community service, activities
From helping name and brand a new non-profit organization, to educating the public about different life-threatening diseases and the plight of abused children, to working with organizations to grow the local economy, Gable PR management and staff have been deeply involved in the San Diego community since 1976. The philosophy of volunteerism started with Tom Gable, a native San Diegan, and kept growing.
Organizational involvement has included CONNECT, the Greater San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corp. of San Diego, BioCom, CommNexus, San Diego Software Industry Council, Urban Land Institute, MIT Forum, San Diego Venture Group and Keiretsu Forum.
The following provides highlights where members of Gable PR have been most active:
Tom Gable has been actively involved since the founding of this community resource in 1985 . He led the agency effort that created the CONNECT name, brand and logo for what was originally called “The UCSD Program in Technology and Entrepreneurship.” CONNECT is now regarded as the nation’s most successful regional program linking high-technology and life science entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success. Tom also named its Springboard program, where local experts prepare emerging companies for future growth, and has been involved regularly in screening candidates for the Most Innovative Products competition and Financial Forum. Gable PR is CONNECT’s agency of record. For more: www.connect.org
CENTURY CLUB OF SAN DIEGO
Founded in 1961, this non-profit volunteer organization manages the annual Buick Invitational PGA TOUR golf tournament, Diamond in the Rough Gala and other charity events to benefit the San Diego community. It raises more than $2 million for San Diego causes and school programs each year has contributed almost $20 million since its inception. For more: www.centuryclubofsandiego.org
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Tom led a volunteer board committee that achieved record-breaking major gift donations in the county, served as chairman and was named volunteer of the year by the San Diego Chapter. www.Americanheart.org
CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY
Tom was a member of the board and also wrote chapters on wine and wine with food for Only in California, the most successful cookbook ever sold to raise money for CHS. CHS reaches out to children and families at risk with a range of services to ensure every child the opportunity to develop within a safe, healthy, and secure environment.
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Alumni and Associates board of directors. advancement.sdsu.edu/alumni
OTHER PARTICIPATION OVER THE YEARS
United Way and the Combined Health Agencies Drive, American Lung Association, United Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s Association, Leukemia Society, National Foundation for Autism Research and various school foundations.
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