San Diego Business Journal

By Joyce Glazer

Jewish Family Service of San Diego received a $100,000 grant from the Leichtag Family Foundation to support the agency's Jewish BigPals and older adult nutrition programs. The BigPals program for boys and girls matches Jewish adults and Jewish children of single parents in one-to-one mentoring relationships. The older adults' effort provides meals to those who have no means to cook or eat out A $100,000 bequest from the estate of Robert Anthony Buzzelli will fund The Robert Buzzelli Endowed Fellowship in Oceanography to support first-year graduate students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Buzzelli, who died in 2007 at age 45, was a great-grandson of E. W. Scripps, founder of Scripps University of San Diego student Artin Panossian was awarded the Majestic Realty/Society of Industrial and Office Realtors educational scholarship of $10,000. Panossian is one of six students awarded this scholarship Meals on Wheels Dine With the Chefs fundraiser was held Sept. 28. The $50,000 raised will go toward the organization's efforts to battle hunger in the county Cook & Schmid received the Silver Bernays Award of Merit and a Bronze Bernays Award of Excellence at a recent San Diego chapter of the Public Relations Society of America awards ceremony. Mike Rose of Nuffer, Smith, Tucker was awarded the Deborah Baker Professional of the Year Award Atlas Van Lines recognized Ace Relocation Systems for hauling excellence at its annual convention Oct. 29. Requirements for the award include a critical review of safety and claims records and a high agent rating for van operator performance Edda Temoche-Weldele, a Spanish instructor at Grossmont College, was given the annual Distinguished Faculty Award for outstanding contributions in teaching and exceptional academic leadership. According to Chris Hill, president of the Academic Senate, the award recognizes her service over the years on numerous committees Craig Schloss, of Morrison & Foerster's San Diego office, was recently honored with the David K. Kroll Leadership Award in recognition of service to the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. Schloss has served the JCC in several capacities during the past 20 years Daniel Brunton and Robert Knaier of Latham & Watkins received the La Mancha Award for Distinguished Pro Bono Legal Service from Casa Cornelia Law Center at its 15th anniversary celebration Oct. 23 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. The firm donated pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations The Grossmont College Foundation raised $130,000 at the seventh annual Dinner Auction and Gala on Oct. 25 Feeding America San Diego received a refrigerated truck and food donated by Newman's Own and Ford Motor. The truck, which was filled with Newman's Own products, will be used to deliver food throughout the county Cal State San Marcos presented the Alumni Achievement Award to two graduates at its annual Alumni Affair program. Catherine Armas-Matsumoto and Roberto Ramirez were recognized for their commitment to the university's ideals of scholarship, leadership and service The Pininfarina designed Keating Hotel was the only winning California luxury hotel to be recognized at the World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony. The Gaslamp Quarter hotel was recognized as this year's finest international Luxury City Hotel.

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