San Diego Business Journal

Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association hosted the Tenth Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta recently. The event netted over $240,000 for Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice campaign, an initiative to build hospice homes in San Diego. Event sponsors include Elmcroft Senior Living, Shea Family, Sodexo Health Care Services and Virginia Napierskie. Sharp currently operates two homes located in the neighborhoods of La Mesa and Del Cerro … RA Sushi raised $197,000 during its 8th annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. RA Sushi donated 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a variety of dishes and beverages to assist with research and treatment for the children treated by St. Jude. All of the RA Sushi locations nationwide participated with the San Diego location contributing 10 percent of the total amount. The fundraiser is in memory of a patient who died of brain cancer in 2005. He was the nephew of one of RA Sushi’s original founders … The San Diego Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will celebrate the spirit of philanthropy at a luncheon on Oct. 25 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel. Those being recognized are Jack Raymond, Bill Geppert, the Rotary Club of San Diego, San Diego Gas & Electric, Malia Rappaport and Marquis Snowden, Robert Payne and Mark Stuart. The presenting sponsor is The San Diego Foundation affiliated charitable foundations … The office of the San Diego Bail Hotline Bail Bonds distributed 1,000 backpacks recently to The Boys & Girls Club in Logan Heights … The 23rd Annual Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge recently raised $205,000. San Diego County Credit Union was the presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors included Sycuan Casino, Western Outdoor News, PMI Stanley and National Technologies Associates. The funds raised will be used to grant wishes to San Diego children with life-threatening medical conditions … City Heights Partnership for Children, Chase, and World Vision distributed 1,200 backpacks with school supplies to students at Joyner Elementary MicroSociety Magnet. The Partnership for Children is a community-driven effort of residents, government, nonprofits, business and philanthropy … The Bernard Osher Foundation donated $500,000 to UC San Diego, establishing an endowment to provide scholarships for students transferring from the California Community College System. The funds will support a new scholarship award for high-achieving student parents who transfer to UC San Diego and have financial need … JetBlue donated books to Words Alive through a partnership with PBS KIDS. For every submission to the Soar With Reading’s website through Aug. 31, JetBlue donated a book to a child through Words Alive. In addition to providing literacy based activities and games, JetBlue and PBS KIDS committed to doing their part to impact and enrich the lives of children in all of the communities they serve … Fox Sports San Diego kicked off their partnership with the San Diego chapter of After-School All-Stars with a check presentation of $50,000. ASAS is an organization that provides comprehensive programming to middle school children in 13 cities across the U.S. Greater San Diego ASAS serves 4,000 students in 20 schools throughout San Diego County by providing free academic assistance, extracurricular enrichment programs, and sports activities five days a week … Hoehn Carlsbad has donated a Mercedes-Benz C250 four-door sedan to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego for their annual gala, ROMP 2012 “Once Upon a Time,” to be held on Oct. 13 at the Rancho Valencia Hotel. RMHCSD is selling 3,000 tickets at $100 each for the car. The winning ticket will be drawn at the gala. The winner can either take the car or receive $30,000 cash. All proceeds will benefit the RMHCSD Charities.

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