PACE South Bay Tree of Life


Inscribed in the base of the Tree of Life sculpture at PACE San Diego are the heartfelt and sincere words: “Here, at whatever hour you come, you will find light, help and human kindness.”

Philanthropy is what allows St. Paul’s to thrive in caring for seniors, and we believe that donors should be recognized for their generosity and that part of their soul that compels them to help others.  Every community at St. Paul’s is adorned with a sparkling Donor Wall, each one a little different, and all honoring those who have made significant contributions to St. Paul’s.

St. Paul’s opened its first PACE Center in March of 2008 and redefined healthcare for low-income frail seniors. Thanks to generous gifts and a lot of hard work, St. Paul’s second PACE center in the South Bay is slated to open in July of this year. Along with that comes the planning for another very special Donor Wall.  The PACE South Bay Tree of Life sculpture will be an original work of art based upon a live oak tree,  carved by renown artist Sanford Werfel.

Each shiny leaf will be strategically positioned in many levels, emulating and echoing the patterns and rhythms of an actual tree.  Single leaf plaques will represent donations starting at $1,000 up to $9,999, two-leaf plaques will represent donations of up to $24,999, and four-leaf plaques will represent donations of up to $99,999. The stones below the tree will symbolize major support of $100,000 or more.

The Tree of Life is a beautiful tribute not only to the community, but to the many residents, participants, donors and friends of St. Paul’s, so we turn to people like you.  Please become a part of the Tree of Life community at St. Paul’s and invest in the long term care of the frail elderly, a population that deserves our attention. Your generosity today will serve generations tomorrow.