Pauline Foster, left, joined Irwin and Joan Jacobs at the MAGICAL Moments gala.

Pauline Foster, left, joined Irwin and Joan Jacobs at the MAGICAL Moments gala.

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities held its MAGICAL Moments gala at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. The event raised $300,000 for the Resident Assistance Fund which is a scholarship program for current and future residents who lack financial resources. Irwin and Joan Jacobs were major sponsors. Other sponsors included Sharon and David Wax of the Waxie Corp., Jewish Family Service, City National Bank, Convergent Wealth Advisors, Chubb & Son Capital Insurance and G.S. Levine Insurance. Jewish Community Foundation — San Diego also participated … The Petco Foundation is hosting its fourth annual Hope Gala Mar. 10 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. This year’s event honors Betty White, animal activist, for her commitment to animals and their welfare. Proceeds will benefit Actors and Others for Animals. White will receive Petco Foundation’s second Hope Award, which celebrates the spirit of hope through a life dedicated to promoting the human-animal bond … Nazli Keri and Kami Hoss of The Super Dentists pediatric dental care group, have donated six flat-screen televisions to help support the dental facility at San Ysidro Health Center. Mr. Hookup Architectural Electronics provided the materials and labor for the installation. The gift supports SYHC’s mission of providing low cost, high quality, comprehensive primary care services to low income families …Retailer dd’s Discounts donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos at their Grand Opening Celebration held at their new store in San Marcos. The gift was made in support of the local community in San Marcos … 2-1-1 San Diego honored United Way of San Diego County at the Annual National 2-1-1 Day Luncheon at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. United Way CEO Doug Sawyer and board chairman Richard Ledford accepted the honor which was presented by last year’s honoree, County Supervisor Greg Cox. The event netted $100,000 for 2-1-1 San Diego. Sponsors included SDG&E, Qualcomm and Bank of America. 2-1-1 San Diego is an information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 phone service and searchable online database … San Diego Coastkeeper hosts the 5th annual Walk the Watershed on Mar. 31. The walk will take place through Otay Watershed at Otay Valley Regional Park. Port of San Diego, WiLDCOAST, Elementary Institute of Science, Allied Waste, and I Love A Clean San Diego will partner with Coastkeeper for the event … The Carlsbad Educational Foundation received an $8,000 grant from the Beckman Coulter Foundation and $10,000 from ViaSat to support the Science Olympiad program at three Carlsbad middle schools and Carlsbad High School during the 2011-2012 school year. Science Olympiad is dedicated to improving the quality of science education through “academic track meets” where a cross section of students participates in tournaments that foster teamwork and collaboration. The program reinforces one of CEF’s goals to enrich education through increased hands-on-science … The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA has teamed up with Pro Kids, The First Tee of San Diego, to provide humane education through animal enrichment to underserved, low-income children. Project TRUST is designed to teach children to have compassion and respect for all living things. Project TRUST (Teaching Respect Using Sympathy and Training) is an afterschool program which provides humane education and hands-on animal training.

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