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Crystal Ball Gala Sees to a Brighter Future for Many Kids

Casa de Amparo held its 14th Annual Crystal Ball Gala at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Bassett Furniture was the title sponsor and Rick and Kaylee Huffman of Bassett were honorary chairs.

Mercy Ball Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Programs

Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner were the title sponsors of the 42nd annual Mercy Ball held at The Grand Del Mar to benefit breast cancer care programs for the Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital. The event raised $200,000.

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Firefighter’s Efforts for Safer San Diego Region Are Recognized

San Diego Regional Fire Foundation held its 2012 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year and Grants Awards ceremony recently.

Fundraiser Provides Portrait of the Community’s Seniors

Senior Community Centers raised $325,000 at “Notes to our Sons and Daughters” fundraiser and photo exhibition at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier.

Couple’s Giving Is Key Ingredient in a Recipe for Success

David and Lesley Cohn co-founded the Garfield High School Foundation in 1996 to raise funds for the culinary arts program at the school, an alternative continuation school located in downtown San Diego.

SDG&E Commits $600,000 to Aiding Community Groups

San Diego Gas & Electric has committed $600,000 to its “Helping People In Need” initiative this holiday season.

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Gala Helps Support the Next Generation of Musicians

San Diego Symphony’s Opus Gala 2012 was recently held with a pre-reception and dinner at the University Club followed by the concert at Copley Symphony Hall featuring guest pianist Lang Lang.

Gala Raises $1 Million to Support County’s Foster Children

Coco Montoya was the headline entertainer at the 10th Annual Starry, Starry Night gala held at Rancho Valencia Resort.

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Harvest for Hope Supports Children, Families Battling Cancer

The Ninth Annual Harvest for Hope, presented by the Banfi Vintners Foundation benefiting the Emilio Nares Foundation, was held recently at Stingaree.

The Old Globe Shares the Stage With Community Voices

The Old Globe announced the launch of The Old Globe Community Voices, a series of workshops dedicated to the creation and presentation of short plays by adult residents of San Diego County.

Fur Ball Fetches the Funds for County’s Needy Critters

The San Diego Humane Society 26th annual Fur Ball was held at the Gaines Street campus of SDHS and SPCA raising $500,000 to support the animals and programs of the SDHS and SPCA.

Join Bank in Show of Support and Gratitude to Our Veterans

“Express Your Thanks”, a campaign sponsored by Bank of America to raise $250,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, was launched on Sept. 11 and will continue until Veterans Day.

Regatta Brings Supporters on Board With Sharp HospiceCare

Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association hosted the Tenth Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta recently.

Couple’s Inspirational Message Is Delivered With $4M Gift

Jerome and Miriam Katzin have endowed a $4 million fellowship fund to support graduate students at UC San Diego.

Big Names Join Big Effort to Feed the Hungry in San Diego

Gwendolyn Meyer, director of Aqualia Foundation, and the Meyer Family are sponsoring an inaugural fundraising gala to benefit Feeding America San Diego on Oct. 13.

Junior Achievement Chapter Reaches a Pinnacle of Success

Junior Achievement USA awarded Junior Achievement of San Diego & Imperial Counties the Golden Summit Award. The award is given to local JA offices that have reached outstanding success in financial health, program quality, management effectiveness and program growth.

Some Money and a Mentor Can Add Up to Education

Words Alive has selected 12 students from six San Diego County Juvenile Court and Community Schools as the 2012-2013 Words Alive Westreich Scholarship recipients.

Behind Every Good Company Are Some Great Leaders

The Corporate Directors Forum will present the 2012 Director of the Year Awards on Sept. 27 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

San Diego Steps Up to Support Hospital and Children

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego announced that “The Campaign for Rady Children’s,” to raise $220 million to care for the sick and injured children of San Diego, reached its goal six months early with a total of $221,308,322 contributed

Donation Brings Healing Resources to Cancer Patients

The Douglas E. and Nancy J. Barnhart Charitable Foundation contributed $1 million to Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center for The Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at the Chula Vista location. Douglas Barnhart’s construction portfolio includes projects such as Petco Park, San Diego International Airport and Chargers Training Stadium.

