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Seacrest Village Gala to be held on February 21

San Diego Charity News for January 26

Seacrest Village

“Emerald City”, The Women’s Auxiliary of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities’ 37th Annual Gala will be held on Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. The annual gala raises funds to benefit the Resident Assistance Fund. The Wizard of Oz themed evening is being chaired by Rusti Bartell and features music by the Eve Selis Band. “This year’s Gala theme honors the heart, courage and wisdom of Seacrest Village,” said Bartell whose family involvement began with her mother, Ina Bartell in the 70’s.

Sheldon Brown and Emilie Hafner-Burton will hold University of California endowed faculty chairs, each supported by a $1 million endowment supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla has appointed Sheldon Brown from the Division of Arts and Humanities holder of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning, and Emilie Hafner-Burton from the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies holder of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in International Justice and Human Rights. Both of these areas are of particular interest to the Foundation. 

United Through Reading

United Through Reading received a $50,000 award from NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions challenge which awards nonprofits for innovative, high-impact initiatives. The award allows UTR to continue to focus on its mission of connecting military families from afar at story time by implementing a dual strategy of online program delivery via the Google Cloud and a DVD option.  As long as US troops are away, and technology continues to evolve, UTR will work to ensure that the right technology solutions are in place to keep military families reading together.

The Seany Foundation's 2nd Annual 5K

The Seany Foundation’s 2nd Annual 5K “Seany’s Happy Camper 5K” is being held on Jan. 31. Chef Brian Malarkey is sponsoring a breakfast burrito bar for 5K participants. The Seany Foundation is dedicated to providing quality-of-life programs and camps for kids and families affected by cancer. The goal is to raise $50,000 to allow kids with cancer to attend camp. The event is being held at Road Runner Sports on Copley Drive.

Mr. & Mrs. Doug Manchester & Dominick Addario, M.D.

La Chaine des Rôtisseurs, Bailli of La Jolla presented Papa Doug Manchester with the La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Bronze Star for his outstanding culinary and hospitality contributions and for his many philanthropies. The award was presented by Bailli Dr. Dominick Addario. This is the only the 5th time since the La Jolla chapter of La Chaine was founded that a Bronze Star has been bestowed upon an individual.

TRI-N-HARDER-4-KIDS Indoor Triathlon was held on Jan. 24 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center presented by Competitor Group. Law enforcement officers including San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman participated in an effort to show their dedication to San Diego’s underserved youth and community safety. The money raised will benefit STAR/PAL youth programs and the SDPOA Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. The event honored the memory of fallen San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood, whose last act was one of kindness to a child who needed a helping hand.

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