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San Diego Philanthropist Malin Burnham On Putting ‘Community Before Self’

Malin Burnham poses for a portrait in his San Diego office, Sept. 23, 2014.

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Above: Malin Burnham poses for a portrait in his San Diego office, Sept. 23, 2014.

San Diego Philanthropist Malin Burnham On Putting “Community Before Self”


Malin Burnham, author, "Community Before Self"


San Diego civic leader Malin Burnham has accomplished a great deal in his life, but he hasn't talked about it much publicly — until now.

The real estate developer, philanthropist and sailor is opening up about his life and the personal rules that have guided him through it in the book "Community Before Self: Seventy Years of Making Waves."

Burnham, 88, has served on more than two dozen boards and committees. His charitable and civic involvements in San Diego include The Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, just to name a few.

Burnham joins KPBS Midday Edition on Monday, for a wide-ranging discussion on everything from leadership to the U.S. presidential race.


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