San Diego Business Journal

Walden Family Services raised $327,200 at Wine D’Vine Sizzles!, the eighth annual event held Oct. 12 at The Grand Del Mar. The funds will support programs that serve abused and neglected youth. Barney & Barney was the presenting sponsor and Dowling & Yahnke and Lindsay & Brownell were VIP wine reception sponsors. Other sponsors included Union Bank, Focus Group and 6 Degrees Realty Capital … San Diego Coastkeeper named Oceanside resident Taya Lazootin as Volunteer of the Year. She has volunteered in the Coastkeeper’s water quality monitoring program since 2009. The group also announced 41 volunteers and 27 inductees into the hall of fame … The Neurosciences Institute of La Jolla raised $100,000 at its Minding the Arts fundraiser held Sept. 18. The funds raised allow the institute to continue providing premier performance space to local not-for-profit arts and educational organizations. Sponsors were Audrey S. Geisel/Dr. Seuss Fund, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust Fund and Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego … The ninth annual Spirit of Life gala for the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego was held Oct. 8 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. The event raised $165,000 in support of the 15 programs and services offered by the Parkinson’s Association. Sponsors included the Charlie Robins Family, Torrey Pines Bank, Celgene, Cubic and The Corky McMillin Cos. … The San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club held the fifth annual Holes for Heroes on Oct. 14 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. The event raised $105,000 for wounded troops, children of soldiers killed in action and veterans … The Aztec for Life Homecoming celebration to benefit the Marshall Faulk Foundation was held Oct. 7 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center. The event netted $115,000 for the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA the San Diego State University Aztec Club — to support SDSU Aztec Football Program scholarships — and other area community groups, all of whom develop opportunities for at-risk youth … The Santee Lowe’s selected Home of Guiding Hands as this year’s “Lowe’s Heroes.” Seven employees from the Santee Lowe’s home improvement center volunteered their time to re-landscape the front yard of the Cumbre house Oct. 19. The Lowe’s store also donated rocks, plants, a bench and a shed, worth more than $1,500 … The eighth annual WiLDCOAST Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival and Surf Contest was held Oct. 16 at the Imperial Beach Pier. This year, United Athletes of the Pacific Ocean joined WiLDCOAST in celebration of the shared coastline. The $25,000 raised will help WiLDCOAST in its efforts to protect the coast and ocean. Sponsors included the County of San Diego, Billabong, REI, Oakley and URT Clothing Co. … Takeda Pharmaceuticals raised $20,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the Annual Dog Walk held Oct. 7. Takeda employees and pharmaceutical industry workers walked 1,522 miles. The walks complement Takeda’s research efforts to cure cancer in partnership with Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co. … San Diego County Ford Dealers secured a $10,000 donation from the Ford Motor Co. Fund to support the Museum of Making Music. The funds will support the museum’s Title One Fieldtrip program, which brings students from low-income areas to the museum for an interactive, educational experience … The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation recognized its 2011 Impact Grant recipients on Nov. 9. Focusing on youth at risk, a total of $148,000 was awarded to Barrio Logan College Institute, Rancho Santa Fe Performing Arts Center, Second Chance, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Interfaith Community Services, Shakti Rising, Urban Youth Collaborative and Natural High – Sundt Foundation. Additionally, 30 organizations were awarded $1,000 with a challenge to raise an additional $29,000 in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the RSF Foundation.

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