Darlene Marcos Shiley is a leader, a change maker and an inspiration in the San Diego community and beyond. She is the president of The Shiley Foundation and a renowned patron of the arts, medical research, and education. Mrs. Shiley’s philanthropy has benefited countless institutions including the Old Globe Theater, the University of California San Diego, the University of San Diego, Scripps Clinic, the Salk Institute, San Diego State University’s Shiley Bio Science Center, Public Broadcasting Service’s Masterpiece Theatre, The University of Portland, and KPBS public radio and television.
She has given speeches at numerous organizations on a wide range of topics including speaking about “The Love for Humanity” with OLP students during an Architects of Change live conversation. It was during this event that Mrs. Shiley shared that she has committed to making a transformational gift toward Boundless: The Campaign for OLP.
Mrs. Shiley’s generous donation of $2 million, the largest cash gift ever received by the school, was used for the renovations and reconstruction of the newly renovated academic building, the Shiley Center for Science and Innovation.
Mrs. Shiley’s support and leadership are greatly valued as OLP takes this momentous step forward. Her meaningful contribution to Boundless and her passion to support the education of young women ensures a stronger future for OLP and the girls we serve.