Creative Couture Made This Fete Stand Out in the Crowd

The San Diego Symphony Tux ’n Tennies Summer Bash 2012 was held at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.

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Funds Go to Groups with Commitment to Healthy Community

Alliance Healthcare Foundation has pledged $1 million in unrestricted funds to 16 organizations through its Mission Support Grants program.

Gala Contributes to Center’s Mission to Safeguard Kids

The San Diego Center for Children’s 125th Anniversary Gala celebration was held at the US Grant hotel.

Cancer Society Is One of the Winners at Golf Tournament

The San Diego Invitational Golf Tournament was held at La Costa Resort and Spa.

Good Works Honored with Community Collaboration Award

The New Leaders Council Institute fellows hosted the Fellows’ Fundraiser: “Funding the Future” at Belo in downtown San Diego.

Couple’s $7M Donation Funds New Nursing Institute at USD

The University of San Diego received a $7 million donation from J. Robert Beyster, founder of SAIC, and his wife Betty to fund the Betty and Bob Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, Advanced Practice, and Simulation.

Donation Helps Hospice and Honors the Life of a Friend

Manpower San Diego owners, Catherine and Phil Blair and Linda and Mel Katz, have made a contribution to San Diego Hospice Inpatient Care Center to rename the lobby as the “Manpower Lobby.”

Donation Provides a Foundation on Which to Build Futures

Nat and Flora Bosa have contributed $5 million to Monarch School — the public K-12 school for children impacted by homelessness — toward the building of the school’s new campus.

Couple’s Contributions Bring Learning Opportunities to Lives

Roberta and Malin Burnham were honored on at “The Preuss School Promise: Lives Transformed” presented by UC San Diego’s Preuss School.

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Devotion to San Diego Opera Garners a Great Recognition

San Diego Opera has named Faye Wilson a “Life Director” of the opera.

Volunteers Put Muscle Into Makeover for the Environment

In celebration of Earth Month, I Love A Clean San Diego is engaging 5,000 volunteers in their annual Creek to Bay Cleanup on April 28

Volunteers Put Muscle Into Makeover for the Environment

In celebration of Earth Month, I Love A Clean San Diego is engaging 5,000 volunteers in their annual Creek to Bay Cleanup on April 28.

Women’s Commitments to Community, Careers Are Honored

The YWCA 2012 “In the Company of Women” luncheon is being held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

Helping Community Is Part of Bank’s Past, Present and Future

In celebration of the 160th anniversary, Wells Fargo has donated a total of $160,000 to organizations in the counties of San Diego and Riverside.

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Gathering Shows It Is Up to Challenge of ‘Making Miracles’

Episcopal Community Services held its Fourth Annual “Water to Wine: Making Miracles at ECS” at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Seau Celebration Is a Big Win for Some Worthy Causes, Events

The Junior Seau 20th Anniversary Celebration kicked off with The Legends Party held at Seau’s the Restaurant.

Grant Gives a Brighter Future to Efforts to Preserve the Past

The San Diego Archaeological Center received a $25,000 challenge grant which will match every dollar contributed to the center through June 30.

Luncheon Honors 15 Who Are Dedicated to Making a Difference

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will recognize 15 women at its 47th Women of Dedication luncheon set for March 28 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

Gala Works Its Magic to Support Seniors Who Need Assistance

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities held its MAGICAL Moments gala at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

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Their Commitment to Caring and Contributing Spans Generations

The Thomas F. Carter Leadership Award was presented to the Frost family at the annual meeting of Rady Children’s Hospital which was held recently at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. Four generations of the family were represented by Dulie Ahlering, G. T. Frost, Jeanne Frost and Alison Gildred.

Gala Guests Can Spy Some Real Talent as Actor Takes the Stage

The La Jolla Playhouse gala will feature entertainment by stage and screen actor Peter Gallagher.

Grant Enables Group to Give Foster Kids Much Needed Support

Voices for Children has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Price Family Charitable Fund.

Celebrities Are All-In to Help the Humane Society and the SPCA

Annie Duke, star of the second season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” and her father, writer and broadcaster Richard Lederer, hosted a charity poker tournament at Harrah’s Rincon casino and resort.

