San Diego Business Journal

Episcopal Community Services held its Fourth Annual “Water to Wine: Making Miracles at ECS” at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The $63,000 will bolster programs addressing homelessness and mental illness. Sponsors included Barney & Barney, Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley, Bob Beatty & Co., Clean Earth Restorations and CSF Consulting … The California Institute of Technology is set to present its Distinguished Alumni Award to five of its graduates, two of whom are San Diegans. Clyde Hutchison from the J. Craig Venter Institute and Charles Wheatley from Qualcomm are set to be presented the award on May 19 at the Caltech campus … AT&T has committed $250 million to boost high school graduation rates in the next five years. Since 2008 in San Diego, AT&T has committed more than $500,000 in donations and grants to various local schools and organizations, including the Escondido and Grossmont school districts, San Diego Urban League and the Barrio Logan College Institute. The announcement was made in Washington, D.C., and will have a positive impact on San Diego organizations, which will be eligible to apply for grants of from $100,000 to $300,000 … Mayor Jerry Sanders delivered meals to seniors in an effort to bring awareness and recruit volunteers to deliver nutritious meals to seniors who live throughout the region. The month of March is annually celebrated as “March for Meals” by Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego. “Mayors for Meals Day” is a way for elected officials to show their support for the community’s seniors. Mayors and council members from several communities participated … Valenti International is the exclusive sponsor of A Taste of Spain presented by Orchestra Nova. The company will also be the venue sponsor of the Nova Goes Green concert, a celebration of Mother Nature set for May 12. “Through both her company and her foundation, Irene Valenti has a true commitment to not only making a difference in her clients’ lives but also making an impact in the world,” said Beverly Lambert, CEO of Orchestra Nova … The San Diego Police Foundation raised $21,000 at the Women in Blue luncheon held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel – San Diego in Mission Valley. The proceeds support the foundation in its mission to create a safer San Diego by funding equipment, training and outreach programs for the San Diego Police Department. Sponsors of the event were Wells Fargo, RACCO and Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers. Other contributors included Valley View Casino & Hotel, Torrey Pines Bank, Kaiser Permanente and San Diego Private Bank … The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is continuing to offer free admission for people 25 and younger due to a grant from the Qualcomm Foundation. “Through this grant from the Qualcomm Foundation, we can continue to offer access to youth and young adults to learn about contemporary visual art and ideas,” said Hugh Davies, MCASD’s director and CEO … Home Start held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its newly renovated Maternity Shelter for homeless pregnant and parenting young women and their children. The program provides transitional living support services to young women who come from a background of poverty. The Home Start mission is dedicated to child abuse prevention and strengthening family services

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