San Diego Business Journal

The Corporate Directors Forum will present the 2012 Director of the Year Awards on Sept. 27 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Each year Corporate Directors Forum honors San Diego’s top directors. The purpose of the award is to pay tribute to their outstanding performance in the boardroom and behind the scenes. Robert Sullivan, director at Cubic Corp.; Daniel Bradbury, president and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals; Harry Hixson Jr., chairman and CEO of Sequenom; Paul Hering, managing principal and CEO of Barney & Barney; Debra Reed, director and former chair at San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.; and Lynn Schenk, director at Sempra Energy, are the 2012 honorees. They were nominated by their boardroom peers in recognition of their extraordinary contributions in various categories … The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Kroc Center in City Heights. The Audrey S. Geisel — Dr. Seuss Fund was the title sponsor of the event which included a commemoration and a concert featuring the San Diego Concert Band. The Kroc Center, the first of 30 facilities across the United States, was Joan Kroc’s vision, to build a state-of-the-art recreational and arts facility to provide children in low-income communities the opportunity to pursue their dreams … The Grants & Projects Committee of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation recognized the 2012 Impact Grant recipients at a reception. A total of $60,000 went to Barrio Logan College Institute, Kids’ Turn San Diego, The Tomorrow Project and San Diego Hospice. The discretionary grant-making in 2013 will focus on basic needs for seniors in the region who continue to face a lack of access to needed health care, shelter, and food … Guardians of San Diego’s “Take a Swing For Seacrest” golf and tennis tournament was held at Del Mar Country Club raising $150,000 for Seacrest Village Retirement Communities. The William Gumpert Foundation was the presenting sponsor. Some of the other sponsors were Altshuler Insurance, Bycor, City National Bank, Epsten Grinnell & Howell, G. S. Levine and Gulf South Medical Supply. “The support of all of our sponsors and the dedication of all our volunteers is what makes this event such a success,” said Pam Ferris, president and CEO of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities … Nobel laureate Roger Tsien has been named the 2012 recipient of the Rell Sunn award which will be presented during the 19th annual Luau & Longboard Invitational on Aug. 19. Rell Sunn, a Hawaiian surfer and longtime supporter of the Luau & Longboard invitational lost her battle with breast cancer. Each year an honoree is selected for displaying strong will, unselfishness and compassion in the battle against breast cancer. All proceeds go to fund cancer research at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

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