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Visionary Awards Cite the Leaders Who Make a Difference

LEAD San Diego announced the 2012 Visionary Awards recipients that are scheduled to be presented May 24 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.

San Diego Opera to Unveil Its 47th Season With ‘Salome’ Performance

San Diego Opera’s 47th season is scheduled to open Jan. 28 with the Richard Strauss tour de force “Salome.” U.S. Bank is the corporate producing sponsor with a $30,000 contribution.

Fund Makes Key Pledge to the Door of Hope Fundraising Efforts

The Joan T. Waitt Family Fund has made a $1 million pledge to match dollar for dollar contributions to The Salvation Army Door of Hope Transitional Living Center, a residential program for homeless mothers and their children.

Good Leadership Leads to Great Results for Candlelight Ball

The 82nd annual Candlelight Ball was held Dec. 3 at The Grand Del Mar.

Charity Ball Continues Grand Tradition of Stepping Up to Help

The 103 Annual Charity Ball, the longest running gala in San Diego, is set for Jan. 21 at the Hotel del Coronado. Renowned entertainer Rick Faugno is the featured performer. Faugno is the headliner in “Body & Soul” at the Las Vegas Hilton. Sponsors for this year’s gala include Union Bank and Wells Fargo.

Founders Gala Celebrates USD’s People and Educational Presence

The University of San Diego held its Founders Gala Nov. 5 at the Hahn University Center on campus.

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Local Group Earns Presidential Praise for Educational Efforts

The Ocean Discovery Institute is one of three organizations in the United States to receive the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

Foundation Is Employing Its Resources for Workforce Development

The Escondido Charitable Foundation granted $90,000 to local organizations that focus on workforce development.

A Toast Is Raised Along With Funds for Youth at Wine D’Vine Event

Walden Family Services raised $327,200 at Wine D’Vine Sizzles!, the eighth annual event held Oct. 12 at The Grand Del Mar.

Partnership Extends Reach of Medical Care for the Community

Union Bank has partnered with Scripps Health to sponsor its Mobile Medical Unit, a motor coach equipped with exam rooms, a nurse’s station and television screens providing patient education videos.

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Big Hearts Play Big Part in Helping Raise Needed Funds for Kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County held its 50th Annual Gourmet Dinner on Oct. 6 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

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Symphony’s ‘Evening in Paris’ Brings Home Funds for Education

The San Diego Symphony’s Season Opening Gala Opus 2011 “An Evening in Paris” was held Oct. 1 beginning with a reception and dinner at the University Club at Symphony Towers followed by a concert at Copley Symphony Hall.

Contributions Show Commitment to SDSU, Educational Opportunities

San Diego State University kicked off its first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign by announcing $1.6 million in new gifts.

Funds Help Charity to Make Caring a Big Part of Cure for Sick Children

The Ronald McDonald House Charities San Diego held its ROMP Roundup on Sept. 17 with Susan Hoehn and Bill Hoehn serving as honorary chairs.

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Foundation’s Fundraising Is a Force for Good Law Enforcement

The San Diego Police Foundation held its annual Friends of the Badge luncheon Sept. 21 at the Valley View Casino Center.

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Companies Show Their Commitment to Building Futures for the Young

Gafcon Inc., a San Diego-based construction management and consulting firm, and sister company SharePoint360 announced the launch of “Building Futures,” a new community involvement and philanthropic initiative focused on youth education and development.

Samba Gala Makes All the Right Moves to Support Arts Education

The New Children’s Museum’s Sambas for a Purpose gala was held at the museum Aug. 27 with Michael and Lisette Farrell as chairs and Olivia and Peter Farrell, founder of ResMed, as honorary chairs.

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Century Club Spreads the Wealth to Schools and Other Charities

The Century Club of San Diego held a luncheon Aug. 24 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel to announce raising of $1.36 million during the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open.

Grant Puts Program in Position to Serve Those Who Served

The Gary & Mary West Foundation gave a $250,000 grant to the “Reboot” program to fund the workshops for veterans.

It’s Summertime and the Giving Is Easy for Supporters of the Arts

The Oceanside Museum of Art held its OMA Summer Soiree July 23 at the Central Pavilion and on Pier View Way.

