People / Giving
San Diego philanthropist Denny Sanford made a major gift to UC San Diego for research into the biology of compassion. Such research could help train future generations of physicians.
The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors, a real estate trade group for San Diego-area realtors, recently presented a $5,000 check to the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help pay for a website featuring resources to assist homeless people in the East County.
Villa Musica, San Diego’s community music center, held its “Spring Musicale” at the home of board member Lacey Logan in Del Mar.
United Way announced that its Women’s Leadership Council has re-envisioned its role to focus on forging and growing a network of partnerships, emerging with a new name — Women United — and $100,000 in new grants, as well as a new chair, Christina Hastings.
Jewish Family Service of San Diego raised a record-setting $1.5 million at its annual Heart and Soul Gala held recently at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The signature benefit highlighted the nonprofit’s work to provide resources and support to more than 32,000 San Diegans of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.
The San Diego Architectural Foundation announced that more than 200 attendees, volunteers, and donors joined to kick off the 4th annual OH! San Diego (Open House San Diego) with a Polynesian-themed launch party at Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island in Point Loma.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s raised $60,000 for Miracle Babies at the five-year anniversary of the Miracle Circle Auxiliary recently at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla.
The San Diego Association of Corporate Counsel hosted its 18th annual gala, the Black & White Ball, at the Marriott Marquis hotel. Five-hundred in-house counsel and business leaders attended the spectacular “Old Hollywood” themed event.
Local nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts hosted its 27th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic recently at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event raised $215,000, surpassing its fundraising goal of $200,000, and was hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, best known for his role in “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”