Awards & Recognitions

As a devoted philanthropist, Papa Doug has been honored with many prestigious recognitions and awards.

  • 2017 USO San Diego STAR
  • 2016 USO San Diego Patriot Award
  • 2013 San Diego Nice Guy of the Year
  • 2012 Alexis De Tocqueville Society, United Way of San Diego
  • 2008 Commisioner, California Travel & Tourism
  • 2007 Sigma Chi Significant Sig Award and Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Father of the Year, American Diabetes Association
  • 2003 Alonzo Award, Downtown San Diego Partnership
  • 2003 Convisionary Award, San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • 2003 LEAD San Diego Visionary Award
  • 2001 Man of the Year, San Diego Chamber of Commerce
  • 1985 Man of the Year, Young Presidents Association
  • 1970 WPO/YPO Member


Papa Doug Manchester selectively invests in commercial, residential and hospitality properties, and has been an integral part of the evolving convention, tourism and hospitality landscape in the nation.


Papa Doug has diversified interests and investments in industries including tourism, hospitality, convention services, technology, telecommunications, biotech, banking, broadcasting, media, medical device instrumentation, education and other important areas of health and human services.

  • GeoPark
  • NextWave Wireless
  • PacketVideo
  • Broadcast Company of the Americas
  • Alaris Medical Systems
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Cloverleaf
Revitalizing Communities


With a devoted focus and dedication to philanthropy, Papa Doug is an active member in all of the communities he develops. Serving on a number of boards and executive committees, Papa Doug donates time, talent and resources to organizations focused on children, health & human services, and education.