San Diego Business Journal

The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s 24th Annual Fur Ball “Casabarka” was held at its campus Aug. 14. Michele Militi and her dog, Tucker, were among those who attended this year’s event which raised $320,000 to support the SDHS and SPCA in its mission to promote the humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty to animals and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond. Jeffrey Strauss and Pamplemousse Grille were major sponsors along with Petco and the Petco Foundation. The Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation was honored for 13 years of giving to SDHS, including medical equipment, animal housing, technology upgrades and foster care … The San Diego Center for Children received a $33,000 grant from the ResMed Farrell Family Foundation. The grant is designated to support a reading improvement program for children whose trauma, abuse or mental health challenge is delaying their potential for success … Casa de Amparo held its 11th annual FORE the Casa Kids golf tournament on Aug. 9 at the Maderas Golf Club in Poway. The $63,000 raised supports programs for the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Sponsoring partners included Grant General Contractors and FDR Construction …


Photo courtesy of San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

Michele Militi brought her dog, Tucker, to the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s Fur Ball event, which raised $320,000 for the organization.

The Anthony Robbins Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Regional Task Force on the Homeless. “The RTFH opened our eyes to the struggles homeless individuals are facing every day in our community,” said Jessica Schweppe, communications coordinator for the foundation. The grant will help the RTFH continue to provide technical assistance, ongoing training and data reports … Mission Federal Credit Union has provided $2,500 to help raise awareness of Computers 2 San Diego Kids’ computer-refurbishing donation intake and distribution programs … Bill Peartree of Barney & Barney was recognized at SagePoint Financial’s 2010 National Education Conference with two national awards. Peartree was honored as a Champions Circle Member & Million Dollar Club, as well as Special Performance Sales Leader – Package Product. He is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, and Employee Benefits Institute of America … The Liquid National Ball 7, which was held on Aug. 14, raised $200,000 to support 13 surf-related humanitarian organizations. The organizations use the funds for global medical relief, urban youth outreach, and injury prevention and assistance … The East County Law Enforcement Appreciation Night was held Aug. 23 at the El Cajon Elks Lodge 1812. El Cajon Police Detective John Pearsley was among those honored for outstanding service and performance throughout the past year … The Fourth Annual Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation Golf Tournament was held June 21 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. The event raised $68,000, which will be distributed to several organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Meals on Wheels, Ramona Senior Center, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA and Operation Homefront. “The tournament brings the community together and helps support the local charities that make our neighborhoods better places to live, work and play,” said Rick Hoffman, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Diego.

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