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Century Club Gives $35K to Charities Supporting Wounded Military

The Century Club of San Diego, the nonprofit that manages the annual Buick Invitational PGA Tour golf tournament, has made five separate contributions totaling $35,000 to nonprofit groups supporting military personnel and their families at the Wounded Warrior Center at Camp Pendleton, said President Corky Lenox.

The contributions were made during a recent visit by Century Club board members to the sprawling Marine Corps training facility in North County.

“We know how important the military has been to our country and to the community,” said Lenox, a retired admiral. “We are pleased we can show our appreciation by giving something back through money raised by the Buick Invitational and our other fund-raising activities.”

The club’s largest contribution was $20,000 awarded to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at Camp Pendleton, which provides financial grants and other resources to injured Marines and sailors, and to their families.

The funds will be used to support the Wounded Warrior Center, which provides a homelike atmosphere for wounded Marines and Navy hospital corpsmen.

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Bank of America’s Award of Excellence program has given the YMCA of San Diego County 90 red wagons filled with care packages. The bank’s workers assembled care packages that included diapers, crayons, children’s toys, food and hygiene products.

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The Kresge Foundation has awarded Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council a $500,000 challenge grant for the $5.5 million capital campaign. The funds will be used to improve program and camp facilities at the Balboa Park Program Center and at Girl Scouts camps. An additional $1.5 million needs to be raised by Dec. 31. Other major donors are Jo and Ron Moss, Darlene and Donald Shiley, and Frances Hamilton White.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad raised more than $110,000 at its annual golf tournament. TaylorMade-adidas Golf Co. was presenting sponsor for the eighth year in a row. Other sponsors included Ryan Cos. U.S. Inc., Interior Specialists Inc., John Stevenson Plumbing and Aegis Electronic Group.

All proceeds raised will support the clubs’ programs and services that serve to promote and enhance the development of girls and boys.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego received $63,000 in grants from six foundations: Las Patronas, Highland Street Foundation, LLWW Foundation, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, mediaThe foundation inc., and the Weingart-Price Fund.

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Alpha Project held its 20th anniversary celebration Alpha Jubilee late last month at the San Diego Convention Center.

The $25,000 raised will support the “work to recovery” program as well as “supportive housing” programs for addicted, disabled and desperate men and women. Datron World Communications, a major sponsor of the event, gifted Alpha Project with an additional $50,000.


Please send Giving information to Stacey Bengtson at

sbengtson@sdbj.com

or San Diego philanthropist Joyce Glazer at

jglazer@sdbj.com

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