San Diego-based Guild Mortgage announced that it raised more than $300,000 for three local charities. The company recently donated $100,000 each to the Monarch School, Urban Corps of San Diego County and Home Start. The donation was on behalf of the Guild Giving Foundation, which hosted its second annual charity golf tournament and dinner social last fall at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The event raised nearly $500,000 in its first two years.
The Monarch School has served San Diego for nearly three decades, evolving from a one-room education center to a comprehensive K-12 school dedicated to educating homeless youth. Urban Corps of San Diego County has established a unique work-learning program that allows youth to finish high school while earning a paycheck, learning real-world job skills and giving back to the community. Home Start provides services to women and children living in poverty who require immediate, comprehensive housing and supportive services to ensure their safety and healthy development. Visit guildgiving.org.