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Chargers, DA, Team Up to Give Footwear to Underprivileged Kids

San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis joined San Diego Chargers football players during their annual back-to-school shoe distribution event. Each year, United Way of San Diego and Payless ShoeSource stores join with the professional football players to give away new shoes to hundreds of underprivileged children. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson and fellow teammates helped fit children with their new shoes. Payless stores in the area participated in the event.

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Lisa Richards, founder and president of Festivities Catering and Special Events, Picnic People and TK & A; Custom Catering, was honored at the sixth annual Fleet Week Star Spangled Salute gala Sept. 29. Richards and the San Diego Padres baseball team were the only two 2007 Hall of Fame recipients. Richards was recognized for significant contributions to local maritime services in the individual category and the Padres were recognized as an organization.

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Constance Carroll, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, received the 2007 Marie Y. Martin Award as the nation’s top community college chief executive officer. Carroll is in her 30th year as a community college leader and this award recognizes her record of achievement in providing leadership to SDCCD, as well as the local and professional communities.

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J. Robert and Betty Beyster have been recognized as founder-level donors of the Rady School of Management at UCSD. The Beysters have contributed more than $5 million to support the school, establishing them as founders. “We are thankful for the generous contributions of the Beysters, who have provided support for the Rady School on several occasions,” said Chancellor Marye Anne Fox.

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Lumedyne Technologies has been awarded Outstanding Commercialization Success by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. This award is in recognition of the company’s commercialization efforts of a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems accelerometer technology developed by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego; a research laboratory of the Navy. The successful commercialization of this technology could benefit a myriad of applications, including navigation systems, oil exploration and structural health monitoring, said the consortium.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad has earned Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Gold Marketing and Communications Award in the Publications category. The award, which exemplifies the best marketing and communications efforts in the nation, was presented at BGCA’s annual national conference in Orlando, Fla. The Carlsbad clubs received four awards and $1,000 in cash.

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Dale Yahnke was named No. 25 of Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisers. The Top 100 were identified and ranked by R.J. Shook of the Winner’s Circle organization in Boca Raton, Fla., to reflect each adviser’s assets under management, revenues and profits generated, and quality of service. Yahnke is a co-founder and partner of Dowling & Yahnke Inc.

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The San Diego World Trade Center has named John Chalker, managing partner of LM Capital Group LLC and vice chairman of the California Transportation Commission, as the recipient of the center’s Essence of World Trade Award. This award is presented to an individual, who by high standards of integrity in business practices, promotes global understanding and international commerce, and therefore world peace.

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San Diego attorney David Osias, of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, will be included in the 2008 edition of the Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an extensive peer-review process. This is the 10th year Osias has been listed.

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Foley & Lardner LLP has received a 2007 CIO 100 Award, given annually by the magazine. The publication said Foley earned the award because of new technologies the firm developed to support its client service program.

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Nonprofit Management Solutions, in partnership with KUSI-TV and Sempra Energy, salutes Home of Guiding Hands as an outstanding advocate for people with developmental disabilities. Home of Guiding Hands was acknowledged for innovative solutions and excellence in community leadership.

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Shea Homes provided temporary shelter for the Challenged Athletes Foundation after fire destroyed its office just a month before its annual fund-raiser. “Providing temporary shelter is the least we can do for these folks who do so much for disabled athletes around the world,” said Shea Homes San Diego Division President Paul Barnes. The organization provides sports prosthetics and other special equipment to athletes who have disabilities. The fund-raiser is still scheduled to go on as planned on Oct. 28 at La Jolla Cove.


Please send Kudos items to San Diego philanthropist and contributing writer Joyce Glazer at

jglazer@sdbj.com

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