HUYA Bioscience International recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the company’s founding at the US Grant hotel in San Diego. The event included live entertainment and video greetings from colleagues and key opinion leaders in Japan and China. As part of HUYA’s mission to develop new treatments for cancer, the company announced that it has donated $20,000 to Breast Cancer Angels, a nonprofit providing financial and emotional assistance to breast cancer patients and their families. The organization accepted the donation and shared its experiences with the guests.
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The consortium creating San Diego’s first Advisor of the Year program recently announced winners at the first annual awards ceremony at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology.
The program, sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management, recognized local middle market mergers and acquisitions professionals and kicked off its continuing education initiative with the Women-Grown Businesses symposium. The symposium featured a group of women business owners who discussed the challenges they faced and successes they achieved throughout the lifecycle of their business.
Paul Thiel, regional managing director in San Diego for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, said the program is designed to both showcase the quality of the professional advisory local community and educate business owners about the process, and “we are off to a great start.”
Bob Copeland, partner in the corporate practice group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, said the quality of the nominees was exceptional. SheppardMullin was the presenting sponsor and Copeland said they are looking forward to creating a “valuable program to help business owners succeed.” For a list of the winners, visit sdadvisoroftheyear.com.
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Torrey Pines Bank, the Southern California division of Western Alliance Bank paid tribute to its clients, businesses and individuals involved in philanthropic endeavors at the recent 29th Annual Philanthropy Day. The day acknowledges those who provide time and financial support for programs and services that help advance communities and people’s lives. Torrey Pines Bank will donate more than $300,000 this year to community charitable organizations as well as more than 1,000 hours of community service. Gary Cady, CEO of Torrey Pines Bank, said nonprofit growth is tied to economic growth and it’s “imperative that nonprofit management work with financial experts who understand their unique needs and can help them weather all economic cycles.”
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The Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, the Farrell Family Foundation and the Parker Foundation granted $56,500 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego to provide 150,000 free meals for families caring for critically ill or injured children at local hospitals. The grants provide support to fund what is not donated — extra food, equipment and the staff oversight needed to serve 450 meals daily. The Parker Foundation has joined in support of the meals program this year, with a $24,000 grant to streamline and “green” its operations. This includes new dishwashers and recycling efforts, including food waste recycling. By eliminating paper plates and diverting recyclable items, the Ronald McDonald House has reduced its trash output from 38 bags to just three bags a day.
Thanks to a $2 million pledge from East County philanthropists Ron and Mary Alice Brady, the Grossmont Hospital Foundation has met its $10 million capital campaign goal. The announcement was made at the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Gala recently at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. The fundraising event also netted more than $300,000 toward the capital campaign goal.
“We are at a time in our lives where we have our health, we have accumulated some wealth, and we want to give back and leave a legacy in our community,” said Ron Brady. “…we want to make it as good as it can be for everyone in East County.”
The $10 million will go toward the hospital’s new 74,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center, which is scheduled to open in 2017. In addition, nearly $1 million has been donated by Sharp Grossmont Hospital employees. The Grossmont Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary recently increased its pledge to $1 million and was recognized alongside Ed and Sandy Burr, Bill Verbeck and Dave Salo as the newest members of the “Million Dollar Roundup” at the gala.
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