Stephanie Glidden

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Children’s Museum Is First of Its Kind to Win National Medal

The New Children’s Museum has won the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to libraries and museums.

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Sundt Foundation Continues Constructive Role in the Community

Sundt Cos. Inc., through its Sundt Foundation awarded a total of $17,000 in grants to six local nonprofits during its second-quarter disbursements.

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Philanthropist’s Support of Scripps Earns Recognition

Scripps Health announced that more than 240 people attended the 14th Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards, presented by Circle of Life 100...

Escondido Brewing Wins One for The Veterans

Escondido Brewing Co. won the First Annual Brewdown Beer Competition last weekend, donating the $5,000 donation prize to local nonprofit Wounded Warrior Homes.

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Scripps’ Spinoff Gala Puts $2.5M Into Cancer Fight

Scripps’ 28th Annual Spinoff Gala held recently raised $2.5 million to benefit Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center. Nearly 300 people attended the event at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, which featured Evan Ruggiero, a tap dancer who lost a leg to bone cancer.

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Scripps’ Spinoff Gala Puts $2.5M Into Cancer Fight

Scripps’ 28th Annual Spinoff Gala held recently raised $2.5 million to benefit Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center. Nearly 300 people attended the event at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, which featured Evan Ruggiero, a tap dancer who lost a leg to bone cancer.

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Foundation Raises More Funds to Bring Lifesaving Care To Pets

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education, FACE, hosted its Bags & Baubles silent auction for the ninth consecutive year to raise funds and awareness for local pets in need of lifesaving veterinary care.

Community Leader Champions Grant for UC San Diego Program

Community leader Elaine Galinson directed $5 million in grants to continue momentum of UC San Diego’s student program in partnership with National Conflict Resolution Center.

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Salk Professor Elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences recently announced that Salk Institute for Biological Studies professor Edward Callaway is one of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates to be elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Success Is in the Cards for Charity Striving to Help Children

St. Germaine Children’s Charity announced record-breaking results for its “Cards to Honor Mothers & Fathers” fundraiser. The nonprofit increased its gross proceeds to more than $9,200 (funds that go directly to fight child abuse).

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Realtors Help Provide Resource for Homeless

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.

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Design and Nature Help Set the Stage for Daily Light Shows

property: Location On Golf Course Adds to Palette

Santaluz, translated as “sacred light,” is a community just east of Fairbanks Ranch and west of Black Mountain. Its footprint is about 3,800 acres, 2,000 of which are dedicated open space, setting it apart from most other communities in the county where the goal is to maximize the number of homes per acre.

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San Diego On Board for Lyft’s Safety, Sustainability Campaign

Lyft Inc. announced the launch of its San Diego County safety and sustainability campaign. Lyft is committing $30,000 total to the organizations as well as leading its own initiatives. Efforts will support San Diego’s existing strategies, including Vision Zero, with a goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2025, and the Climate Action Plan, which calls for the elimination of half of all greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, among other goals.

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Foundation Aims for a Better Carlsbad Community for All

Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, marked its 12th year of giving by granting $73,000 to four nonprofit organizations with programs that will strengthen community engagement among youth and seniors in the Carlsbad region.

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School District Earns Energy Champion Award

The Grossmont Union High School District announced that it received San Diego Gas & Electric’s 2019 Energy Champion award for outstanding results in energy efficiency, sustainability and conservation at its annual Energy Showcase.

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Succesful Gala Helps with Child Abuse Prevention

Home Start Inc., a nonprofit child abuse prevention and treatment agency, netted more than $120,000 at its 47th Annual Blue Ribbon Gala recently at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.

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Oceanside Charitable Foundation’s Grants Go to Helping Kids Succeed

Oceanside Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, marked its 11th year of giving by granting $65,000 to three nonprofits investing in youth development in the community. The grants were announced at the Annual OCF Grants Celebration at the California Surf Museum.

