Leaving an Impact on the Community
Sandy Saxten was the co-founder of TS Restaurants, a company with prime locations in California and Hawaii including Jake's Del Mar. Sandy passed away in 2014, and although he leaves a legacy in the local restaurant industry, he had an even more profound impact with a nonprofit that was near and dear to his heart: The YMCA.
Heritage Club members Dana and Sandy Saxten's involvement with the YMCA began in 1987 when Sandy joined the board of management at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA. "Sandy's wisdom drove the execution of many great achievements including the capital campaign for the gymnasium, skate park and other projects," says board member Jim Benedict.
Sandy went on to join the board at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, located in one of the most impoverished areas of San Diego, where he was instrumental in building up the board and launching a capital campaign to fund a brand new facility. "He had the big picture view of what was going on and a tremendous penchant for customer service," says Michael Brunker, executive director of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. "He was always willing to be the first one in and the last one out to make sure things were done the right way."
Thanks to the Saxtens' generosity and leadership, the new Jackie Robinson Family YMCA facility is scheduled for completion in 2017 and will have a profound impact on the community it serves for generations to come! Thank you Saxten family!
Help Build a Strong Community
By including the YMCA of San Diego County in your estate plans, you can join Sandy in making a lasting impact in our community. Contact Frank Teplin at (858) 514-4491 or [email protected] to learn more.
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