The VisionNow program at RSF Foundation highlights activities that our donors are engaged in which put their charitable vision for a brighter future into action today. We believe that a shared vision for addressing needs and changing lives can make real and lasting impact in our communities.
VisionNow: Human Trafficking – In Plain Sight
Date & Time: Monday, April 29, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Hive – Leichtag Foundation
Join Rancho Santa Fe Foundation donors and friends for a conversation with experts dealing with human trafficking to discuss the prevalence in our city and prevention, recovery and empowerment for survivors. Performing a dramatic presentation at the event will be a group of student actors from kNOwMORE. See More Details
VisionNow: Developing the Next Generation
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we discuss workforce development opportunities for at risk youth ages 16-24 in San Diego County. Our three panelists will each share the “why” and “how” of programs they have developed. They’ll also share challenges those youth face and how their programs are not only helping secure jobs but putting the youth on a career path for a sustainable future. See More Details
VisionNow: Building a Creative Community
Date: October 3, 2017
A conversation about the arts in our community – current climate of the arts, challenges organizations face, and trends for the future, hosted by RSF Foundation on October 3, 2017. Our panelists discussed topics including: current climate of the arts in San Diego, our community’s dedication to building a creative community, what arts organizations have in common and the unique challenges that each organization faces.
VisionNow: Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine
Date & Time: Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – Reception
6:00 p.m. – Program
Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine is pioneering the use of rapid whole genome sequencing to diagnose and inform care for our sickest infants and children.
Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc
President and CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine
VisionNow: Giving in a Global Community
Date: September 28, 2016
A conversation about international philanthropy with leaders of organizations with local roots that are addressing needs around the world, hosted by RSF Foundation on September 28, 2016. Our panelists discussed topics including: why give across the globe when there are many needs here at home, and how we can do the most good and least unintentional harm with our international philanthropy. View the brief videos below for their insights.
- Neil Otto, Project Concern International
- David Risher, Worldreader
- John Rowe, Omo Child
- Mark Holmlund, Moderator, RSF Foundation board chairman
Question 1: Why give globally when there are still local needs?
Question 2: How do you select which global issues to address?
Question 3: How do you avoid unintended consequences?
Question 4: How involved do you like donors to be in your work?