Stephanie Glidden

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Philanthropy: Bank Enriches Lives With Support of Music Program

U.S. Bank announced that it awarded $5,000 to the San Diego Center for Children’s Music Enrichment Program. The music program empowers youth with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders to overcome the challenges they are experiencing and the obstacles that keep them from achieving their greatest potential.

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Philathropy: Hardcore Fitness’ Donation Is a Lifesaver and Life Changer

Hardcore Fitness San Diego donated $2,600 to local nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to benefit kids with physical deformities. All proceeds will benefit the Fresh Start Medical Program that provides free-of-cost reconstructive surgery for infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease.

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Philathropy: Tea by the Sea Supports Artistic Expression

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, or SMSC, partnered with The Marine Room to host the annual Tea by the Sea celebration recently. The event hosted 210 guests and raised more than $19,000 to fund SMSC’s art program, where students can explore their creativity through a variety of artistic mediums at Sophie’s Gallery.

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Philanthropy: Another Winning Effort by Helen Woodward Animal Center

The Helen Woodward Animal Center announced that Center Pet Encounter Therapy Manager, Robin Cohen was presented the 10 News LEADership award for her decades-long work in sharing the love of animals with those in need throughout our community. Cohen has led the center’s Pet Encounter Therapy, or PET, program for 25 years.

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Philanthropy: Feed the Kids Food Pantry Gets Stocked Up

GBOD Hospitality Group, the team behind Mezé Greek Fusion, Havana 1920, El Chingon, Prohibition Liquor Bar, Monkey King and Mezé at Liberty Station, presented It’s All About The Kids foundation with a check for $17,500 at its holiday party for kids at the Feed The Kids Food Pantry.

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JA’s New Leader Will Help Shape Next Generation of Business Leaders

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.

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Restaurant Group Truly Served the Public

December 2018 was a month of giving from its 8th annual Rise & Shine Christmas Dinner to its December-long Woosley Fire donation.

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Polishing a Gem: Right Touches Take House to Next Level

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.

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Students Take Active Role In ‘Repairing the World’

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.”

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Rotary Mobilizes to Deliver Much-Needed Emergency Grant

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.

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Padres Pedal the Cause Rides to A Record Fundraising Effort

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.

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For Following MLK’s Example, MiraCosta College VP Is Honored

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.

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Exec’s Efforts in Foster Care Earn Her National Recognition

Walden Family Services, a San Diego-based nonprofit with offices in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino that provides foster care, adoption and transition-age housing agency, announced that Chief Operating Officer Sue Evans was elected to the national Family Focused Treatment Association, or FFTA, board of directors for a three-year term.

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Student’s Winning Video Puts Spotlight on Essential Services

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.

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A Vessel Of Discovery

From the air, the ridges of five diamond-shaped metal roofs resemble the marquise cut of a fine diamond. The earth-toned metal structures crown the indoor living areas and shelter the outdoor spaces. Designed by renowned local architect, Ken Ronchetti, it’s a consummate design of form and flow. Like a sentry high above the sea at Torrey Pines Beach, the home is sited between dramatic crevasses of white and golden sandstone cliffs. Inside, angular, sculptural spaces of stone and glass echo the hues of the land and sea beyond. Around every corner, beyond every turn is an artful blend of visionary design with nature.

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Golf Tournament Helps Bring Beauty to Communities

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.

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Balboa Park Conservancy Shines On Local and National Stage

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.

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Find Luxury and Invigorating Beauty Nestled in Rural Seclusion

Bonsall is an idyllic community in the foothills of the Peninsular Mountain range about 40 miles from downtown San Diego, west of Interstate 15 and 11 miles as the crow flies to the ocean. Nestled in between the northeast edge of Vista to the south and Fallbrook to the north, the town was founded in the late 1800s and named after James A. Bonsall, a local minister.

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Sundt Foundation Grants Bring Meals And Much More to the Community

The Sundt Foundation announced that during its fourth quarter distribution it donated $5,000 to Feeding San Diego to support 40 school food pantry sites across the county.

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ASLA-SD President Readies for Big Role in 2019

The American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter, or ASLA-SD, selected Philip Armstrong as its president in 2019.

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Bill Walton Dinners Are Slam Dunk Fundraisers

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad announced that a dinner for 10 with Bill Walton was held at Vigilucci’s Trattoria in Leucadia. The dinner for 10 with Bill Walton was auctioned off at the group’s annual gala last fall. It sold for $10,000 — and was so popular that a second dinner was added and sold immediately.

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New Leadership Team Ready To Guide and Grow SDAR

The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, or SDAR, announced that Kevin Burke was named to a one-year term as the 2019 president. Burke and the 2019 leadership team were installed on Jan.11 at a luncheon at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

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You Can Hang a Star on Credit Union’s Holiday Delivery

Mission Federal Credit Union “elves” were able to strike again at the Annual Christmas Tree Donation at the San Diego Center for Children. More than 27 trees were donated across the San Diego Center for the Children’s eight program sites in order to bring much needed holiday cheer to the children and families they serve.

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Co.’s Donations Go From Teddy Bears to Tech Support

Managed Solution, a technology solution company, announced that during the holiday season, its team gave back to the community working with several local nonprofits. This holiday season it supported: Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank that provides nutritious food to people in need, advocates for the hungry, and educates the public about hunger-related issues.

Credit Union Joins the Teams At Cal State San Marcos

Mission Federal Credit Union is continuing its successful partnership with California State University San Marcos by announcing its collaboration with CSUSM Athletics.

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Tutors Can Help Change a Life Story With Their Efforts

The Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to San Diego Oasis to support its Intergenerational Literacy Tutoring Program for at-risk, elementary school students in Title One schools who have fallen behind in reading and comprehension.

