San Diego Business Journal

Reality Changers presented scholarships to two high school students recently. Da’rell Andrews, a senior at Midway Baptist High School, received a $20,000 scholarship at the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl; and Michael Gaulden, a senior at San Diego High School, received a $5,000 scholarship at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. They were recognized not only because they excelled academically, but in their community citizen leadership, too. The mission of Reality Changers is to provide inner-city youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the resources to become first-generation college students by supplying academic support, financial assistance and faith-based leadership training ... The Century Club of San Diego and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito plan to hold The San Diego Open Golf Ball party Jan. 28 hosted by Stingaree in downtown San Diego. Sponsors include Century Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and 91X ... Barrio Logan College Institute honored Wells Fargo as Donor of the Year 2009. Wells Fargo has donated $125,000 in support of the College Prep Programs for first-generation college students. BLCI also received a $15,000 grant from the Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation for the College Prep Programs ... TERI Inc., aka the Training, Education & Research Institute, celebrated its third annual Cuvee delle Vite on Dec. 5 at the Charles R. Cono Center for Research & Life Planning campus site. In addition to an anonymous gift of $500,000, the event raised $95,000. The funds will be used to build the center, which aims to transform the lives of special needs children and adults, as well as their families, by providing a comprehensive array of services and support programs covering an entire life span ... Blue Marble Spa at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina — San Diego was named one of the top 10 Green Spas and Resorts in the world by Organic Spa Magazine. “We are committed to using organic and natural ingredients and have created the most holistic treatment offerings derived from nature,” said Kyra Johnson, spa director ... The Redevelopment Agency of the city of San Diego partnered with Urban Corps of San Diego County for an event in Barrio Logan on Jan. 9. The event was part of the Green Street Community Enhancement Program. Volunteers painted over graffiti, cleaned up weeds and removed debris. The U.S. Navy provided lunch, which was served at the Barrio Station Theater ... Laurie Manley of Willis Allen Real Estate was awarded the National Association of Realtors’ Green Designation. Manley achieved this designation after completing course work and training to understand what makes a property green ... A United Jewish Federation of San Diego County men’s event is scheduled for Jan. 27 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. A bestselling author of two books and an expert on terrorism, Brigitte Gabriel is the keynote speaker. Dr. Bob Shillman provided the underwriting for the speakers. Corporate underwriters included Sempra Energy, U.S. Trust and San Diego Private Bank ... Feeding America San Diego received a $3,000 grant from the Cox Kids Foundation. The funds will support the Farm2Kids and the BackPack Program, both of which provide food for low-income elementary-school children and teach children about healthy food choices ... The Beach & Country Guild of UCP of San Diego County, aka the United Cerebral Palsy, is holding a rummage sale, Rags for Riches, Feb. 6 at Fairbanks Plaza. Proceeds will benefit UCP’s Assistive Technology Center in San Diego.

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