April 12, 2010
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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.
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.
San Diego Regional Fire Foundation held its 2012 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year and Grants Awards ceremony recently.
Senior Community Centers raised $325,000 at “Notes to our Sons and Daughters” fundraiser and photo exhibition at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier.
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.
San Diego Gas & Electric has committed $600,000 to its “Helping People In Need” initiative this holiday season.
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.
Coco Montoya was the headline entertainer at the 10th Annual Starry, Starry Night gala held at Rancho Valencia Resort.
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 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.
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.
“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.
Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association hosted the Tenth Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta recently.
Jerome and Miriam Katzin have endowed a $4 million fellowship fund to support graduate students at UC 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 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.
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.
The Corporate Directors Forum will present the 2012 Director of the Year Awards on Sept. 27 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.
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
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.
The San Diego Symphony Tux ’n Tennies Summer Bash 2012 was held at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.
Alliance Healthcare Foundation has pledged $1 million in unrestricted funds to 16 organizations through its Mission Support Grants program.
The San Diego Center for Children’s 125th Anniversary Gala celebration was held at the US Grant hotel.
The San Diego Invitational Golf Tournament was held at La Costa Resort and Spa.
The New Leaders Council Institute fellows hosted the Fellows’ Fundraiser: “Funding the Future” at Belo in downtown San Diego.
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.
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.”
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.
Roberta and Malin Burnham were honored on at “The Preuss School Promise: Lives Transformed” presented by UC San Diego’s Preuss School.
San Diego Opera has named Faye Wilson a “Life Director” of the opera.
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
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.
The YWCA 2012 “In the Company of Women” luncheon is being held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.
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.
Episcopal Community Services held its Fourth Annual “Water to Wine: Making Miracles at ECS” at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.
The Junior Seau 20th Anniversary Celebration kicked off with The Legends Party held at Seau’s the Restaurant.
The San Diego Archaeological Center received a $25,000 challenge grant which will match every dollar contributed to the center through June 30.
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.
Seacrest Village Retirement Communities held its MAGICAL Moments gala at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.
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.
The La Jolla Playhouse gala will feature entertainment by stage and screen actor Peter Gallagher.
Voices for Children has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Price Family Charitable Fund.
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.
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’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.
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.
The 82nd annual Candlelight Ball was held Dec. 3 at The Grand Del Mar.
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.
The University of San Diego held its Founders Gala Nov. 5 at the Hahn University Center on campus.
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.
The Escondido Charitable Foundation granted $90,000 to local organizations that focus on workforce development.
Walden Family Services raised $327,200 at Wine D’Vine Sizzles!, the eighth annual event held Oct. 12 at The Grand Del Mar.
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.
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.
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.
San Diego State University kicked off its first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign by announcing $1.6 million in new gifts.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities San Diego held its ROMP Roundup on Sept. 17 with Susan Hoehn and Bill Hoehn serving as honorary chairs.
The San Diego Police Foundation held its annual Friends of the Badge luncheon Sept. 21 at the Valley View Casino Center.
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.
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.
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.
The Gary & Mary West Foundation gave a $250,000 grant to the “Reboot” program to fund the workshops for veterans.
The Oceanside Museum of Art held its OMA Summer Soiree July 23 at the Central Pavilion and on Pier View Way.
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.
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.
The San Diego Foundation’s newest environmental initiative, the Climate Initiative, was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Qualcomm Foundation.
The Nice Guys San Diego announced Ted Rossin as Nice Guy 2011 at a luncheon held July 13 at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse.
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
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.
Barrio Logan College Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 1 at The New Children’s Museum.
The 7th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego’s Dream House Raffle awarded the grand prize winner Amado Evangelista $1 million.
Bridgepoint Education is the title sponsor of the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops series which opens June 30.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Takeda San Diego announced a $250,000 gift to the San Diego Center for Children funding a new behavioral health diagnostic program
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.
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.
AMN Healthcare is sponsoring the 2011 Susan G. Komen for the Cure Awards Ceremony which was to be held Apr. 7.
The YWCA San Diego’s annual “In the Company of Women” luncheon is scheduled for April 20 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
The Inamori Foundation and Kyoto Symposium Organization’s gala is set for April 4 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Twilight in Tuscany, the 102nd anniversary charity ball, was held on Feb. 19 at the Hotel del Coronado.
The Jewish Community Foundation San Diego reported a 67 percent increase to its donor advised funds and family foundations for 2010.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Griset Branch received $50,000 from the county through the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of San Diego received a $3 million gift from the estate of USD friend and benefactor Frances G. Harpst.
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 held its annual Bubble Up! Gala at CalIT2 and Warren Mall, UC San Diego on Nov. 6.
Junior Achievement of San Diego & Imperial Counties inducted four San Diego business leaders into its San Diego Business Hall of Fame.
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.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced grants totaling $450,000 through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
American Express is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Taste of Opera series beginning Oct. 22
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund awarded eight grants totaling $260,055 to nonprofit organizations in San Diego County.
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.
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.
Mission Federal Credit Union chose the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego for the Mission Fed Padres Community Home Run Challenge.
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.
The 19th annual Spinoff: Auction for Life was held May 6 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.
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.
San Diego State University received a $4 million commitment from Charles and Robin Luby, which was announced at the Monty Awards on April 24.
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.
United Through Reading participated in Target’s Super Love Sender Facebook campaign, winning second place with a $220,000 contribution from Target
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 is holding its eighth annual Visionary Awards on May 27 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina.