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2008: Heroes, Pioneers & Trailblazers
Ben Dillingham III
Delores Jacobs
Cleve Jones
Christine Kehoe
Klein & Reise
Stanley Lewis
Robert Lynn
Doug Moore
Teresa Oyos
Steve Padilla
Regina Reinhardt
Matt Stephens
Kevin Tilden
Ted Weathers
Bridget Wilson
Delores A. Jacobs
Chief Executive Officer, The San Diego LGBT Community Center

photoDelores A. Jacobs is the chief executive officer of The San Diego LGBT Community Center. She is a nationally recognized and respected leader, responsible for managing one of the largest and most dynamic GLBT community centers in the country. Over the past seven years, with Jacobs at the helm, The Center has grown into a vibrant $4.5 million dollar community-based, non-profit agency that serves more than 25,000 people each year. She has overseen a $1.2 million facility renovation; created targeted programs for some of the most vulnerable and underserved; expanded The Centerís Public Policy Department; increased the overall visibility and community recognition of The Center; enhanced The Centerís Youth Services; and launched a cutting-edge supportive housing project for GLBT and HIV-positive youth. In addition, she spearheaded the effort for The Center to have its own 501(c) 4 organization, The Center Advocacy Project and has been a leader in the statewide No on 8 campaign to preserve marriage equality in California. She has brought a strong commitment to coalition-based work and has helped bring together groups throughout the San Diego region and throughout the state, most notably through the creation of the San Diego LGBT Leadership Council. Jacobs received her bachelorís, masters and Ph.D. in psychology. She lives with her spouse, Heather Berberet, in San Diego, and is the proud mother of two daughters, Teresa and Ryan.