charities, St. Vincent’s is a 52-bed licensed Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program, annually serving up to 60 boys ages 7-18. The program also provides resources and services to families to ensure the boys return to a healthy home environment where they can continue to thrive.

With services across San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties, and Catholic Charities CYO Camp in Sonoma

County, Catholic Charities creates lasting, data-driven solutions to some of the most pressing human challenges in our community – homelessness, aging in isolation, generational poverty, HIV/AIDS, inequality, and immigration to name a few.

Catholic Charities serves everyone: one person, one family, one community at a time. Learn more about how you can get involved by contacting Pat Gallagher, Chief Development Officer at [email protected]


Helping Marin’s Concussion and Stroke Survivors Thrive

the Clinical Team of Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery
Patricia Gill, Executive Director, Kim Strub, Coldwell Banker REALTOR®, and the Clinical Team of Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery

Coldwell Banker REALTOR® Kim Strub supports the mission of Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery. “At Schurig Center, we believe everyone deserves to live their best life and have access to continued rehabilitation, regardless of their financial ability. With a brain injury happening every 15 seconds from an accident, concussion, or stroke, there is a growing need for programs that help survivors and their families,” shares Kim.

Schurig Center is at the forefront of brain injury recovery, filling gaps in care with an array of services found nowhere else in our area and designed by an experienced team of professionals. Their innovative concussion services are considered a model program, recently being showcased at conferences locally and abroad. Schurig Center is also a member of ConcussionSmart Marin, a county-wide coalition aimed at protecting Marin’s youth.

“I support Schurig Center because it matters so much to the people who need it. It’s an innovative organization that Marin is lucky to have. Please join me in supporting this critically- needed nonprofit. Help people not only survive, but thrive.”

Dr. Karen Horton is an advocate and educator for breast reconstruction after cancer treatment. She dedicates part of her practice to advanced breast reconstruction techniques for women following lumpectomy or mastectomy for breast cancer. Dr. Horton donates her time, energy and philanthropy to San Francisco’s Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and Breast Cancer Healthline, Young Survival Coalition, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, the DIEPc Foundation and local Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) group.

Karen is honored to co-chair the upcoming American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS)-supported Plastic Surgery Foundation – San Francisco fundraiser on May 8, 2020, 5-7 PM, that will raise awareness about breast reconstruction and directly provide funds to Bay Area women in need of financial assistance for reconstruction. Follow @drkarenhorton on Instagram to receive updates!


A Shared Vision: Marin Optometry and 10,000 Degrees

Sharon Segal, Dr. Jean Brennan and Kim Mazzuca
Sharon Segal, Dr. Jean Brennan and Kim Mazzuca

Sharon Segal and Dr. Jean Brennan of Marin Optometry are longtime supporters of college success nonprofit 10,000 Degrees. Having worked closely with President & CEO Kim Mazzuca, they know firsthand of the need to help more local students to get into and succeed in college.

Marin Optometry’s practice has always been committed to serving the community, and it’s in this spirit that they give generously to 10,000 Degrees to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college.

“I believe in educational equity, and I am a proud supporter of 10,000 Degrees. Every child in this country should have the right to attend college, and we should do everything we can to make that happen.” – Sharon Segal, Marin Optometry and Vice Chair of Resource Development, 10,000 Degrees Board of Directors

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