United Through Reading participated in Target’s Super Love Sender Facebook campaign, winning second place with a $220,000 contribution from Target. The campaign kicked off
Jan. 31 and concluded Feb. 14. Five national charities received a portion of $1 million to fund educational programming. The United Through Reading Military Program will use the funds to help deployed military men and women stay connected to their families by sending DVDs of themselves reading books to their children and families at home. Other national organization winners included The Salvation Army and United Way … Roel Construction Inc. CEO Wayne Hickey and Union Bank, N.A. Market President Leticia Aguilar led the American Heart Association Inc.’s annual Start! campaign April 7 in downtown San Diego. The 2010 Start! Heart Walk will be held Sept. 19 at Balboa Park … The San Diego chapter of the USO is holding its 69th annual Stars and Stripes Ball on May 22 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Proceeds will benefit members of the military and their families … Gerald McMahon, chairman of the board of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, and John Manson, CEO of GM Mortgage & Realty Co., were honored by the University of San Diego on May 1. Manson received the Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill Award for Service to USD. “We are proud to honor these graduates who exemplify the university’s mission of excellence and service,” said USD President Mary E. Lyons … The 40th Anniversary Mercy Ball, Tune In to Mercy, was held April 10 at Anthology in downtown San Diego. The $210,000 raised will support Scripps
Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and Chula Vista. In addition, Dick and Kaye Woltman contributed a $2 million challenge grant to support an outpatient infusion center and a new women’s breast care center at Scripps Mercy … Fleishman-Hillard International Communications received four ADDY Awards at the annual event of the San Diego Ad Club. The awards ceremony recognized top design campaigns during the last year and the creative talent behind them in the region. … The second early drawing of the Dream House Raffle fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House of San Diego was held April 14. Among the winners of $35,000 were Debbie Raggio of Spring Valley, who won $15,000, and Trent Guest of San Diego, who won $10,000. For the sixth year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego will be awarding a $1.8 million house in its Dream House Raffle … Dr. Ellen Beck, director of the UC San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project, was honored April 29 in Sacramento when she was presented a $125,000 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. The funds will go to support her work at the Pacific Beach and downtown free clinics. Beck has found a way to get quality health care to San Diego’s homeless and working poor, as well as get medical students into the trenches … Clark Pest Control received the Integrated Pest Management Innovator Award from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
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