San Diego Business Journal

— Verizon Wireless President and CEO Lowell McAdam and his wife, Susan, have donated $100,000 to the University of San Diego to support the School of Business Administration’s Alumni Lifelong Learning program, which provides alumni with the opportunity to network and interact with USD faculty at events around the country. “Lowell is a true leader in his industry and we’re excited he and Susan have chosen to make this generous gift to USD to provide high-quality business education opportunities to our alumni,” said David Pyke, dean of USD’s School of Business Administration … Girl Scouts’ Urban Campout: Feelin’ Groovy! raised $235,000, which goes toward funding camp scholarships, programs which teach life and leadership skills, and provide outreach to girls in homeless shelters. Geico was the presenting sponsor for this 13th annual event. Other sponsors included AT&T, Union Bank, San Diego County Credit Union and Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation … Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas held its Circle of Life 100 Celebration on Sept. 16 at the home of Laura and Fred Applegate. The event raised $100,000 to support gamma imaging at Scripps Encinitas, which is one of only a few hospitals in California providing access to this noninvasive technology, which is used to detect breast cancer … Larry Rosenstock, chief executive officer and founding principal of High Tech High was one of three national educational leaders who received the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education on Sept. 28. Winners of the award are recognized as outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education in the U.S. and to creating a smarter, better world … March of Dimes hosted its 28th annual Golf for Babies at Del Mar Country Club on Sept. 13. The event raised $103,000 for the San Diego-Imperial Division of March of Dimes to support its research, education, advocacy and services. Sponsors included Emerson Network Power, California Bank & Trust and Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch … The Center for Wealth & Legacy presented its inaugural Inspiration Awards on Sept. 28 at USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. The event honored business leaders who embody the entrepreneurial spirit and who are dedicated to causes beyond their own financial success. The 2010 Inspiration Awards honorees were Michael Mellace and Mike Runion; Richard Muscio; Phil Pace and Jeff Loya; and Alan Sorkin … The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation awarded grants totaling $98,500 to organizations supporting at-risk youth. Some of those receiving funds were: Community Resource Center, Just in Time for Foster Youth, TERI Inc. and Vista Hill Foundation … The National Conflict Resolution Center received $200,000 from the Health and Human Services department of the County of San Diego. In a Community Collaboration Celebration on Sept. 30, NCRC announced a fundraising goal to match the county’s funding to further The Exchange training, which teaches strategies for managing workplace conflict, in San Diego communities. NCRC will use the money to extend its program to educate leaders from local organizations and businesses on how to manage conflict peacefully … The Center for Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine held a golf tournament Sept. 14 at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe. The third annual San Diego Hospice Invitational Golf Tournament raised $110,000 to help fund bereavement programs and other grief and loss programs managed by The Center for Grief Care and Education. Jack in the Box Foundation was the Championship Sponsor … Corporate Directors Forum presented its annual Director of the Year Awards on Sept. 30 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Barney & Barney was the host sponsor. Malin Burnham was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement in Corporate Governance Award for outstanding performance in the boardroom and behind the scenes.

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