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Plaza Home Mortgage Donates $41,000 to Susan G Komen

Plaza Home Mortgage Inc. announced that it donated $41,000 to Susan G. Komen San Diego.

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Farmers Backs First Responders With Two Grants

Farmers Insurance announced that it donated $50,000 to the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation and the San Diego Police Foundation, nonprofit organizations that provide resources, safety programs and other community programs. The contribution is a result of the donation program benefiting first responders that Farmers implemented at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the most recent Farmers Insurance Open.

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Program Provides Valuable And Sustainable Upgrades

The City of San Diego announced that it awarded a $2.5 million grant through the Community Development Block Grant Program, allowing four local nonprofits to conduct sustainability-focused home repairs for low-income homeowners in the region.

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Law Firm’s Scholarships Promote Leadership and Diversity

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP announced that it awarded three local law students scholarships in recognition of their civic leadership, service to diversity efforts, and support of underrepresented communities.

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Resort-Style Home Can Change Your View of the World

property: Retreat On Point Loma Takes Cues From Spas, Mexico

The upward sloping drive to this exceptional Point Loma estate leads past a two-story guest house at the bottom of the property toward a large motor court with a whimsical fountain in its center.

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Heart and Soul Gala Raises $1.5 Million

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.

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Villa Musica Gets $10,000 to Help People Tune In to Their Musical Side

Villa Musica, San Diego’s community music center, held its “Spring Musicale” at the home of board member Lacey Logan in Del Mar.

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Women United Is Ready To Take Bold Action

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.

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Nonprofit Provides Lunches, Hygiene Kits to Homeless

Kids4Community, a San Diego-based nonprofit founded by 15-year-old Kenan Pala in 2015, announced that it recently assembled 600 hygiene kits and 400 sack lunches to donate to the Interfaith Community Services of San Diego.

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Program Helps Guide Youth To STEM Education

UC San Diego announced a new partnership funded by $6.9 million in grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, or CZI, to UC San Diego and its collaborators. The initiative, PATHways to STEM (PATHS) through Enhanced Access and Mentorship program, was launched by biological sciences professor Gentry Patrick and Interim Program Director Leigh Eck.

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Conflict Resolution Center Raises Record $1 Million

The National Conflict Resolution Center recently raised more than $1 million at its 31st Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The amount is the largest total raised at an individual fundraising event in the organization’s 36-year history and an increase of more than 62 percent from the 2018 event.

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San Diego Selected to Be a ‘Thrive Outside Community’

San Diego has been chosen as one of four communities in the Outdoor Foundation’s nationwide $1.8 million Thrive Outside Community Initiative. The inaugural Thrive Outside Communities are Atlanta, Grand Rapids, San Diego and Oklahoma City. Each Thrive Outside Community grant requires the recipient community to provide a funding match in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the network.

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Salk Professor Named To Prestigious Chair

Salk Institute for Biological Studies professor Kay Tye has been recognized for her contributions and dedication to advancing science through research by being named to the Wylie Vale Chair. “Kay Tye’s scientific boldness and reputation for excellence in mentoring are a fitting tribute to the memory of Wylie Vale,” Salk President Rusty Gage said. “We are extremely grateful to Liz Keadle for endowing the Vale Chair and delighted to welcome Professor Tye to the Salk faculty.”

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Kids Take Active Role In Build a Miracle

Daniella and Gabriel, along with fellow volunteers for San Diego-based Build a Miracle, were in Tijuana recently to lay the foundation for a new home for a family in need. Build a Miracle is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to build homes for needy families in Tijuana.

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Wax & Wine Raises Funds For River Valley Conservancy

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s “Wax & Wine 2019” raised $5,000 to support the conservancy’s mission as a nonprofit, citizen-based organization helping to implement plans for the San Dieguito River Park and its Coast to Crest Trail stretching 70 miles from Volcan Mountain near Julian to the ocean between Del Mar and Solana Beach.

