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Scripps Hospital La Jolla Has a Ball, Receives $3M Donation

Betty Knight Scripps, president of Scripps Enterprises Inc. and newspaper heiress and wife of the late Edward Scripps, gave a $1.25 million challenge grant to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla during the 77th annual Candlelight Ball.

Scripps served as the general chairwoman of the ball, which raised more than $3 million. A challenge grant is one that challenges the recipient of the money to match what it received.

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NPR and NPR member station KPBS-FM San Diego have received a $1 million gift from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, a co-founder of Qualcomm Inc.

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The donation will go toward a multiyear project to strengthen the station’s local journalism and its news collaboration with NPR.

In recognition of the Jacobs, the gift will be used to create the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Fund for Reporting Excellence. The project is designed to train journalists through 18-month fellowships.

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George E. Palade, who is recognized for his pioneering use of electron microscopy and “cell fractionation” to reveal and define the inner workings of the cell, was honored by UC San Diego with the establishment of the George E. Palade Endowed Chair.

The George E. Palade Endowed Chair in the UCSD Health Sciences School of Medicine is funded with a gift of $650,000 from the estate of Joseph N. Roberts, as well as $150,000 through the university’s Chancellor’s Chair Challenge and $100,000 from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.

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Professional Community Management of California Inc. raised more than $50,000 from its employees for United Way during the company’s annual campaign for all PCM offices.

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San Diego Junior Theatre hosted a benefit concert raising $71,500 in support of educational programs, including artist-in-residence programs at San Diego County schools.

Major sponsors of the event included the Sheryl and Harvey White Foundation, Torrey Pines Bank, Tom and Paula Crews and Bertrand at Mister A’s.

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Real estate developer Nat Bosa and his wife, Flora, donated $1.5 million to the Monarch School.

The money will be used to purchase the 14,800-square-foot facility that houses the school.

“Monarch School offers these children an incredible opportunity to gain a quality education while fulfilling their basic needs, such as food, health care, even laundry,” said Nat Bosa. “Flora and I feel privileged to help provide a stable environment where these self-motivated kids can pursue their dreams of an education and a future.”

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The California Endowment gave a $250,000 challenge grant to North County Serenity House.

The challenge grant is for donations made by corporations, foundations and individuals, which will go toward the completion of the Serenity Village transitional housing project.

The Union Bank of California Foundation has made the first corporate foundation match of $7,000.

NCSH provides treatment and recovery services to low-income women in San Diego who are age 40 or older.

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The San Diego Medical Services Enterprise, a 911 ambulance transportation provider for San Diego County, has donated $5,000 to the Firehouse Museum in Little Italy.

SDMSE made the contribution after it learned the venue incurred major damage from a water leak this year.

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The Junior Seau Foundation is the recipient of $900,000 in Fujitsu technology and services.

The foundation will distribute the Fujitsu technology to three San Diego network beneficiaries. The San Diego Family Justice Center Foundation will get $400,000; the Center for Community Solutions $300,000; and Vista Hill’s Stein Education Center $200,000.

“The technology will provide students, families and support providers with access to state-of-the-art technology, which will enhance their learning and facilitate access to community-based services,” said Lorne Wilson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Fujitsu Computer Products of America.

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The Huntington’s Disease Society of America hosted its 2006 Celebration of Hope, raising more than $114,000 in support of research programs to find a cure for HD.

In addition to Neiman Marcus, Viejas Entertainment and the San Diego Chargers’ Kris Dielman were major sponsors.

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McDonald’s restaurants throughout San Diego County donated 15 cents from the sale of each Happy Meal, Mighty Kids Meal and Extra Value Meal from Nov. 17-19 to benefit San Diego’s chapter of Ronald McDonald House charities.

The charities create, find and support programs that improve the health and well-being of children.


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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