Jerome and Miriam Katzin have endowed a $4 million fellowship fund to support graduate students at UC San Diego. The Katzins hope their gift will inspire others to support graduate education at UC San Diego. “With this gift, Jerome and Miriam Katzin have made an incredible impact on our campus community that will last for generations,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. The endowed gift will establish The Katzin Prize Endowment Fund to support UC San Diego graduate students studying for an academic doctoral degree in any discipline who demonstrate outstanding talent and promise … The 5th Annual New Children’s Museum Gala “TRASH” raised $400,000 to support the programs for children, families, artists and teachers. The theme was created to raise consciousness of what happens when we throw things away. The gala celebrated the transformation of rubbish into resources – eco-couture, zero waste, urban agriculture, and organic fare. NCM embraced new approaches to benefit the environment. Competitor Group, Eyemotive, Westamerica Graphics and Nordstrom were among the supporters … The Rancho Valley YMCA Shred-A-Thon raised $1,000 for the Rancho Family YMCA. The event shredded 6,000 lbs. of paper and recycled over 20,000 lbs. of electronics to raise the money … Cymer has donated $300,000 to San Diego State University’s Advanced Physics Lab. SDSU will expand and update the lab. “Cymer is pleased to contribute to and participate in the dedication of the new Cymer Advanced Physics Lab, and the celebration of over 55 years of Richard ‘Doc’ Morris’ contribution to SDSU and the city of San Diego,” said Ed Brown, president and COO of Cymer. Professor Morris’ reputation for challenging aspiring physicists is legendary … The California Arts Council gave a 2011-12 Creating Public Value grant of $8,000 to Classics 4 Kids. The organization will expand its “Arts Access Project,” a cultural and educational experience that supports children in grades 1-3 with limited financial resources through two orchestra performances of “Bluegrass and Bach,” performed by the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra and guest bluegrass musicians. The Arts Council’s Creating Public Value Program aims to assist arts organizations located in rural and underserved communities … San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine was selected as the “2012 Nonprofit of the Year” by the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes an organization that improves the quality of life in greater San Diego County and partners with the business community to achieve its mission … Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter, donated $3,500 worth of school supplies to Sweetwater Springs Community School. The AGC “Adopt-A-School” program selected the school to “adopt” and help out with basic school supplies. These students are often the unfortunate victims of lean times. Many students are left without the basic supplies for an education … Recently, 200 of The Dannon Co. employees, from across the United States who were in San Diego to attend a sales leadership conference, volunteered at San Diego Food Bank for an afternoon. Dannon donated 70,000 individual servings of yogurt to the San Diego Food Bank … Fleet Week San Diego presented a $19,000 check to the National Veterans Transition Services Inc. during a graduation ceremony for the 35th REBOOT Class in Mission Valley. NVTSI is dedicated to assisting veterans in adjusting to civilian life and securing meaningful employment. To date more than 500 servicemen/women, veterans and spouses have completed NVTSI’s REBOOT program … Martha and George Gafford were honored at the Polynesian Pawradise Fur Ball 2012 held at the San Diego Humane Society. The Gaffords were recognized for their support of SDHS, the animals and people served and for their support of other local organizations that help to improve our community.
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