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Sandwich Makers Deliver Some ‘Fast-Food’ to Homeless

More than 550 students, faculty and parents from the San Diego Jewish Academy broke the Guinness world record for most sandwiches made in under three minutes, all of which were donated to San Diego’s Alpha Project, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless change their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.

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Volunteers of America Has Very Long History of Helping

Volunteers of America Southwest, a nonprofit, faith-based organization with a mission to change the lives of vulnerable individuals by providing services and tools to improve their quality of life, celebrated 123 years of service during the month of April.

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JFS Gets More Resources For Its Food, Outreach Programs

The S. Mark Taper Foundation awarded the Jewish Family Service of San Diego a $100,000 grant to support its Hand Up Food Pantry and FoodMobile program, both of which provide nutritious food, hygiene products and other essentials to San Diegans in need.

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Soak Up the History, the Sun and the Luxury of Coronado

The charm of Coronado is palpable. Its ambience is emblematic of “home town America” — a town with Fourth of July parades, Friday night football and the corner cafe; something that’s hard to find with today’s strip malls and urban sprawl.

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Foundation Gives Children With Cancer A Chance to Just Be Kids

The Seany Foundation’s Everything Is Possible Celebration raised $275,000 for families faced with Cancer.

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Credit Union Helps Heart Association On Lifesaving Mission for Women

Mission Federal Credit Union supported the American Heart Association San Diego Division throughout January and February to combat heart disease, the number one health threat to women.

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Grant Helps Children Cope in the Grieving Process

The Elizabeth Hospice, a nonprofit health care leader serving San Diego County and southwest Riverside County, is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from New York Life.

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‘Taste of Our Community’ Raises Funds for Developmentally Disabled

Options For All, an organization that gives individuals with disabilities more options for living their lives to the fullest, held its 10th Annual Taste of Our Community recently at BRICK in Liberty Station.

RBCF Puts Out the Call for Community Building Programs

The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, or RBCF, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, announced its annual call for grant applications.

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OH! San Diego Helps Us All Share S.D.’s Architectural Treasures

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.

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ConnectMed Delivers Care and Compassion

ConnectMed International, a local nonprofit dedicated to bringing our region’s gold standard of health care to resource-limited parts of the world, hosted a “jornada,” or medical work day, to provide free medical care and reconstructive surgery in underserved communities in and around Tijuana, Mexico.

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Foster Kids Share Their Inspiring Stories

Just in Time for Foster Youth, or JIT, held its 6th Annual Walk the Talk Celebration recently at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

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It Was History in the Making At Center’s Gathering

The San Diego History Center’s 2019 “Makers of San Diego History” event was the most successful in the organization’s history, raising $109,000 for the nonprofit.

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Mercy Ball Brings In $2.5M For New Cancer Center

Scripps 47th Annual Mercy Ball raised $2.5 million to help fund the construction of the new state-of-the-art Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center on the Scripps Mercy Hospital campus.

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Cox Charities Marks Two Decades Of Giving With Even More Generosity

Cox Charities is celebrating 20 years of giving in California with 20 acts of kindness in San Diego and other California communities served by Cox Communications.

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Leichtag Adds Two New Board Members to Foundation

The Leichtag Foundation welcomed two new board members, Angelica Berrie and Charlene Seidle, to its board of directors. Berrie is president of The Russell Berrie Foundation, a former co-chair of the Jewish Funders Network and one of North America’s most prominent Jewish philanthropists.

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Bank and Its Employees Back Community With $4M in Grants

Wells Fargo announced that the company donated nearly $3.8 million through 292 grants to local nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help the communities and people of San Diego and Imperial counties.

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Rotary Groups Help Bring Art and Artistic Expression to Young Lives

The Rotary Club of San Diego Foundation, in cooperation with San Diego Rotary announced an award of $50,000 in grants to two arts organization. A Reason To Survive, or ARTS and David’s Harp Foundation will both receive $25,000 to support their programs.

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