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Monday Morning Good News: September 9

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



Sharp Regatta
Sharp Regatta

The 11th Annual Sharp Hospicecare benefit dinner and regatta was held on Aug. 23 and 24 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association. The event raised $270,000 to benefit the Sharp Homes for Hospice campaign – an initiative to build hospice homes in San Diego. Event sponsors included Virginia Napierskie, Shea Family and Elmcroft Senior Living. “I am deeply touched by the tremendous support that Sharp HospiceCare has received, thanks to our partners, sponsors and community members who have all contributed to the success of the Regatta,” says Suzi K. Johnson, Vice President, Sharp HospiceCare.

TaylorMade and Issa Family Foundation are the Presenting Sponsors for An Evening To Remember on Sept. 21. Champions of Change Sponsors include Datron and Forte for Children. Leaders of Change include Brian and Blossom Kennedy & Family, Scratch Media, Watkins Manufacturing and Wells Fargo. The event is being held at the Omni La Costa Resort and will benefit Solutions for Change. Mrs. Laura Bush, former First Lady is the Keynote Speaker.

Walden Family Services & Sempra Energy
Walden Family Services & Sempra Energy

Employees of Sempra Energy volunteered their time to paint a safari themed mural in the San Diego offices Gr’mere’s I’mpossible playroom at Walden Family Services. Volunteers worked for two days to transform the space with blue skies, green grass, and all the animals of the grasslands. The family who endowed the playroom did so in memory of their grandmother, and wanted a positive message for the foster youth who play there.  Gr’mere is French for ‘grandmother’ and I’mpossible  is “I’m possible”

Emilio Nares Foundation is presenting its 10th annual Harvest for Hope to be held at Stingaree downtown. Proceeds go to the ENF to provide programs and services for low-income, underprivileged families whose child is battling cancer in San Diego. This year’s honoree is cancer survivor and advocate, Randi Hosking, Owner of Indigo Salon and Spa.

Feeding America San Diego is hosting its annual gala, “Sunset Soiree,” on Sept. 28 at the Del Mar Paddock and Turf Club. The gala is underwritten by the Meyer Family, allowing all of the proceeds to go directly to programs at FASD. FASD distributes twenty-one million pounds of food annually, working with partner agencies, organizations, donors and volunteers to help fight hunger locally. Larry King, an international broadcast legend, is the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

A benefit for Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego and Women Against Alzheimer’s is being held on Sept. 27. A special ensemble reading of Act 1 of Surviving Grace will take place at Shiley Theatre on the campus of the University of San Diego and the cast includes Darlene Shiley, Helen Reddy, Diane Rehm, Marilu Henner, Susan Taylor, Robert Foxworth and Jim Laslavic. The San Diego production is being presented by USAgainstAlzheimer’s and B.A.B.E.S, “Beating Alzheimer’s By Embracing Science.”

Molli & Arthur Wagner
Molli & Arthur Wagner

Conrad Prebys
Conrad Prebys

The UC San Diego announced the recipients of the 2013 Chancellor’s Medal, one of the highest honors given by the campus. The Chancellor’s Medal recognizes exceptional service in support of UC San Diego’s mission. Those being recognized are Conrad Prebys and Molli and Arthur Wagner. The awards will be given on Nov. 16, as part of Uc San Diego’s annual Founders Celebration. “Our honorees are remarkable leaders who have significantly enhanced arts and culture in the region – both for students and the community. In addition, UC San Diego will also bestow the Revelle Medal upon Walter Munk, professor emeritus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  The Revelle Medal was recently revived by the chancellor to recognize UC San Diego faculty members for their sustained, distinguished and extraordinary service to the campus.

 
Joyce Glazer
Joyce Glazer

Please send news items to Joyce Glazer at joyceg@sandiegomagazine.com.

 
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