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25th Anniversary Is a Celebration of Community, Giving

Jackson Design & Remodeling decided to come up with a unique way to celebrate 25 years in business in San Diego. The employees decided to give back to the community in 25 charitable ways. And, with over a dozen acts already completed, they are well on their way.

The staff has already knocked out a blood drive at the San Diego Blood Bank — after hearing that it was experiencing the most severe shortage of donations in six years — a beach cleanup to benefit the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and donated prom dresses to financially challenged teens through The Princess Project San Diego organization. Through mid-September additional beneficiaries will be the Ronald McDonald House, Moores Cancer Center, Make a Wish Foundation, and the Girl Scouts San Diego. Kudos to JDR for toasting the city of San Diego during the 25th milestone celebration.

The San Diego Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the proud recipient of $40,000 in grants from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation to benefit homeless animals in San Diego County. The San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido campus is to receive $20,000 for installation of air conditioning in the animal intake area. The remaining $20,000 will be used for outsourcing specialized veterinary services for animals in need of extra care. The San Diego Humane Society and the SPCA acknowledges Doug Dawson and all the trustees of the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation for their generous donation.

“Many shelters across the county are working with limited resources,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA. “We are fortunate to be equipped to treat complicated medical conditions, and this donation will allow us to do even more for animals in need of specialized treatments. … we’re sincerely grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation.”

The San Diego Foundation announced it granted $47 million to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2014. Since its inception, the foundation has granted $880 million to serve and improve the region. Five new members of the board of governors were introduced as well: Hal Dunning, principal, COO and CFO at Barney & Barney; Elisabeth Eisner Forbes, an attorney in private practice; Ileana Ovalle Engel, state director of government affairs for Cox California; Donna Marie Robinson, retired vice president/client manager for Bank of America and Yolanda S. Walther-Meade, a media, marketing, public relations and community outreach executive. This year, 140 new funds were opened, including 55 endowments, with contributions and partial investment gains of $48.5 million. In July, the foundation established its 1,000th endowment fund, a significant donor in San Diego. The San Diego Foundation assets currently are $660 million.

Junior Achievement of San Diego recently inducted three new members to its Business Hall of Fame. Linden Blue, co-owner and vice chairman of General Atomics; Ronne Froman, Rear Adm. (ret.), and Michael Murphy, president & CEO of Sharp HealthCare. Proceeds from the event will support Junior Achievement’s programs that provide kindergarten through 12th grade students the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.

Send Kudos/Giving items to Stephanie R. Glidden at sglidden@sdbj.com.

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