Gift to Library Is Bank’s Investment in Community’s Kids, Future

Union Bank pledged $300,000 to the San Diego Public Library Foundation to support construction of the new Central Library which is scheduled to open in 2013.

Foundation’s Special Effort Raises Funds to Support Navy SEALs

Craig and Rebecca Irving hosted the 3rd annual Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation event raising $200,000 to support active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs and their families.

Environmental Stewardship Is a Group Effort in San Diego

The San Diego Foundation’s newest environmental initiative, the Climate Initiative, was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Qualcomm Foundation.

A ‘Man of Steel’s’ Super Efforts Earn Him Nice Guy 2011 Title

The Nice Guys San Diego announced Ted Rossin as Nice Guy 2011 at a luncheon held July 13 at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse.

Grant Gives Voice to Issues That Concern Senior Community

Senior Community Centers received a three-year $400,000 grant from the Leichtag Family Foundation to create and implement the Seniors First San Diego public awareness campaign

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Fund Continues to Help Many Causes Carry on Their Missions

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund, a donor advised fund of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, awarded eight grants totaling $284,930. Reality Changers received $50,000, the largest grant, for Senior Academy which helps guide high school students to college.

Institute Helps Class of 2011 Continue Its Educational Journey

Barrio Logan College Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 1 at The New Children’s Museum.

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Ronald McDonald House Raffle a Home Run for the Charity

The 7th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego’s Dream House Raffle awarded the grand prize winner Amado Evangelista $1 million.

Bridgepoint Helps the Symphony Play a Greater Community Role

Bridgepoint Education is the title sponsor of the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops series which opens June 30.

Event Takes Its Best Shot at Helping Cancer Patients, Families

Armon Mills and Kay Coleman were honorary co-chairs of the San Diego Invitational Golf Tournament which was held on May 23 at The Santaluz Club.

The Commitment to a Diabetes Cure Is Seen at the Promise Ball

The San Diego Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation raised $750,000 at its annual Promise Ball held on April 30 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Two Walks Are Fundraising Feats for Local MS Society Chapter

The San Diego-based Pacific South Coast Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society’s walk was held April 30 at NTC Park at Liberty Station and the second Walk MS was held May 1 at the Legoland California in Carlsbad.

Bank Helps Operation Homefront on Its Mission to Serve Veterans

Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced a two-year, $250,000 grant to Operation Homefront for supportive transitional housing and support services for wounded service members, recently returning service members and their families.

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Drives and Determination Raise $330,000 for a Local Hospital

Edco was the title sponsor of the 27th Anniversary Grossmont Hospital Invitational Golf Tournament presented by Grossmont Hospital Foundation which was held April 21 at Sycuan Resort.

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Mercy Ball Brings More Resources to the Fight Against Cancer

The 41st Annual Mercy Ball was held April 9 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. The $260,000 raised will be used to support clinical research, education, detection and care for patients at Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

Funding of Program Provides Powerful Tool for Helping At-Risk Kids

Takeda San Diego announced a $250,000 gift to the San Diego Center for Children funding a new behavioral health diagnostic program

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Heart & Soul Gala Provides for 50 Programs

The Jewish Family Service of San Diego held its annual spring Heart & Soul Gala on March 12 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

Celebrity’s Work Helping Animals Is Honored By Petco Foundation

Ellen DeGeneres will receive the Petco Foundation’s inaugural HOPE Award, which celebrates the spirit of hope through a life dedicated to promoting the human-animal bond.

Group’s Fierce Fundraising Efforts Bring Help to Cancer Fight

AMN Healthcare is sponsoring the 2011 Susan G. Komen for the Cure Awards Ceremony which was to be held Apr. 7.

Denise Brown Speech to Address Issues of Domestic Violence

The YWCA San Diego’s annual “In the Company of Women” luncheon is scheduled for April 20 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

Kyoto Prize Gala to Honor Achievements and Support Scholarships

The Inamori Foundation and Kyoto Symposium Organization’s gala is set for April 4 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Twilight in Tuscany Brings Home Big Donation for Hospital

Twilight in Tuscany, the 102nd anniversary charity ball, was held on Feb. 19 at the Hotel del Coronado.

