Sally Bullard Thornton

Benefactress, Businesswoman, Living Legacy

Words abound when one talks about the generosity, kindness, talent, know how and vision of Sally Thornton. Add the words humanitarianism, volunteerism and appreciation and one comes closer to describing the Honorary Chair of Women's International Center's Board of Directors.

Again WIC proudly welcomes as Living Legacy Awards Chairwoman, Hostess, good friend and 1991 Living Legacy Awards 11th Woman Honoree and Recipient, Sally Thornton.

Honorary Chairwoman, 1995 Living Legacy Awards

Sally Bullard Thornton, daughter of a nationally known oral surgeon, is a native San Diegan. She graduated from Stephens College, B.A., and M.A. in History, University of San Diego. Her award-winning research papers and book, Daring to Dream, 1987, on San Diego history are published by the San Diego Journal of History and The San Diego Historical Society. Sally is also published in The Westerners The Brand Book, 1987 and, Toward A Simpler Way of Life; The Art and Crafts Architects of California, University of California Press, 1997. She received three San Diego Institute of History awards. Active in business, Sally Thornton was on the Board of Micom Systems, Solectek, Chairman of the Board of Medical Materials Corp. She is on the Mitek Systems Board and, with her husband, John, and son, Steven, is owner of THORNTON WINERY.

Sally Thornton is a Life Trustee, San Diego Museum of Art; Chairman, UCSD Thornton Hospital Advisory Board; Honorary Chairman of the Board, Women International Center; Member, Executive Committee, UCSD Medical Center Advisory Board; was Vice-president, Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland; Trustee, Stephens College, Columbus, Missouri; Vice President, Family Services Association Board, San Diego County; and San Diego Baykeeper Board; American Heart Association, San Diego County Chapter Board, California State Board, and Chairman of the "Heart Sunday" Campaign; Chairman, San Diego Crippled Children Society, "Easter Seal" Campaign and Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Board. Sally was Chairman of the Board and President, Arthritis Foundation, San Diego; the Founder and First Chairman of Women’s Committee for Cerebral Palsy, San Diego; Chairman, California State Women’s Committee; President, Civic Youth Orchestra (nine years); President, Young Audiences, San Diego Chapter (six years); President, San Diego Planetarium Authority; President, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, San Diego Chapter; and President, San Diego Symphony Women’s Committee...

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