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The Center was founded with a commitment of helping successful business owners and families ‘pass forward’ their financial success along with their core values and virtues that created their wealth.  Read more….


                           Seminar Series

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The BLM Seminar Series offers members of the business community opportunity to  learn from someone who has been there before, overcome adversity, succeeded, and now wants to give back. You’ll get inspired, set goals, and if you like, a mentor will follow up to help you accomplish them. 

Thursday, July 16th, 2015


Brian Smith, Founder of UGG Boots


Passion + Innovation = Your Catalyst For Change

At 29, Brian Smith decided that a life in Public Accounting was not for him! He quit his job and came to San Diego to look for a new business idea and….. to surf all the legendary breaks such as Rincon, Malibu, Dana Point and Windansea. He soon noticed that there were no sheepskin boots in California, so he and a friend brought six pairs from Australia to test and, “UGG” was born. Over the next seventeen years Brian built it into a national brand and solidified himself as a business expert. The business grew too big for Brian to finance, so he sold it to Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The new team built upon the “casual comfort” theme and through style development, merchandising and great marketing, established UGG as an International fashion brand, with sales exceeding one billion dollars in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

As Napoleon Hill says in his book “Outwitting The Devil”: “Experiences of adversity were among the most fortunate and profitable of all my experiences”….., Brian found that his lessons learned would be valuable to share.” Please join us Thursday, July 16th as Brian shares his story and his principles.



7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Continental breakfast, networking, speaker presentation)

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM (A deeper dive with the speakers)

 at Corporate Alliance 9171 Towne Centre Dr. # 180 San Diego, CA 92122

Leadership, Legacy & Inspiration Awards™ 

September 16th, 2015 

Be Inspired !

Our Leadership, Legacy & Inspiration Awards™ provides an objective, educational forum for exchanging ideas and experiences from “best of class” leaders on the subjects of leadership and legacy.

Join the Center for this spectacular evening as we:

  • Connect like minded individuals who want to improve and make a difference in our communities
  • Inspire with the stories of people like ourselves who are making a difference
  • Challenge each of us to think about how we can use our talents to make a difference 

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5:00 – 6:30 pm Registration and Connecting
6:30 – 8:30 pm Inspiration Awards Program & Presentations
8:45 – 9: 30 pm Afterglow on the Patio

 Hosted: hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine bar, coffee & dessert bar

at the Sanford Consortium 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive La Jolla, CA 92037

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Leadership Speaker  

 T. Denny Sanford      

Chairman & CEO United National Corporation

Chairman of First Premier Bank

Honorary Trustee of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute 

Inside Philanthropy quotes T. Denny Sanford’s motto as,
“Aspire to inspire before you expire.” 

The impact of Denny Sanford’s legacy in San Diego and our world inspires us all. He ranks in the top 15 on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of America’s Most-Generous Donors. And, he is named to the Business Week Top 50 list of most generous philanthropists in the United States.

Our Emcee
Bill Earley, CEO of The American Red Cross
will present:

The Inspiration Award Top Nominees and
The Inspiration Award Honoree


Alicia GwynnDr. Alicia Gwynn will present

 the Lasting Legacy Award™

Dr. Alicia Gwynn, wife of the late baseball Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn. organized TAG (Tony and Alicia Gwynn) Foundation in San Diego  in 1995. The TAG Foundation is dedicated to creating and supporting programs that enhance opportunities for youth to become healthy, educated, and productive citizens.

The Lasting Legacy Award™, created in 2014 to honor Tony and Alicia Gwynn, will be presented by Alicia  to a deserving person in our community whose legacy leaves a lasting impact on our community and world.

Who are the ‘legacy’ inspired, the innovators, risk takers and the philanthropic givers? Who are the ones accomplishing an outstanding and often unrecognized good?

Click here to submit your nomination for the 2015 Inspiration Award

View the video of
The 2014 Leadership, Legacy & Inspiration Awards™ event

Volunteer for this inspirational evening 


The Center’s Vision:

To be the leading organization for connecting and developing exceptional business, philanthropic and thought leaders to positively impact, enhance and inspire our communities.

The Center’s Mission:

Our mission is to enhance our communities and create a positive social impact by:  Read more…

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A Project of United Charitable Programs

The Center for Wealth & Legacy™ is a project of United Charitable Programs – a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.

All money raised by The Center is received by United Charitable Programs and becomes the sole property of UCP, which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to the Project (The Center for Wealth & Legacy). The Program Manager makes recommendations for disbursements which are reviewed by UCP for approval.

To make a general donation to The Center for Wealth & Legacy™ online please CLICK HERE.

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