Employee Spotlight: Rachel Ramsey

Rachel Ramsey
Programs Support Manager


Q: How long have you been working at St Madeleine Sophie’s Center?

A: It will be 19 years in May!


Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A:  I love kayaking, hiking, road trips, etc.


Q: What’s your favorite TV show, music artist, or book?

A: I like almost any Sci-Fi show so long as it is not too scary.  I like various type of music – nothing specific.


Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

A: Ireland & Alaska (Maybe visit the Victoria Island)


Q: What brought you to SMSC?

A: I discovered SMSC when picking up a consumer. I applied and then was hired as an ADC Job Coach!


Q: What is your favorite thing about working at SMSC?

A: Seeing the people we serve overcome challenges that will allow them to do the things they want in life that so many take for granted. I also love working with staff & problem solving!


Q: What advice would you give to new SMSC staff?

A: Be flexible, open minded, and positive! Enjoy what you do and you’ll find a smile inside every day!


Monthly Giving Program

Each year, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center must raise funds in order to cover the continuous costs of our wide variety of programs. These costs include art supplies, pool supplies for our Aquatic Center, gardening tools, and much more.
By joining SMSC Monthly Giving Partners, you are able to donate monthly to the program of your choice. 
By becoming a Monthly Giving Partner, you are joining an exclusive club. Monthly gifts provide consistent, reliable support and a convenient and efficient way for you to support the students and programs of SMSC. You can make your monthly payment by check or automatic payments by credit/debit card. Upon joining with your first monthly gift of $10.00 or more, you’ll receive a piece of art created by one of our students.
Monthly giving is easy and every gift, however large or small, helps students at SMSC.
To join, click DONATE TODAY at the top right of this website and select a recurring monthly payment plan!
For more information, please contact Joe Perucca at 619-442-5129, ext. 332 or jperucca@stmsc.org.

Volunteer Spotlight: Rosemary Gibson


Volunteer Spotlight: Rosemary Gibson

Q: How long have you been volunteering at St Madeleine Sophie’s Center?

A: My first volunteer assignment was to help with the annual holiday party this past December (2018).  What a fun experience!  The event was great fun with activities, treats and festive and delicious holiday lunch and even a visit from the Chick-fil-A cow and Santa!


Q: Why did you decide to become a volunteer?

A: I like that the volunteer opportunities are varied.  I can help with students and also on the event and fundraising side.  St. Madeleine’s is highly regarded and a San Diego treasure. 


Q: What is your favorite thing about volunteering at SMSC?

A: It is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference.  Just a few hours a week assisting the staff and students at SMSC can make a difference. I’ve enjoyed conversations with many of the students.  It’s wonderful to learn more about their interests.  I look forward to spending more time and getting to know the students and the devoted staff.