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Realtor Association Builds Up Holiday House’s Resources

The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors Ambassadors Foundation announced that it donated $5,265 to Operation Homefront during its holiday fundraiser. Realtors from across San Diego County collected toys and gift cards for families of the men and women who serve our country to fill the “Holiday House.”

Saving Lives Is Good Reason To Celebrate for Foundation

Scripps Health Foundation continued a cherished holiday tradition Dec. 1, when it hosted the 89th Annual Candlelight Ball at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

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Holiday Party With a Purpose Focused On Helping At-Risk Young Women

The San Diego Women’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring women to engage in collective philanthropy, raised more than $2,000 for The AjA Project at the foundation’s annual “Holiday Party with a Purpose” celebration.

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NOMIS Foundation Awards Salk Researcher $1.8M Grant

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced that associate professor Janelle Ayres was awarded $1.8 million by NOMIS Foundation for novel research on mechanisms to promote health.

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Classic Beauty, Classic Charms Will Welcome You Home

Less than a mile from the charming, historic village of downtown Rancho Santa Fe is an authentic Southern French country estate designed in 2003 by San Diego-based architect Tim Wilson of Wilson Architecture and built by renowned local luxury home builder Emilio & Sons Inc.

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Music Program Plays Part in Retraining Brain

Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund, an endowment fund to assist children in San Diego and Imperial counties with health-related needs, awarded $13,125 to the San Diego Center for Children.

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Artist Wants to Create a Better World

Tom Liguori, a San Diego-based entrepreneur-turned-artist, recently announced that in a little over a year, he’s donated $175,000 to charity through purchases of his artwork in the past year.

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Workers Get the Job Done at Food and Toy Distribution

More than 650 families received holiday dinners, toys and gifts donated by union members across San Diego and Imperial counties.

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Group Aims to End Child Abuse and Help Heal Its Victims

The St. Germaine Children’s Charity recently raised more than $120,000 for local child abuse prevention agencies. More than 350 people attended the “Silver Tea” at the Jenny and Jason Hochberg residence. Youth singers and musicians from Leading Note Studios provided the entertainment.

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Organizations Pool Their Resources to Guide Veterans In Need to Services

A funder collaborative of five regional and national philanthropic organizations have pooled significant funds to support solutions that ensure veterans in San Diego County have critical one-on-one navigation of the system to more quickly and effectively help them be matched with and given access to housing that supports their specific needs.

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Philanthropy: Candlelight Ball Continues Its Successes

The Scripps Health Foundation recently hosted the 88th Annual Candlelight Ball at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

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Home of The Month: Expanding Your Horizons

At the end of a long, private drive lined with towering trees is an incomparable Spanish Colonial estate by award-winning, South Carolina-based Island Architects.

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These Walls Do Talk, Telling a Tale of a Colorful History

Imagine a time 100 years ago when the city of Vista was a mere 1,000 or so residents and was just coming into its own. In 1923, water was finally being brought in from Lake Henshaw and settlers from all over the world were populating the area with agricultural and business pursuits.

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Philanthropy: Cavignac Employees’ Contributions Help Ensure a Healthy, Happier Community

As part of a 19-year-long holiday tradition, employees of Cavignac & Associates, a San Diego-based risk management and insurance brokerage firm, donated to those less fortunate in the community, giving more than $21,000 out of their own paychecks to a number of local nonprofit organizations.

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Philanthropy: Philanthropist’s $2M Gift Will Help Students Become the Next Innovators

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace has received a $2 million donation from Darlene Marcos Shiley. This is the largest cash gift ever received by OLP.

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Philathropy: Midway Foundation Backs JFS’ Military Service

Jewish Family Service of San Diego was awarded a $10,000 grant from the USS Midway Foundation to support its Hand Up Food Pantry, which provides groceries, diapers and other essentials to local military families and other San Diegans in need.

Contemporary Art

Designed as a work of art as well as a functional, comfortable residence, the home on Paseo Dorado in La Jolla stops passersby in their tracks. Elevated well above the street, its sensuous curves and otherworldly architecture is unlike any other along the white sandy beaches of La Jolla Shores.

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Philanthropy: RBCF Grants Support Causes and Community

The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, awarded $83,000 to 20 programs that benefit Rancho Bernardo at the group’s 30th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.

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Philanthropy: CAF Can Take a Victory Lap Following A Successful Month

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Challenged Athletes Foundation announced it raised $3.2 million during a two week period in October 2018 as a result of three signature fundraising events: The Million Dollar Challenge Bike Ride, Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge and YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove.

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Open Concept Takes You Inside and Outside in Elegant Style

The drive into the neighborhood known as the “Muirlands” in La Jolla is a rich visual journey into its early architectural history and a foretaste of its evolving future.

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Benefit Attendees Applaud, Assist Scripps’ Lifesaving Role

More than 300 people attended the third annual benefit concert for Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas recently at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach.

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Philathropy: Miracle Babies’ Supporters Show and Share the Love

The ninth annual Miracle Babies gala, themed “Minuit à Versailles,” took place recently at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa.

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With Big Assist From Nature, Design Delivers Dream Home

The drive northward up Ingraham Drive from Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach quickly rises from about 70 feet above sea level to nearly 300 feet above sea level in just under one mile. As Ingraham Drive turns into La Jolla’s Foothill Drive, off to the east is a secluded neighborhood of homes with drop dead coastline and bay views.

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Beauty and The Beach

The home at the bottom of 15th Street across from Seagrove Park in Del Mar is an archetype of the best of Del Mar’s past merged with its dynamic current spirit.

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