Grant Kuhn, senior account manager at Commpedia, left, Dana Roberts, Rich Freeark, Ryan Stichler, all with C.W. Driver Cos.; and Joe Grosshart, president of Good & Roberts at C.W. Driver’s third annual golf charity tournament. Photo courtesy of C.W. Driver Cos.

Grant Kuhn, senior account manager at Commpedia, left, Dana Roberts, Rich Freeark, Ryan Stichler, all with C.W. Driver Cos.; and Joe Grosshart, president of Good & Roberts at C.W. Driver’s third annual golf charity tournament. Photo courtesy of C.W. Driver Cos.

— C.W. Driver Cos., a California-based builder since 1919 with seven offices in California — including San Diego and Carlsbad, announced that it hosted its third annual charity golf tournament benefiting San Diego-based nonprofit Solutions for Change.

The nonprofit was founded in 1999 by Chris and Tammy Megison who, in 1999, were inspired to help solve homelessness while volunteering at an emergency winter shelter. Since then, more than 2,200 children and their parents have been helped by the organization.

C.W. Driver’s executives, employees, subcontractors and industry partners raised more than $23,000 for the nonprofit, whose mission is to permanently solve family homelessness — one family, one community at a time. The tournament was held at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos.

To date, C.W. Driver has raised more than $60,000 for the nonprofit in addition to providing countless hours of volunteer work. Visit: solutionsforchange.org.

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San Diego-based ICW Group Insurance Cos., a group of property and casualty carriers, announced that ICW Group family’s charitable commitment has reached $360 million since 2014 — an amount that exceeds its underwriting gain over the same period.

ICW Group is highly committed to philanthropy. The company takes great pride in furthering the well-being of youth and children while also providing shelter and care for those in need. ICW Group’s culture of giving is rooted in its storied history and continues to this day. Earlier this year, its founder and Chairman, Ernest Rady donated $50 million to The Salvation Army, making it the third largest donation in The Salvation Army’s 153-year history.

Kevin Prior, president/CEO of ICW Group said: “Giving back is built into our company culture and we’re committed to working with organizations to best serve the communities our partners and team members call home.”

ICW Group partnered with lifestyle brand, GiVE Culture, in a free inspirational T-shirt giveaway program. GiVE Culture was founded by former NBA player Noel Felix and his wife Shauna Felix to promote greater selflessness in the world and inspire people to “GiVE the best of themselves and see the best in others.” Visit: icwgroup.com/about/philanthropy.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it has awarded CCS Public Relations’CEO Gayle Mestel the “Anthony Vigil Award for Staying Power” during a luncheon event held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. This prestigious recognition honors the agency’s success and longevity since 1966, commemorating over 50 years in business and acknowledging CCS/PR “as outstanding within San Diego and Imperial counties.”

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