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Monday Morning Good News: March 11

Navy soldiers looking at the San Diego skyline
National Conflict Resolution Center Peacemaker Awards

Women Give San Diego held its Annual Grants Celebration on Mar. 6 at the Women’s Museum of California at Liberty Station. Those receiving grants were: Southwestern College Microenterprise Family Childcare Program who will receive $40,000 over the next two years. This program creates economic self-sufficiency among socioeconomically disadvantaged Spanish-speaking women by providing no-cost certification courses on how to establish licensed childcare business in their homes. Casa Cornelia Law Center will receive $25,000 over two years which funds pro bono legal services to indigent immigrant victims of human and civil rights violations. Women’s Resource Center will receive $20,000 over two years to fund Transition House which provides a case-managed, supportive environment for victims of domestic violence. Women Give San Diego is dedicated to promoting the economic self-sufficiency and security of low-income women and girls across San Diego County.

The Alzheimer’s Association San Diego Chapter’s Memories in the Making Art Auction fundraiser is being held on Mar. 15. It will be held at The University of San Diego, Hahn Center and will feature artwork created by people with Alzheimer’s and artists who have taken inspiration from them. The Memories in the Making Art Auction will showcase over 100 pieces of artwork - 28 pieces by individuals with dementia paired with a complementary work by professional artists and will be auctioned as pairs at the event. www.alz.org/SanDiego.

STAR/PAL received several grants for SUPERHEROES for Youth! Zable Foundation donated $10,000; Municipal Employees Civic Responsibility Organization $10,000; Cubic $2,500 and The Cushman Family Foundation $2,500.

Doctor reading to a child
United Way San Diego County's Virtual Book Drive

United Way of San Diego County is hosting its second annual Virtual Book Drive for local children to foster a love of reading and learning for long-term success. The Drive is being held on Mar. 18 to 30 with the goal of purchasing 48,000 summer reading books.

The San Diego Police Foundation is presenting Women in Blue on Mar. 13 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. This year’s honorees are Karen Goodman, Lori Luhnow and Donna Pence. Verizon is the title sponsor of the luncheon.  Proceeds will go to SDPF to help fund needs of the Police Department that are not provided for in their budget.

The American Cancer Society will be presenting the Celebration of Life Award to Mary Mickelson on June 2 at the San Diego Discovery Celebration Gala being held at the Grand Del Mar. The award is presented to a person who has survived their journey through cancer. Mickelson and her daughter-in-law Amy have both been treated for cancer recently.

Walk for Wishes is being presented by San Diego County Credit Union on Apr. 27 at the Embarcadero Marina Park South with a goal of raising $200,000. The 3.5 mile walk benefits the San Diego Make A Wish Foundation to raise funds to grant wishes to San Diego children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

The National Conflict Resolution Center is celebrating its 25th annual Peacemaker Awards on Mar. 14. The event recognizes individuals and organizations for their creative and effective collaborations and solutions to crises and conflict. In honor of its anniversary, NCRC will recognize two organizations based in San Diego. The 2013 National Peacemaker Award recipient is the USNS Mercy and the Local Peacemaker Honoree is The Preuss School UCSD. Sponsors of the 2013 Peacemaker Awards include SDG&E and Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch.

Prada San Diego at Fashion Valley hosted an opening cocktail reception on Mar. 7. A percentage of proceeds from Mar. 7 to Mar. 17 will go to Voices for Children.

The San Diego Builders Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) is participating in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb on Mar. 23 at One America Plaza, San Diego’s tallest downtown building. Every dollar raised will enable the American Lung Association to continue its work to educate kids on how to manage their asthma and not use tobacco.

Joyce Glazer
Joyce Glazer

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

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