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Alexander and Eva Nemeth Foundation Gives $5 million to Sharp Mary Birch to Improve the Lives of At-Risk Infants

Plus: Jewish Family Service of San Diego raises $1.25 million at its centennial gala, and the James M. Cox Foundation funds a tech center for the National City Boys & Girls Club



At the dedication of the Nemeth NICU Follow-Up Clinic on April 17. From left to right: Anup Katheria, MD, director of the Sharp Mary Birch Neonatal Research Institute; Trisha Khaleghi, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Sharp Mary Birch; Julie Novak, Executive Director and Program Manager, Nemeth NICU Follow Up Clinic; and Teresa Castiglione, Executive Director, Alexander and Eva Nemeth Foundation.

Alexander and Eva Nemeth Foundation pledged $5 million to Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. They will support two programs for at-risk infants: the Neonatal Research Institute, which was launched in 2013 to discover new treatments and practices for newborns, and the Nemeth NICU Follow-Up Clinic, which seeks to improve the lives of preterm babies. In November, the Clinic will enjoy a newly expanded location across from the Mary Birch campus.

 

The 2018 Mitzvah Honorees, from left to right: Jill Spitzer, Estee Einhorn, Lois Richmond, Evelyn Rady, Marsha Berkson, Jenny Daniel, and Kira Finkenberg

More than 600 guests attended the Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s Heart & Soul Gala on April 21. JFS was able to raise a record-setting $1.25 million to help people in crisis and use new strategies to break cycles of poverty in San Diego. Evelyn and Ernest Rady matched the donations during the “Fund-a-Mitzvah” auction.

This year’s Heart & Soul Gala was an incredible celebration of our first 100 years, and an important beginning to our next 100 years,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. “The support we have received from the community is deeply humbling and will provide the vital resources to help San Diegans build more stable, secure lives.”

 

A Boys & Girls Club member with Pat Esser, Cox Communications President

National City’s Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego-Bob Payne Family Branch will receive a new technology center, thanks to a grant from Cox Communications and The James M. Cox Foundation. The tech center’s aim is to “bridge the digital divide” for those who have no computers or internet access at home. It will help kids needing to complete their homework and prepare for further academic and professional success.

Cox is dedicated to the National City community and to providing youth access to technology and best practices for staying safe online,” said Cox Communications SVP and Region Manager for California, Sam Attisha, who is himself an alum of the El Cajon Boys & Girls branch.

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