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Generous Donors Put This Foundation in a Fortunate Position

The Jewish Community Foundation San Diego reported a 67 percent increase to its donor advised funds and family foundations for 2010.

Grant Helps Youth Club Provide an Encouraging Environment

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Griset Branch received $50,000 from the county through the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program.

The Good Deeds Shine at the Diamond in the Rough Fundraiser

The Century Club of San Diego hosted its Sixth Annual Diamond in the Rough Gala on Jan. 22 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines as part of the Farmers Insurance Open PGA event.

Playhouse ‘Casts’ Its Friends in Some Award-Winning Roles

The La Jolla Playhouse 2011 gala scheduled for March 19 will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright along with Tony Award-winning actor BD Wong and set designer Robert Brill. In keeping with the theme, “La Jolla Playhouse Honors,” Arthur Wagner, founding chair and emeritus professor, UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, and the past board chairs of the Playhouse will also be honored.

Day for Change Makes Lasting Contribution to the Community

Day for Change awarded grants totaling $75,000 to organizations that serve abused and neglected children in San Diego, including Casa de Amparo, Compass Family Center, Monarch School, Voices for Children and Walden Family Services.

Couple’s Kindness Gives Foster Kids Help During Difficult Days

Promises2Kids received a $250,000 gift from David Dunn, managing partner of Idanta Partners located in Carmel Valley, and his wife, Marilyn, to provide gift cards for foster teens.

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Gratitude Takes Center Stage as Opera Gala Honors Supporter

Esther Burnham is being honored by San Diego Opera at its 2011 Gala scheduled for Jan. 29 at The US Grant hotel following a performance by the opera.

Symphony Celebrates Its ‘Top 100’ at Special Anniversary Gala

San Diego Symphony Opus 2010 Centennial Gala was held Dec. 2 at The US Grant hotel, the site of the symphony’s first performance 100 years ago.

University of San Diego to Rename Center to Honor Benefactor

The University of San Diego received a $3 million gift from the estate of USD friend and benefactor Frances G. Harpst.

Donation Will Help to Deliver Gift of Good Music to Many Seniors

The late Muriel Gluck bequeathed $750,000 to UC San Diego to underwrite a new concert series for seniors in San Diego. Undergraduate and graduate students in the university’s Department of Music will present the “Gluck Series,” a concert series bringing monthly performances to senior citizens throughout the county.

Ocean Discovery Institute Opens Up World of Learning for Young People

Ocean Discovery Institute held its annual Bubble Up! Gala at CalIT2 and Warren Mall, UC San Diego on Nov. 6.

Junior Achievement Inducts 4 Business Leaders Into Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement of San Diego & Imperial Counties inducted four San Diego business leaders into its San Diego Business Hall of Fame.

Good Work, Good Works From Women Who Mean Business

The San Diego Business Journal Women Who Mean Business Awards luncheon was held on Oct. 28 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Conference Center.

Grants Give ‘Neighborhood Builders’ More Tools for the Task

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced grants totaling $450,000 through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative.

Foundation’s Mission of Giving Touches the Lives of Children

Voices for Children received a $1 million grant from the Leichtag Family Foundation which will be paid out over a three-year period and coincides with Voices’ 30th anniversary in service to San Diego foster children. Grant funds will allow for program growth as well as expansion of fundraising capacity and agency infrastructure.

‘Mr. San Diego’ Has Earned Quite a Good Name for Himself

Joe Craver, CEO of American Red Cross-San Diego/Imperial Counties, was named Mr. San Diego at the San Diego Rotary Club meeting Oct. 14.

A Lifetime of Community Leadership Praised and Honored

The United Way of San Diego County presented its first James F. Mulvaney Community Leadership Award at its Open House and Legacy Recognition event Oct. 6. Jim Mulvaney, who died just days after his four sons accepted the award in his honor, was founder and senior partner of Mulvaney, Kahan & Barry, and was the inaugural recipient of the award.

