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Museum of Contemporary Art Monte Carlo Gala Raises $600,000

San Diego Charity News for October 10th, 2016

Bollywood - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The 40th annual Monte Carlo gala “Bollywood” was chaired by Lisette and Mick Farrell and was held at the La Jolla Museum on Sept. 10. A Bollywood Bash After Party followed the gala. The $600,000 raised goes to support MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs. Sponsors included Karma Automotive, ResMed Foundation, Farrell Family Foundation, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cooley, LLP.

GROSSMONT Hospital Foundation 31st Annual Gala Roaring 20’s Puttin on the Ritz with Gatsby Glitz is being held on Oct. 15 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Sharp Grossmont Hospital Medical Staff are presenting sponsors and Connie Conard is the Honorary Chair with Sandy Jackman & Mona Pear as Event Chairs.

Girl Scouts

Urban Glampers raised $520,000 at Girl Scouts San Diego’s 19th annual fundraiser. Major Executive Search was the platinum sponsor. Other sponsors include QUALCOMM and Wells Fargo, Mission Federal Credit Union and Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany. Proceeds will help keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for all.

San Diego Chargers’ outside linebacker Melvin Ingram welcomed guests to Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa on Sept. 26 for his second annual Chargers and Chops event which raised $120,000 to benefit Mission Possible Foundation. Proceeds will help fund signature community outreach programs like Melvin’s Reading Stations and Mission Christmas.

 The Escondido Charitable Foundation awarded $210,000 in funding to seven nonprofits at its 10th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 22 at Orfila Winery. The Foundation focused on programs that prevent homelessness and promote housing stability in the Escondido community. Programs funded include: A Step Beyond program with A Step Beyond; Mental Health Services Specialist for At-Risk Preschoolers and Families with Escondido Community Child Development Center and Financial Literacy with Community Housing Works.

 The Dailey Method raised $2,000 at its 2nd Annual “Burn Bright for Kylie” fundraiser at its studio in Rancho Bernardo-Poway. The event was to honor the two-year-old who lost her battle to neuroblastoma last year. The  funds went to the Kylie Rowand Foundation.

The Clearity Foundation held its “All Out for Her,” to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. The event raised $15,000. The Foundation is dedicated to providing ovarian cancer patients with more specialized treatment options. They teamed up with multiple Orangetheory Fitness studios to hold the event.

YWCA- Walk a Mile

YWCA of San Diego County is holding its 9th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”fundraising walk and celebration on Oct. 11. The event challenges men, women and children to walk a mile in a pair of heels through downtown San Diego and compete to raise funds from friends and colleagues. Funds will support Beck’s House domestic violence programs which provides emergency shelter and transitional housing communities along with supportive services.

Junior Achievement Laureattes

Junior Achievement of San Diego County hosted the 28th Business Hall of Fame at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar on Sept. 27. The Hall of Fame Lifetime Laureates were: Laurie and Carlee McGrath; Dan Spinazzola, Diversified Restaurant Systems, Inc; Bob Taylor, Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars. They are all recognized for their excellence in business, courageous thinking and inspiring leadership. Funds raised will help JA reach 75,000 students this year.

Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund awarded $198,983 to 15 nonprofit agencies through its 2016 grant funding cycle. The recipients include: Emilio Nares Foundation, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Grossmont Hospital Foundation. Rest Haven’s mission is to provide funds for health-related services for children in San Diego and Imperial Counties when no other funds are available.

On Sept. 26, San Ysidro Health Center’s annual Clasico de Golf was held at the San Diego Country Club. The $140,000 raised will support the delivery of comprehensive health services for over 90,000 patients served each year by SYHC. The Mills Communication team was the overall winner.

Joyce Glazer

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

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