Entries by Walden Family Services

For Hunter Industries, Donating Holiday Gifts Celebrates Family, Citizenship

Hunter Industries believes strongly in supporting the local community. In fact, they have a charitable giving charter centered on core values like family and citizenship. And last week, employees celebrated these values by donating holiday gifts for 93 Walden children and youth. Gifts for children in Walden’s foster care and adoption program ranged from toys and […]

Balboa Travel Marketing Communications Director Joins Walden Board

Balboa Travel Director of Marketing Communications Andrea da Rosa has been appointed to the Walden Family Services Foundation board of directors, joining business and community leaders from throughout San Diego. Da Rosa and her wife, Deborah Llewellyn, are longtime supporters of Walden. “Walden Family Services creates a path for foster youth to succeed during a […]

What’s Your #MyGivingStory?

What inspires you to give your time, talent and financial gifts to Walden Family Services? In honor of #GivingTuesday, take a few minutes to share your #MyGivingStory about why you support children and youth in foster care. You could help Walden win up to $10,000. Submit Your Story Write a short story (150-600 words) about a […]

SDGE Executive, Adoptive Parent Joins Walden Board

Walden is pleased to announce that San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Vice President of Energy Procurement Emily Shults has joined the organization’s governance board of directors. The role is deeply personal for Shults who adopted two daughters through Walden. “I was really interested in serving on a board that I felt connected to—one that […]

Celebrate National Adoption Day November 19

Walden Family Services invites you to join children and families throughout the United States today in celebrating National Adoption Day. Each year, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, communities come together to honor and celebrate families formed through adoption. Earlier this month, one Walden family participated in a ceremony that celebrated the adoption of 83 kids in the San Fernando […]

Walden Board Chair Earns Exemplary Service Award

“How can you pay it forward?” That was the question Arlene Lieberman, Walden’s governance board chair, asked the audience when she was honored by the San Diego Business Journal with the 2016 Women Who Mean Business Exemplary Service Award. Lieberman recalled how a friend helped her as a struggling young mother, then encouraged her to pay […]

National Adoption Month Story Contest

Are you a Walden child, youth or family with an adoption story to share? Enter our National Adoption Month Story Contest by sharing a memory of your adoption experience. Just “Like” Walden’s Facebook page, then post a short story (approx. 100 words) and a family photo in the comment section below our “National Adoption Month […]