San Diego The YWCA held its 12th Annual In the Company of Women luncheon March 11 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of “Crazy Love,” was the keynote speaker. Steiner gave her personal account of her experience with domestic violence and how it nearly took her life. Proceeds from the event will support Becky’s House and programs that help families escape domestic violence and homelessness. The Waitt Family Foundation and Union Bank were major sponsors. The YWCA also received a $50,000 matching grant from Price Charities. If this grant is matched, Price Charities will donate another $50,000 … Albert P. Carey, president and CEO of Frito-Lay North America Inc., donated $75,000 to fund student internships at the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration. The gift will support 10 undergraduate and graduate business students each summer during the next three years. “In this challenging economy, participation in an internship is a critical component of business education that often makes the difference in landing the right job after graduation,” said David Pyke, dean of USD’s School of Business Administration … The Arc of San Diego held its annual gala on March 20 at The US Grant hotel. Audrey S. Geisel/Dr. Seuss Fund at The San Diego Foundation was the Diamond Sponsor, and Ruby Sponsors included FCE Benefits; Kaye, Rose & Partners LLP; and Sharp Health Plan. BB&T Insurance Services Inc., Martha Brault and Norma Hildalgo-Del Rio were Event Sponsors … The Jewish Community Center Patron Party was held March 20 at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall. The funds raised benefit the programs and services of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center Jacobs Family Campus. Underwriters included Qualcomm Inc., Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, Neiman Marcus and Northern Trust Bank … Mission Valley Rotary Club made a recent gift to Aseltine School, bringing their total gift to $54,500. The gift will be used for sports programs at Aseltine … Barrio Logan College Institute received a $72,000 grant from the College Access Foundation of California. The funds are used for college preparation, mentoring and financial aid for students who are the first in their family to attend college … San Diego Car Care and Chevron Corp. recently partnered with the San Diego North Educational Foundation, donating a combined $10,000 to assist San Diego area students seeking internship and mentorships. The San Diego North Educational Foundation will create scholarships in the name of the donating businesses to assist students in reaching their goals in career development … The Burn Institute Auxiliary held its 18th Annual Share Your Heart Celebration at Anthology on Feb. 20. Modern Postcard, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Deloitte & Touche were sponsors of the event, which raised $40,000 for the burn survivor support services including Camp Beyond the Scars for burn-injured children … The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary held its 45th Annual Women of Dedication Luncheon on Feb. 24 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Cubic Corp. was among sponsors of the event, which honored 15 women. Proceeds benefit local social service programs of The Salvation Army … Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center was awarded a $94,000 grant from The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation which will be used to acquire state-of-the-art equipment integral to the care and rehabilitation of individuals living with spinal cord injuries. “Sharp cares for more spinal cord injury patients than any other rehabilitation provider in San Diego so we look forward to utilizing this grant for the greater benefit of the SCI community,” said David Brown, system rehabilitation director for Sharp HealthCare.
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