Word by Word 2017

A successful and engaging “Word by Word” fundraiser organized by the Friends of A Way with Words was held October 5, 2017 at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The honorees included:

  • Dr. John Carson, retired cardiologist
  • Dr. Allen Chan, chiropractor and CEO of Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
  • Mario Conte, J.D., distinguished practitioner with the California Western School of Law
  • Jeff Light, Publisher and Editor in Chief of The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Cindy Marten, Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District
  • Kathlyn Mead, CEO of The San Diego Foundation
  • Rob Ray, Special Collections Division, San Diego State University
  • Dr. Shirley Weber, Assembly Member, 79th District.

See the videos about each honoree in the playlist below.

The event included a presentation by A Way with Words co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. The two have co-hosted the public radio program A Way with Words together since 2006 but, with producer Stefanie Levine, took over production of the show from KPBS-FM in 2007.

Proceeds from the event benefited the educational nonprofit, Wayword, Inc., that produces A Way with Words.

Sponsors of “Word by Word” included the Dr. Seuss Foundation, Front Porch Communities, Grossmont-Cuyumaca Community College District, KPBS, La Jolla Country Day School, Musick Davison, Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak, Point Loma Nazarene University, Procopio, San Diego Community College District, San Diego State University, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and Wild Thyme Catering.

The Friends of A Way with Words committee, which organized the event, included Martha Barnette, Jack Beresford, Dr. Constance Carroll (co-chair), Ignacio De La Torre, Rosemary Downing-Espinal, Joan Houston Hall, Margaret Lamb, Ken Lounsbery, Dr. Cindy L. Miles, Eleanor Musick, Betty Peabody, Liz Anne Potamianos, Rana Sampson, and Betty Willis (co-chair).

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!