San Diego Business Journal

Craig and Rebecca Irving hosted the 3rd annual Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation event raising $200,000 to support active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs and their families. Through the support of the NSW Family Foundation, various programs have been designed to address the challenges faced by SEALs and their families. In addition to providing community support, the foundation has raised $125,000 for the purchase of rehabilitation equipment that had been cut from budgets as well as providing supplemental funding to enable the medical department to retain key physical therapists …

Quentin Yates, of Meridian Residential Association in downtown San Diego, received the 2011 President’s Award from the California Association of Community Managers. The 20th Annual Vision Awards were conferred on community managers, legal and financial experts who exhibited exceptional talent in the field of community management this past year. Yates was recognized for his leadership in promoting educational courses for managers who oversee high-rise properties throughout the state. Chelsey Chapman with Merit Property Management, EastLake III, and Karen Webb with Merit Property Management, Cortez Hill, were also recognized with leadership awards … The National Foundation for Autism Research was awarded a $20,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life Insurance. The funds will support early autism diagnosis outreach efforts in San Diego as well as contribute to the UC San Diego Autism Center of Excellence program that provides autism diagnosis and free bilingual interventions for at-risk children … The Simon Youth Scholarships program granted a scholarship award to benefit the post-secondary education of San Diego students. The award was given in partnership with Fashion Valley Mall. This year’s scholarship award winner is Shayla Brown, a graduate of Lincoln High who plans to attend California State University, Northridge … The Rivers of Hope Foundation founded by San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers, gifted Voices for Children $30,000 to fund 12 Court-Appointed Special Advocates for one year who in turn will advocate for 18 foster children. Philip and Tiffany Rivers have been visionary leaders in terms of their philanthropic focus on abused and abandoned children many of whom have found stability and hope thanks to the foundation’s contributions … Seacrest Village Retirement Communities held its 211 Club event on July 17. The Patron Party this year was the largest ever. Each member contributes $1,000 to the Residents Assistance Fund at Seacrest to help provide housing and health care services for the community’s elderly regardless of their ability to pay … Price Charities donated $40,000 from the Price Family Charitable Fund to The San Diego Public Library’s City Heights/Weingart Branch Library to provide operating hours on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. “It is through partnerships like this one that the city is able to leverage its limited assets and provide our neighborhoods with the resources they need,” said San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders …San Diego Merrill Lynch Senior Financial Adviser Courtney Liddy, was recognized on Barron’s “America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” in the June 6 issue of the magazine. Liddy was the only San Diegan named on the list. Her practice includes assisting her clients with concentrated stock strategies, liability management; estate planning and institutional money management … The San Diego County Ford Dealers contributed $30,500 to Meals on Wheels to provide fuel for all food delivery vehicles for one year. Ford will also continue its longtime “Salute to Education” scholarship program which awards $1,000 to 100 local high-school seniors each year. Through a new partnership with American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter, Ford is donating a Transit Connect disaster response vehicle.

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