San Diego Business Journal

The New Leaders Council Institute fellows hosted the Fellows’ Fundraiser: “Funding the Future” at Belo in downtown San Diego. The Community Collaboration Award was presented to the San Diego LGBT Community Center for their outstanding work promoting equality, civic participation and youth leadership. The event raised $8,000 for San Diego Leadership Alliance … Hospice of the North Coast recently received three grants from local organizations: a $6,000 grant from the Mental Health Fund of the Encinitas-based Coastal Community Foundation to support services of the Hope Bereavement Center for youth; a $1,546 grant from the San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization; and a $1,268 grant from Las Patronas will fund the purchase of electronic equipment that will help HNC improve continuity of care and quality of life for its clients … Karl Strauss Brewing Co. was awarded a Gold medal for its Red Trolley Ale at the ninth bi-annual World Beer Cup which was held in conjunction with the Craft Brewer’s Conference. Karl Strauss was also awarded a Silver medal for its Two Tortugas Belgian Quad …The Arc of San Diego’s annual gala was held at the Grand Del Mar. The event raised $50,000 that will help The Arc of San Diego continue to provide its services such as day training, employment, and residential living services to San Diegans with disabilities. Sponsors for the event included US Bank, California Bank & Trust, Moss Adams and the Ability Center … Casa de Amparo raised $105,000 at its 16th Annual Meet the Chefs of Del Mar held at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar. The funds raised support the programs and services Casa de Amparo provides to abused and at-risk children and families throughout San Diego County. DEI Holdings, Tri-City Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Dole Food Co., Grant General Contractors, Sony and OneSource Distributors were among the partners … HomeAid San Diego received a donation of $25,000 from Housing Opportunities Inc., an organization that was formed by the Building Industry Association of San Diego. Senior Community Centers and South Bay Community Services also received $25,000 donations … The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s Caribbean Nights raised $29,000 at its social. All proceeds benefit SDCDM’s programs and exhibits for children, families and school groups. Sponsors included Stone Brewing Co., The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, Hidden Valley Orthodontics and Best Beverage Catering … Women Give San Diego awarded Grossmont College’s Office Professional Training program a $15,500 grant to assist with counseling services for OPT students. The college’s OPT program provides skills training for jobs in professional office settings in the accounting, insurance, and financial services fields … Athletes for Education founder Steven Haynes was posthumously awarded the 10News Leadership Award at a ceremony at Sunset Elementary School. The award was accepted by Steven’s father, John Haynes, on behalf of Steven who passed away in Feb. 2011. Steven founded AFE with the mission of redirecting the paths of low-income and at-risk youth within San Diego and the greater border region … The El Cajon Police Department held its 23rd Annual Police Officer Awards Ceremony. Among those being honored was Officer Jarred Slocum, who was injured during a shooting and fire in Aug. 2011. Officer Tim McFarland, who came to the aid of Officer Slocum was also recognized. Both officers received a medal of valor and Officer Slocum also received the department’s Purple Heart. Retired San Diego Police Officer David Williams received the Volunteer of the Year award for his assistance in cold case homicide and crimes of violence investigations.

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