People / Giving

Petco Foundation Announces $2.5M to Support Veterans

The Helping Heroes annual campaign will help cover training and placement of former shelter dogs with veterans with physical and emotional disabilities like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A New Day For Donors

Who Will Follow in the Philanthropic Footsteps Of Those Who Have Given So Much to San Diego?

That person is out there: San Diego’s next big donor, who will put a name on a major civic, arts or university building.

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Wertheim Family Pledges $25M to UC San Diego

UC San Diego Health said it received a $25 million pledge from the Wertheim Family Foundation to fund a public health initiative at the university.

Viterbi Gives $50M to UC San Diego

Businessman, academic and philanthropist Andrew J. Viterbi has given $50 million to UC San Diego to support its ophthalmology programs.

Gala Continues Its Winning Ways in Helping Challenged Athletes

The San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary of A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala. More than 900 people attended the event at the Waldorf Astoria New York. During the last nine years, the New York gala has raised more than $11.2 million to help fulfill the organization’s mission. Funds raised at events have allowed CAF to raise more than $73 million in its 23-year history and satisfy more than 13,000 grant requests from physically challenged athletes in all 50 states and more than 32 countries.

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Walden’s Spring Soirée Brings Hope and Help to Foster Kids

Walden Family Services, the nonprofit foster care, adoption and youth services agency, hosted its Spring Soirée recently at the Pamplemousse Grille to celebrate May 2016 Foster Care Month.

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These Socks Were a Shoo-In for Some Successful Fundraising

With more than 30 years of experience in the apparel industry, Carlsbad resident John Rich is hyper-aware of what is being worn in his community. And although there were plenty of Carlsbad T-shirts, hats and bags, he was hard-pressed to find a pair of Carlsbad socks.

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Community Answers Call to Support Women in Blue Luncheon

Record attendance marked the San Diego Police Foundation’s 6th Annual Women in Blue Luncheon at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront recently.

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Junior Seau Foundation Provides Wave of Support for CAF

The Junior Seau Foundation presented a $250,000 check to the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to launch the Junior Seau Foundation Adaptive Surf Program. Junior Seau was an avid surfer, and his legacy will live on through this life-changing program that will provide access to surfing for kids with physical challenges.

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San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy Event a Glowing Success

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy recently held its 30th Anniversary Wax & Wine event in partnership with the Knorr Candle Factory. The conservancy raised $5,500 and received a generous donation from the Knorr Candle Factory. Guitarist Bill Fleming serenaded guests as they toured the gardens of Knorr, and learned how to make their own beeswax candle.

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