Community Congregational Development Corporation (CCDC) has reached a $6 million grant milestone in pursuit of its mission to serve and support the physical, social, psychological and spiritual health and well-being of older adults. CCDC, which has primarily carried out its charitable endeavors across the South Bay and especially Chula Vista, is one of just nine foundations across the nation that focuses on senior causes.
The $6 million donation milestone was reached when CCDC presented a $160,000 check to Legal Aid for Justice for South Bay Seniors, which facilitates access and maintains supports and services that impact social determinants of health like housing, food, public benefits and debt. With support from the CCDC, the Justice project has hired two case managers to specifically target older adults in the South Bay in a culturally and linguistically competent manner. CCDC’s grant will serve approximately 800 seniors through the two case managers.
“It has been our honor to serve the Chula Vista and South Bay senior community with opportunities for access to technology, affordable housing and transportation, among other meaningful services, all of which combat potential isolation,” said Laurie Orange, CCDC director, corporate secretary and board member. “We are hopeful and optimistic other charitable organizations will join us to meet the rising demand for support amongst the aging population in this region.”
The CCDC’s focus on Chula Vista and the South Bay region has prioritized several critical community needs for both emergency and long-term impact, including tech program for seniors; housing and stipends; local transportation and grants during the pandemic.
“Providing nutrition for the South Bay’s elderly population has been at the forefront of our mission since day one,” said Rosy Vasquez, president and CEO of the Community Through Hope food bank. “Without the emergency funding provided by CCDC, our organization would not have been able to offer the programs and services that best met our senior client’s needs during the brunt of the pandemic.”
La Jolla Music Society set a new single-day ticket sales record earlier this month when single tickets for its 2022-23 Winter Season went on sale.
The company, which owns and operates The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla, earned $70,377 in ticket revenue on Aug. 8 — the most in one day since moving into its new home in 2018.
“Over the past 15 seasons, San Diegans have come to trust the taste and curatorial skills of Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal, who crafted our winter season, which brings in huge stars in the worlds of music, jazz and dance, as well as up-and-comers on the cusps of great careers,” said La Jolla Music Society President and CEO Todd Schultz.
Nonprofit La Jolla Music Society contributes to San Diego’s cultural vitality year-round through a rich variety of presentations, including classical, jazz, global roots, contemporary music, and dance, at its state-of-the-art venue, The Conrad. In addition to robust educational programs and community outreach, La Jolla Music Society produces SummerFest, a four-week music festival.