Ms. Severson has been involved in charity work for many years, mostly in fundraising activities. But she started looking for something more hands-on, at an organization where she could work with young people face-to-face and see that she was making a difference. Her husband, Allan, heard a teen from Pro KIds|The First Tee San Diego speak at a Qualcomm event. He was quite impressed with how the Pro Kids organization worked with underserved youth, and told her about the organization. That was in 2003 and Ms. Severson has been involved with them ever since. She helped found the Girls Mentoring Committee (GMC) there, and is the current chairperson. The GMC will be one of the recipients of support from the Carini Women’s Golf Tournament.
“The women of the GMC so enjoy spending time with the girls of Pro Kids|First Tee San Diego,” said Ms. Severson. “We have monthly outings, everything from high tea to kayaking. We also do community service activities together such as helping at the Food Bank and beach clean-up. The girls know that we are there for them anytime they need us. We’ve watched many of them grow up in this program and they are amazing young women.”
The Seversons are members of Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe.