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Sundt Construction Grants to Help Five Nonprofit Groups Shine

Sundt Construction Inc. has selected five nonprofit organizations to receive grants totaling $8,000.

Senior Community Centers received $2,500; Mama’s Kitchen, $2,000; the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego County, $1,500; Community Catalysts of California, $1,000; and A Reason to Survive, $1,000.

The amount given comes from the company’s Sundt Foundation, which was established as a way for employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.

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The Insurance Brokers & Agents Association of San Diego raised more than $18,000 at its holiday luncheon.

The amount raised will be divided between the Burn Institute and the San Diego Center for Children.

In addition to the funds raised, IBA San Diego will donate nearly $6,000 to the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center, an emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children.

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TargetSafety Inc. has partnered with the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs to provide volunteer and combination fire departments in the United States with a $1 million online training grant.

The grant will cover fire, emergency medical services, terrorism, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and human resources training.

Departments that were awarded a grant will receive one year of TargetSafety’s services at no cost.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista were awarded a $90,000 collaborative grant from the Callaway Golf Co. Foundation in support of their health and life skills programming for youths.

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On behalf of the Padres Cindy Matters Fund, $50,000 was presented to the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation by Sandy Alderson, Padres chief executive officer, and Michele Anderson, Padres vice president for community relations.

The check was presented during the third annual Snow Day at Petco Park.

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La Jolla Playhouse’s A Winter Fantasy 2006 gala raised $375,000 to benefit its new play development and education programs.

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The San Diego Futures Foundation donated 300 computers to foster children in San Diego in an effort to help them succeed in school.

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Women’s Auxiliary of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities has raised $200,000 to support the expansion project at the Leichtag Family Foundation campus.

Among the major donors were Lynn and Bert Epsten, Jeffrey and Sheila Lipinsky and Elaine Lipinsky.

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The sixth annual Sammy’s Celebrity Waiters Competition raised $2,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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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