Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter

Get Involved

There are a variety of ways that you can help support our mission of critical research, education and support programs for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Whether you donate your time, money, resources or skills, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans suffering from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Show your support today.

2023 Board of Directors

  • Anne Varick Lauder, PhD, Lauder Art Advisory, President
  • Brigid Boland, M.D., UCSD Health
  • Angelina Collins, MSN, ANP-BC, UCSD Health
  • Kelly Gleeson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
  • Jamie Harris, Teacher/Broken Yolk Café RSD
  • Holly Larson, Corelation
  • Becky Matro, M.D., Scripps Health
  • Ariel Potera, DO, Primary Care UCSD
  • Marshall Varano, CohnReznick

Healthcare Professional Engagement Committee


Volunteers and committee members needed!
Want to make a difference alongside other IBD warriors? We are in need of committee volunteers for our upcoming events, as well as in-office work. Apply for volunteer opportunities or email us at [email protected].

Become A Member

As a member of Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, you will help us further the cause while receiving special membership benefits. Membership benefits include subscription to the chapter newsletter and national magazine, discounts on books, and invitations to participate in chapter events and programs. Individual memberships are only $30. Join or renew today.


Send us a gift and help support Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis research. This gift can also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. Gifts can be mailed to our office address or paid with a credit card over the phone by calling (619) 322-5013.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer Matching Gift programs, where employees can make a donation, and the company will match their gift with an additional donation to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. See if your company offers this!

Workplace Giving

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter is proud to participate in the workplace giving campaign of Community Health Charities and United Way. At many workplaces employees can direct contributions to the charity of their choice. Look for our name and agency code in your company campaign. If you don't find us, please ask your employer to add Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

United Way Contributor Choice 


Community Health Charities Contributor Choice #37071

Donate Stock

We accept stocks as donations, if you are interested in learning about this program, please contact the Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter office today at (619) 322-5013.


9404 Genesee Ave
Suite 135
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States


(619) 497-1300

Upcoming Events


San Diego Take Steps

June 4, 2023

San Diego, CA


Camp Oasis of California

June 13, 2023

Mountain Center, CA


MyIBD Learning: Los Angeles

September 23, 2023

Marina del Rey, CA


Champions of Hope Gala

October 28, 2023

Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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