“The journey through healing is an arduous one.  There are many avenues that one can travel, and finding meaning for my life was a critical turning point for my personal healing.  My light at the end of the tunnel was philanthropy.  Instead of just contributing to a national charity organization, I wanted funds to be directed to specific entities that were important to me.  I created the ‘Leslie Akemi Nakai  Endowment’ at the The San Diego Foundation.  These funds are specifically distributed to The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and The Department of Communications at California State University at Dominguez Hills.  You may direct contributions to Leslie’s Endowment at the San Diego Foundation.”  Thank you, T. Roy Nakai


Dr. T. Roy Nakai has set up numerous  philanthropic foundations to support hospitalized pediatric patients and students through scholarships.  The following foundations can be contacted for additional information:

The San Diego Foundation

Becoming a donor has never been so easy. The San Diego Foundation’s assistance simplifies charitable giving, allowing you to focus on what is most important: making a difference with your charitable gift. Join the hundreds of donors who have established charitable giving funds. They are doing good work for the community and receiving quality services from The San Diego Foundation staff.

2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106
Tel (619) 235-2300


California State University Dominguez Hills

The Division of University Advancement (UA)
The Division of University Advancement offers campus-wide leadership to support and promote the academic mission of CSU Dominguez Hills through philanthropic activities, government and community advocacy, building broad and diverse networks of volunteer and alumni support; and enhancing the image of the university in the local, state and national arenas.

Greg Saks
Vice President
University Advancement

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University Advancement
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Office: (310) 243-2182 |

To Contact via Email:  CSUDH


The Foundation Rady Children’s Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation
3020 Children’s Way
MC 5001
San Diego, CA 92123
tel: (858) 966-7584

Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation was founded in 1985 with the goal of consolidating, coordinating and enhancing the fundraising efforts of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.  The Foundation is also responsible for increasing community awareness of Rady Children’s through various media and for promoting the hospital’s strategic priorities.
The Foundation’s Mission Statement:
 To be responsible for developing, accepting and recognizing philanthropy in support of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and its subsidiary corporations.

Major and Planned Gifts

Christine Meyer

Director, Philanthropy
(858) 966-7771

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