Monday Morning Good News

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Spring 2013

Monday Morning Good News: June 17

06/17/13

Monday Morning Good News: June 17

"Good News" about San Diego non-profits and businesses doing good for your community

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Monday Morning Good News: June 10

06/10/13

Monday Morning Good News: June 10

Bob Filner at the San Diego Air & Space Museum Mayor Bob Filner presented San Diego Air & Space Museum with a proclamation in recognition of 50 years of outstanding service to the citizens of San Diego. The spring Fun’ Raiser, International Explorers Wanted, raised $75,000 for the Museum’s youth education programs. Sponsors included George and Helene Gould, Arthur Wok, the Hamerslag Family, Clay Lacy Aviation and North Island Credit Union. Susan Taylor Susan Taylor, Scripps Healthcare is emceeing Scripps Third Annual Show to celebrate cancer survivors. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will headline the event being held at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay on June 17. The evening is being sponsored by United Healthcare and will benefit Scripps...

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Monday Morning Good News: June 3

06/03/13

Monday Morning Good News: June 3

Tux n' Tennies Summer Bash San Diego Symphony’s Tux n’ Tennies Summer Bash is being held on Thursday, June 27 at Embarcadero Marine Park South. “We always see Tux and Tennies as the official kick off to summer in San Diego and are excited that this year’s event will be on Thursday for the first time,” said Nikki Clay, Co-Chair of the event.   Kc and The Sunshine Band will be performing. Sycuan Casino is the Presenting Sponsor. Proceed will benefit the Symphony’s music education and outreach programs, which reached over 60,000 students last year. The Petco Foundation 5th Annual Hope Gala The Petco Foundation 5th Annual Hope Gala honoring Lily Tomlin raised $450,000 to benefit Actors and Others for Animals and the...

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Monday Morning Good News: May 27

05/28/13

Monday Morning Good News: May 27

Ronald McDonald House Raffle Drawing Ronald McDonald House raised $2 million on the 9th Annual Dream House Raffle. The winner was announced on May 18 when supporters gathered at the Ronald McDonald House. Chuck Day, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego said “Every year we are amazed by the generosity of raffle participants and this year was no exception, so we were excited to spread some of that joy this morning by announcing many raffle prize winners.”  Other prizes awarded included a 2013 Porsche Boxster and a 2013 Fiat 500. Funds raised from this year’s Dream House Raffle will help the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego operate its 47 overnight guest suites and its Family Care Center, which is open to anyone with a...

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Monday Morning Good News: May 20

05/20/13

Monday Morning Good News: May 20

Richard Nares Planned Parenthood held its 50th Anniversary Dinner on May 9 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. Dr. Katharine Sheehan received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her 32 years of service at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. Sheehan was recognized for her tireless and fierce advocacy for women’s health.  Sarah Weddington, author of The Next 50: A Conversation, was the keynote speaker. Sponsors of the evening included Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, Kaiser Permanente, accmed+logistics, Elite, Messner Smith Investment Management and PharmPak. Richard Nares, executive director and co-founder of the Emilio Nares Foundation will complete a 700 mile run on June 1 at 11 a.m. in front of Rady Children’s Hospital.  Richard began his run with...

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Monday Morning Good News: May 13

05/10/13

Monday Morning Good News: May 13

Senior Community Centers honored volunteers at its annual Volunteer Recognition event on Apr. 25 at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center in Downtown San Diego. Those recognized for their commitment of time and efforts to help seniors were: KPMG Accounting; Kirby Noonan Lance and Hoge, Longevity Award; National Charity League, San Diego Chapter, Philanthropy Award; Angela Coriale, AECOM, Individual Award; and The Hartford, Horizon Award. Paul Downey, president and CEO, Senior Community Centers said, “This year’s award recipients have proven themselves to be superstars. We thank and congratulate them for their dedicated service to our organization and the seniors we serve.”  Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego is granting $1.4 million this year,...

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Monday Morning Good News: May 6

05/06/13

Monday Morning Good News: May 6

Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala Award-winning chefs from San Diego and across the country convened at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla on Saturday, Apr. 27 for a night of “Epicurean Elegance” at the 32 annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala. The event featured 11 prominent chefs preparing their signature hors d’oeuvres paired with fine wine, followed by dinner, program and dancing with music by The Heroes. A total of $1.4 million was raised to support the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center.  Proceeds will specifically support the cancer center’s visionary initiative MyAnswertoCancer™, which uses DNA analysis to make personalized cancer treatment a reality.  The San Diego Foundation’s Malin Burnham Center for Civic...

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Monday Morning Good News: April 29

04/29/13

Monday Morning Good News: April 29

Wine, Women & Shoes The University of San Diego honored nine outstanding alumni on Apr. 27. The Author E. Hughes Award for Career Achievement was presented to San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. Other honorees for career achievement included Jeffrey Carlstead, owner of the Hampton Inn-San Diego/Kearny Mesa; James Waring, executive chairman and co-founder of CleanTECH and Sue Hoyt, co-owner of EmergeED. Christopher Grant and Jacqueline Akerblom also received career achievement awards. The Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill Award for Exemplary Service to USD was presented to Terry Liberatore Gase. The second annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser benefiting Voices for Children is scheduled for May 11 at Lucky Jack Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, the equestrian facility of...

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Monday Morning Good News: April 22

04/22/13

Monday Morning Good News: April 22

American Diabetes Association Father of the Year The Greater San Diego chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) introduced the three recipients of its 2013 Father of the Year Awards at a kickoff reception on April 3 at the University Club. Donald Ankeny, president/CEO of Westcore Properties;  Jim Fitzpatrick, owner, CEO and publisher of San Diego Magazine; and Todd Leigh, attorney with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch will be honored at the 10th annual Father of the Year Awards on June 6 at Hyatt Regency La Jolla. The program is presented by the Father’s Day Council honoring fathers in the U.S. who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives, serve as role models of strength, commitment and love for their children and help...

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Monday Morning Good News: April 15

04/15/13

Monday Morning Good News: April 15

AT&T has contributed $500,000 to OASIS Institute to help narrow the technology skills gap for adults over 50 in 23 locations including San Diego. AT&T’s support will enable OASIS to expand its Connections technology training program, update curriculum and increase workplace skills training to help bring more mature adults up to speed. “We are excited to partner with OASIS to help bring the benefits of technology to all consumers,” said Ignacio De La Torre, AT&T External Affairs Regional Vice President.  “AT&T is proud to support the essential work OASIS is undertaking to strengthen and build its capacity to provide the Connections programs to seniors in the San Diego region.” The San Diego Museum of Art’s Art Alive...

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Monday Morning Good News: April 8

04/08/13

Monday Morning Good News: April 8

SEACREST VILLAGE 2012 HONOREES The 35th Annual Women’s Auxiliary Gala benefiting Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is being held on Apr. 13 at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.  The annual gala raises funds to benefit Seacrest Village’s Resident Assistance Fund, supporting the scholarship program for current and future residents who have depleted their financial resources. The evening will celebrate the many residents and families whose lives have been transformed as a result of the care and services they receive at Seacrest Village. A Ribbon Cutting and Open House Reception was held on Apr. 1 at the LifeSpring House which provides a home, hope, and life skills to former foster youth ages 18 to 24 as they transition to independent living....

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