The 100th Anniversary Charity Ball Committee reached its fundraising goal of $500,000, which included a matching grant from the Ernest Rady family. The centennial celebration is set for Feb. 14 at the Hotel del Coronado. All funds raised benefit Rady Children’s Hospital’s new Patient Care Pavilion Torrey Pines Bank was honored as the top community lender for U.S. Small Business Administration lending in San Diego County by CDC Small Business Finance. The nonprofit partners with private lenders to stimulate economic development by helping finance small businesses Rush to Dlush, a fundraiser to support J.C.’s Kids and Simon Youth Foundation, was held Dec. 23 at the Fashion Valley Dlush deluxe beverage joint. San Diego Chargers players, including Luis Castillo, Shawne Merriman and Vincent Jackson, helped raise $4,000 SAY San Diego and the Healthy Start Military Family Cluster received a $5,000 grant from the McCarthy Family Foundation to support parent education and local military families The Industrial Environmental Association honored Latham & Watkins’ Christopher Garrett at its 25th anniversary luncheon Dec. 14. Garrett was recognized for his foresight and leadership in helping to found the IEA in 1983. The IEA is a public policy organization that promotes responsible, cost-effective environmental laws The La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club purchased ice machines valued at $37,000 for the San Diego Fire Department. “Crews in University City, La Jolla and Del Mar can drive by and fill the coolers in their rigs, especially during our wildfire season and elevated temperatures,” said Battalion Chief David Pilkerton of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department The Pacific South Coast chapter of the National MS Society has named the Jewish Family Service of San Diego its 2008 Service Provider of the Year. The chapter serves 18,000 residents affected by MS in Imperial, San Diego and Orange counties The Costume Council of the San Diego Historical Society is celebrating the start of its 20th anniversary with a reception Jan. 21 featuring visiting consultants from the Oakland Museum, Chicago History Museum and Wisconsin Historical Society The Barona Indian Tribe donated $300,000 to Sharp Grossmont Hospital, money that was used to purchase equipment to treat abnormal heart rhythms Amadeus 2009: Mozart, Music, and Love, the annual Mainly Mozart’s annual celebration, will be held Feb. 7 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Proceeds will benefit outreach programs and the 2009 festival Mason Galinski, a 5-year-old El Cajon student at Magnolia Elementary School, was recognized as a 9/11 Hero for saving the life of his mother, Carrie Galinski, when she suffered a diabetic seizure. El Cajon Police Dispatch Supervisor Joel Elder and El Cajon Fire Chief Mike Scott made the presentation Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is scheduled to honor Mary Epsten on Feb. 26 at its 20th annual Gala. Epsten has served as president of the Women’s Auxiliary for the past 18 years and currently serves on the board.
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