San Diego Business Journal

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego announced that “The Campaign for Rady Children’s,” to raise $220 million to care for the sick and injured children of San Diego, reached its goal six months early with a total of $221,308,322 contributed. The estimated number of gifts received was 4.9 million. Major contributors to the campaign were the Rady family, Peckham family, Warren family and Viterbi family. A total of 25 gifts of $1 million or more were received. “The success of The Campaign for Rady Children’s is a tribute of San Diego’s enduring commitment to the health and well-being of children, said Kathleen Sellick, president and CEO of Rady Children’s … Meals on Wheels held its Bootleggers Ball at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. WD-40 and Patricia and Robert Whalen were honored at the event for their commitment and support to the services of Meals on Wheels. The $145,000 raised will be used to support seniors living independently by providing regular nutrition and daily contact for seniors from caring volunteers. … The 3rd Annual Appetizer Throwdown Showdown, and its “Chefy” award went to Chef Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room in La Jolla … The North County Athletic Association produced the Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce Ball Championship XXXIII which was held at Del Mar’s Dog Beach raising $80,000. Beneficiaries included Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and the Del Mar Lifeguard Association. Sponsors were Vigilucci’s Restaurant Group, Red Envelope, Pave-Tech, DPR Construction, Viking Commercial Construction and Hudson Printing … Fresh Start Surgical Gifts’ Surgery Weekend was held to provide life-changing medical procedures to infants, children and teens suffering from physical deformities. Medical treatments were provided by an all-volunteer team of surgeons and medical professionals. Famous Dave’s donated the food for the volunteer team at Surgery Weekend. Fresh Start holds six Surgery Weekends per year, helping about 400 children with deformities annually … Cassidy Turley San Diego was recognized as the leading fundraising team for City of Hope’s San Diego Walk for Hope. They raised $5,000 for the organization. Over 40 Cassidy Turley professionals, family members and friends participated in the walk … Rite Aid Pharmacy is the title sponsor for the 30th Annual UCP Golf Classic to be held on Aug. 13 at The Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course. Other sponsors include Solar Turbines, TaylorMade, Location Edit, Interior Specialists, Union Bank and Rossin Steel. The proceeds will benefit United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County … The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Summer Games were recently held. Chicken of the Sea contributed $3,000 to sponsor the day and Kohl’s provided volunteers to manage the day … FRED Scholars Inc. has created its FRED Scholars program to give nonprofit and NGO leaders an opportunity to attend top global university business school programs. FRED Scholars awards were recently presented to Jennifer Butterworth, the CEO of Envision, who is going to receive an opportunity to attend the Managing the Strategic Value of Innovation program at the Imperial College London and Lindsay Miserandino, the general manager of Rosie’s Theater Kids, who will be attending MIT’s Sloan School of Management executive certificate program in management and leadership. Four scholarships are still available for the FRED Scholars Program … Anthony Medina, a freshman at the University of California San Diego received a scholarship from Gerdau, a supplier of long steel. Medina is one of 15 students to receive the scholarship, which is open to the children of Gerdau employees in North America. Scholarship winners are awarded a $2,500 annual stipend towards their undergraduate degrees for up to four years … The San Diego Foundation held its annual meeting, at the Torrey Pines Gliderport in La Jolla. Bob Kelly, president and CEO of the organization, shared the foundation’s “Our Greater San Diego Vision.”

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