Junior Achievement of San Diego County announced that Siddhartha “Sidd” Vivek joined the organization as its new president/CEO in late January 2019, succeeding interim President Steve Rowe.
Padres Pedal the Cause presented a check for a record-breaking total of $2,940,837 recently to beneficiary representatives from Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego.
Inspired by her travels in Indonesia, Thailand and other parts of Asia, Renee Linder has intuitively incorporated the four basic elements essential to life — earth, fire, water and air — into this home in Rancho Del Mar.
San Diego Rotary, the fourth largest Rotary Club in the world, announced an emergency $10,000 grant to the nonprofit Alpha Project. The funds will be utilized to replace much-needed supplies lost when the homeless shelter flooded out during recent winter storms.
December 2018 was a month of giving from its 8th annual Rise & Shine Christmas Dinner to its December-long Woosley Fire donation.
Students from the San Diego Jewish Academy recently presented more than $7,000 of their Hannukah charitable project that reflects the Jewish value of Tikkum Olam or “Repairing the World.”
Heath Dunbar, a student from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, recently won first place in the 2018 Districts Make the Difference Student Video Contest.
The 39th American Society of Landscape Architects San Diego Golf Tournament, presented by title sponsor Rain Bird, took place last fall at Maderas Golf Course in Poway.
The Balboa Park Conservancy announced that at the end of 2018 the nonprofit public-private partnership that cares for Balboa Park was certified as a Points of Light national Service Enterprise. At the same time, the Conservancy was awarded the San Diego Regional Urban Forest Council award for Best Urban Forestry Educational Project.
MiraCosta College leader Cynthia Rice was recently honored with City of Oceanside’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. Rice, who serves as MiraCosta College’s vice president of institutional advancement, was celebrated at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast Jan. 21.