Background

Sol&Helen2Sol Price believed that a just and fair society provides good wages and benefits to working people and that people who have been fortunate enough to accumulate wealth are obligated to give back.

In 1994 Sol Price embarked on an initiative in City Heights, an inner city San Diego community. His vision was to develop a comprehensive approach to revitalize the community and provide better opportunities for the 74,000 residents, who are primarily refugees and immigrants from Latin America, Asia and East Africa. Now, 20 years later, the City Heights Initiative continues.

Sol Price strongly believed in tax fairness and applied his financial resources to support the Urban Institute, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and The Tax Policy Center.

In 1991 the Price family created the Aaron Price Fellows Program in memory of Robert and Allison’s son, Aaron, who died in 1989 at the age of 15. The Aaron Price Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for a diverse group of San Diego area public high school students to learn about their community and develop leadership skills. Many Aaron Price Fellows alumni are actively serving their communities.

Price Philanthropies continues to invest in organizations and programs that faithfully reflect the vision that Sol Price had for a more just society.

To learn more about Sol Price, read “Sol Price, Retail Revolutionary and Social Innovator,” available from Amazon.