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Wal-Mart Awards More Than $51K to Area Schools for Recycling Efforts

Through its Kids Recycling Challenge program, Wal-Mart Inc. has awarded $51,775 to 151 area schools for students’ efforts to become responsible stewards of their environment.

For each 60-gallon collection container filled with plastic bags and brought to a local Wal-Mart store, each participating school was awarded $5 from Wal-Mart.

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Conrad Prebys gave $6 million to UC San Diego’s new state-of-the-art music center.

The music center will be named The Conrad Prebys Music Center in honor of the gift.

The building is currently under construction and slated for a fall 2009 opening.

“With this new music center, UCSD gains an exceptional new venue for the arts, which will have a significant cultural impact on our campus and our community,” said Chancellor Marye Anne Fox.

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USA Federal Credit Union gave $10,000 to Rady Children’s Hospital on behalf of the Credit Unions for Kids effort by California credit unions.

In fact, the state’s first annual Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction raised more than $120,000 for eight children’s hospitals in the state.

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Idearc Media Corp. gave its $25,000 Idearc Technology in Education Grant to Roosevelt Middle School in San Diego.

The grant will be used to purchase laptop computers and mobile carts for transportation from room to room.

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RA Sushi’s weeklong program, Nicky’s Week, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raised more than $102,000.

RA Sushi’s downtown San Diego location raised $5,700 toward the companywide total.

The money raised will pay for the development of treatment and cures for diseases such as brain tumors, leukemia, childhood HIV and other life-threatening illnesses in children.

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Prato Cleaners honored the military during the recent Fourth of July celebrations.

Prato Cleaners, located in the Gaslamp Quarter, dry-cleaned military uniforms, including veteran and retired garments, for free during the week of July 1-7.

“We just want to show our support for the troops to the best of our capacity during our nation’s celebration of independence,” Federico Leff, director of operations for Prato Cleaners.

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Eset, a global provider of security software, has donated 500 NOD23 Antivirus software licenses that will provide a full year of comprehensive protection from computer malware for Operation Homefront military families in San Diego.

Eset’s donation is part of Operation Homefront’s technology initiative to ensure military families remain in close communication with their deployed relatives.

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Roger Revelle, his wife Ellen, and family have given $2.5 million to UC San Diego.

The school has established the Roger Revelle Chair in Environmental Science at Scripps Institution of Oceanography to honor Revelle.

Funds for the endowed chair will be used to recruit scientists for Scripps.

Revelle is a highly regarded oceanographer considered to be the father of UC San Diego.

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Voices for Children’s 15th annual golf tournament netted $150,000 to support the agency’s court-appointed special advocate program.

Gold sponsors included the Scarano family and Tecate Group.

Other sponsors included TransWorld Media, Qualcomm Inc., Union Bank of California and the San Diego County Credit Union.

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San Diego Farmers Insurance agents participated with thousands of agents across America in Be a Hero for Babies Day, a benefit for the March of Dimes. Close to $2.9 million was raised June 7.

The funds support a family support program in neonatal intensive care units in hospitals.

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The 11th annual Golf for Life Charity Classic benefiting the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center netted more than $140,000 for the nonprofit cancer research center.

Sponsors included BioMed Realty Trust Inc., Union Bank of California and Margret and J. Nevins McBride.

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The San Dieguito Heritage Museum received $10,000 in trees from Shea Homes and its partners, Landscape Development, Valley Crest, Shasta L/S and Nissho to landscape its Encinitas site.

“We are very grateful to Shea Homes and their partners for the donation of all these wonderful trees,” said Shari Fort & #173;mueller, executive director of the museum. “The trees help define the entire property as well as each of the various outdoor exhibits we are building to represent different time periods.”

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The Makua Auxiliary’s 55th annual fund-raiser, Makua Royale, was held June 23. The event raised $135,000 in support of Voices for Children’s court-appointed special advocate program.

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Architectural Concepts Inc. celebrated its 15th anniversary by hosting a benefit for San Diego Habitat for Humanity at the company’s headquarters.

The event raised $18,000 in cash with an additional $10,000 in in-kind contributions.

Sponsors included Smirnoff Citrus, Wine Steals, Monterey Financial Services, The Welk Group, Interval International, RCI, ResortCom International, Trades Publishing and the Golden Door.

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Hope for a Cure Foundation donated an Olympus microscope to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in San Diego. The 3-year-old foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer research.


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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