Foundations’ Gift Sows Seeds of Success for Balboa Park’s Future

Three foundations — The Legler Benbough Foundation, The Parker Foundation and the Balboa Park Trust Committee of The San Diego Foundation — have come together with a $120,000 lead gift to support the launch of the Balboa Park Conservancy and its operations

Couple Invest in the Future With Gift to UC San Diego Fund

Richard Atkinson, former University of California president and UC San Diego chancellor emeritus, and his wife, Rita, have given $5.7 million for the graduate fellowships at UCSD to support the “Invent the Future” campaign, which has a goal of raising $50 million for graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships.

Cancer Survivor Makes Waves at Luau & Longboard Fundraiser

Connie Matsui, a retired executive vice president of Biogen Idec, volunteer and cancer survivor, was honored at the annual UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational.

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Dinner Series Whets the Appetite for San Diego Opera’s 2011 Season

American Express is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Taste of Opera series beginning Oct. 22

Animals Joined Festivities at Humane Society’s Fur Ball Fundraiser

The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s 24th Annual Fur Ball “Casabarka” was held at its campus Aug. 14. Michele Militi and her dog, Tucker, were among those who attended this year’s event which raised $320,000 to support the SDHS and SPCA in its mission to promote the humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty to animals and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond.

Grants Supply $400K for Upgrades to 26 Historic Navy Buildings

The NTC Foundation received grants to provide funds for the renovation of the next phase of 26 historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center.

Old Globe Raises $1M While Celebrating Its 75th Anniversary

The Old Globe celebrated its 75th anniversary on July 31 with the world premiere of “Robin and the 7 Hoods,” which was followed by a dinner on The Old Globe’s Copley Plaza. Audrey Geisel, Marion Ross and Darlene Shiley were the 2010 Honorary Chairs.

United Through Reading Salutes USO Chief at Storybook Ball

Sloan Gibson, president and chief executive officer of the national USO, is being honored by United Through Reading at its Storybook Ball scheduled for Nov. 14 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

Mama’s Kitchen Applies $50K Cosmetics Grant to Food Programs

M*A*C Cosmetics, through its charitable M*A*C AIDS Fund, announced a $50,000 grant to Mama’s Kitchen, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year

Women’s Group Awards Eight Grants to Arts and Military Nonprofits

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund awarded eight grants totaling $260,055 to nonprofit organizations in San Diego County.

Evening Honors Newswoman Gloria Penner and Funds YWCA Services

Gloria Penner received the Spirit of Commitment Award at the 31st annual Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) sponsored by the YWCA San Diego County on June 18 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina on Harbor Island.

Center for Children Honors Longtime Supporter Mary Clark at Fundraiser

Mary Clark was honored at the San Diego Center for Children Gala held May 20 at The US Grant hotel. Mary and her late husband, Dallas, have been longtime supporters of the Center for Children, providing leadership and financial support.

Credit Union Pitches in $5,000 for Local Boys & Girls Clubs

Mission Federal Credit Union chose the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego for the Mission Fed Padres Community Home Run Challenge.

Shileys Establish Professorship in Honor of Old Globe Founder

Darlene and Donald Shiley have gifted the joint The Old Globe and University of San Diego Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Arts program $500,000 to endow the Craig Noel Distinguished Professorship in Graduate Theater.

Auction Generates $785K for Scripps Center Programs

The 19th annual Spinoff: Auction for Life was held May 6 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

Animals Get the Benefit of Petco Foundation’s Million-Dollar Gift

The Petco Foundation announced a $1 million grant to support the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA at the annual San Diego Walk for Animals event held May 1.

Longtime SDSU Volunteers Pledge $4M to Support Campus Library

San Diego State University received a $4 million commitment from Charles and Robin Luby, which was announced at the Monty Awards on April 24.

Credit Union-Sponsored Walks Raise $616K for MS Research

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Pacific South Coast Chapter held its San Diego County Credit Union 2010 Walk MS events April 24 and 25.

Target Campaign Kicks in $220K for Military Reading Program

United Through Reading participated in Target’s Super Love Sender Facebook campaign, winning second place with a $220,000 contribution from Target

Six Trailblazers Inducted Into County Women’s Hall of Fame

Six women were inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame on March 27 at the ninth annual community partners ceremony held at UC San Diego’s Price Center.

LEAD San Diego to Laud Visionary Leadership at 8th Annual Event

LEAD San Diego is holding its eighth annual Visionary Awards on May 27 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina.