Susan and Paul Hering, from left, Evelyn Olson Lamden, Catherine and Andrew Clark were dressed for a successful event at the San Diego Symphony’s Tux ’N Tennies.

Susan and Paul Hering, from left, Evelyn Olson Lamden, Catherine and Andrew Clark were dressed for a successful event at the San Diego Symphony’s Tux ’N Tennies. Photo by Photo courtesy of Pat Rice

The San Diego Symphony Tux ’n Tennies Summer Bash 2012 was held at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. The $168,000 raised will support the Education and Outreach programs of the symphony, which reach 53,000 students every year. Sycuan Casino was the presenting sponsor. Others sponsors included Ashford University, Barney & Barney, AT&T, SDG&E and Kaiser Permanente. Catherine and Andrew Clark and Susan and Paul Hering, event chairs, and symphony board President Evelyn Olson Lamden introduced guests to the Beatles tribute musical group The Classical Mystery Tour …The Second Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament hosted by The Seany Foundation was held at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The $63,000 raised supports research and life-enhancing programs for children, teens, and young adults battling cancer. Sponsors were Medical Center Pharmacy, Eddy Pump, Barona Resort & Casino, Valt, and Mountain West Real Estate … Architect Christopher Bittner was named NewSchool of Architecture and Design 2012 Alumnus of the Year. Bittner was recognized at NSAD’s commencement ceremony at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The award recognizes graduates who have advanced the interests and standards of excellence of NSAD through distinctive professions or volunteer careers. Bittner was recognized for his dedication to projects that not only reflect these standards but also exemplify the community service role of architects and designers … Echo Pacific Construction and Lowe’s stores of San Diego participated in the San Diego Habitat for Humanity Women Build Event. The volunteers and staff worked to restore a house in El Cajon owned by a bank, purchased by Habit for Humanity for restoration in an effort to provide an affordable residence for a low-income family. “We salute the hardworking women volunteers from Echo Pacific Construction who volunteered, and we value the difference Echo Pacific’s partnership is making in the lives of families in need in San Diego,” said Lori Holt Pfeiler, executive director of SDHFH … Wells Fargo Golf Classic was held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn raising $40,000 to support the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. Sponsors included Wells Fargo, Senior Resource Group, EDCO, McKenna Long & Aldridge and Bridgepoint Education. The proceeds go to support the nonprofit Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl … Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation announced the awarding of $4 million in new medical research grants. The grants will extend to doctors and researchers at 34 institutions and universities in 19 states across the country. Two grants of $100,000 each will be awarded to UC San Diego for new medical research, an Innovation Award to Dr. David Traver and a Young Investigator Award to Dr. Paolo Abada. Traver will utilize the grant to examine leukemia and Abada researches tumors. The Miller Family Grand Stand will host its 7th Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Grand Stand on July 28 in San Diego in honor of 17-year-old Stephan Thomas, currently battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of childhood cancer … The San Diego Half Marathon raised $100,000 to benefit San Diego charities. The charity partners include Lake Murray Playground Project; San Diego Police Department Communications Division kitchen/break room renovation; Toys for Joy; Robb Field and Hickman Field. The Lake Murray Playground Project broke ground thanks to the funds raised at the marathon … The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of San Diego Foundation, awarded grants totaling $107,403 to Carlsbad organizations dedicated to enhancing arts and culture in the community. The recipients are Carlsbad Community Theatre Showcase Company, Carlsbad Music Festival, The Hacienda Project, Harps in the City and Shakespeare Network. “We’re deeply honored to recognize these five outstanding contributors to arts and culture in Carlsbad,” said Hollyce Phillips, CCF Board Chair.

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