Mission Preservation Foundation Board Members
Vicky Carabini has lived with her husband Michael in South Orange County since 1985 and in San Juan Capistrano since 1996. In 1989 she opened Carabini Marketing and Public Relations and specialized in community shopping center events and merchandising and marketed shopping centers in Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire and San Diego County.
After moving to San Juan Capistrano with her two daughters, Christina (age 27) and Anna Maria (age 23) Vicky retired her company in 1997 and chose to use her skills raising funds for Mission Hospital. She was on the Board of Valiant Women from 1997 until 2008. She was also active on the board for Art and Creativity for Healing.
In 2007, Vicky was appointed Ambassador to San Juan Capistrano’s Sister City, Capestrano, Italy. She has actively been involved in promoting Italian events in San Juan Capistrano including raising funds to have the award winning audio tour of the historic Mission translated into Italian, monthly Italian movie nights at the Regency Theater, bocce ball tournaments, an Italian entry in the Swallow’s Day Parade, a community food drive for Serra’s Pantry, a St. Joseph’s Day Table at the Mission and weekly Italian language classes.
In addition, Vicky is on the board for the Italian Arts Council at Bowers Museum, the Area Coordinator for the NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) and most recently, Chair of the Italian Studies Council at Chapman University.