Employee Spotlight: Fay Chargualaf

Fay Chargualaf
Transportation Assistant

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

A. I have been working at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center since 2002

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

A. Reading, walking, and hanging out with my grandchildren

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

A. I enjoy a variety of books and music.  I don’t really have a favorite

Q. Do you have a cool story to share about something you did or that happened to you?

A. We were on a family trip to Sea World and my daughter started marching with the band that was performing, so our entire family marched along with my daughter.

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

A. Italy

Q. What brought you to SMSC?

A. I came to the Center with my sister to fill out job applications.  We were both hired!

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

A. The consumers and all of their different personalities

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

A. Be flexible and enjoy the diverse work environment

Morning Glory Brunch Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended our 18th Morning Glory Brunch as well as the numerous volunteers who made everything run so smoothly.

Your support and generosity will directly impact our aquatic and garden programs that affect hundreds of our students daily.

Check out our Event Photos from Gates Photography here!

We would love to give a special thank you to the following individuals and companies that made this event happen!

  • Honorary Chair: Chris Hinman
  • The Alexander & Eva Nemeth Foundation, Inc.
  • Master of Ceremonies: Steve Hamann
  • Green Dragon Tavern’s Executive Chef Josef Felts
  • Sycuan Casino
  • The Menard Family Foundation
  • Peter & Mary Ellen Ferrantelli
  • John & Kay Krueger
  • Lundy Insurance
  • Redfearn & Associates
  • The Mansour Group
  • San Diego County Credit Union
  • Waste Management
Food and Drink vendors
  • Amore Cheesecake’s
  • Bekker’s Catering
  • Bivouac Ciderworks
  • Brigantine La Mesa
  • Chick-Fil-A Santee
  • Coffee Ambassador
  • Crafted Greens
  • Cupid’s Catering
  • Curiocity Catering
  • German American Societies of San Diego
  • Golden Bagel Cafe
  • Granite Lion Cellars
  • Grocery Outlet Bargain Market El Cajon
  • Hacienda Casa Blanca
  • Jackie’s Jams
  • Jamul Brewing Company
  • Lolita’s Mexican Food
  • Mary’s Donuts
  • Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant
  • San Pasqual Winery
  • Starbucks
  • Suja Juice
  • The Hills Local Pub
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Entertainment Lineup
  • International Academy of Jazz
  • Jason Weber
  • The Heroes
Our Underwriters
  • Alfred & Penny Gossner
  • Barbara Hietala
  • Barbara Thunder-Barnes
  • Barbie Bates
  • Bob & Andrea Raber
  • Carol & Rob McClure
  • Chris Hinman
  • Diane & Randall McCorquodale
  • Eladora Williams
  • Ellie Cansicio
  • Idy Land Surveying
  • J. Douglas & Marian R Pardee Foundation
  • Joe Saad
  • Jo-Ellen Palreiro
  • John and Colleen Garbaczewski Family Foundation
  • John & Kristy Godfrey
  • Lee Napier
  • Marcia Cassell
  • Stuart Karasik
  • Timothy Semenchuk
  • Toni Petruzzo
Boutique Vendors
  • Be Boutique
  • Designs by Eileen
  • Glamour Girlz
  • Premier Design Jewelry
  • Purses and Accessories by Dianna Thomas
  • Satori Designs
  • Soap Designs by Sydney
  • Sophie’s Gallery
  • Sophie’s Garden
  • Unchained Ideas

Check out some pictures from the event!