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La Jolla Playhouse Gala features New York musical Come From Away

San Diego charity news for January 23, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse

Katherine and Mayor Kevin Faulconer are Honorary Chairs of the La Jolla Playhouse Gala which is being held on Feb. 4 at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Come From Away, a new musical, is featuring the Broadway-bound cast at a cast party following the concert. Corporate sponsors for the season include Qualcomm, Lodge at Torrey Pines and Gurtin Municipal Bond Management.

On Jan. 28 SD Opera 2017 Gala REDEFINED will be held at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. Catering is being provided by Sycuan Casino. Additional support is provided by Union Bank The Private Bank, Ahern, Green Fresh Florals and Southwest.  Kathryn and John Hattox are being honored.

The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s 35 for 35 Challenge ended Dec. 31. The donations  went to the RSFF Community Impact Fund. The $35,000 matching challenge was made possible by Molly and Mike Gregoire in honor of the organization’s 35th anniversary. A total of $33,285 raised was matched for a total donation amount of $66,570.

The University of California San Diego received a $10.5 million gift from a Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation. The gift provides seed funding for the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence at U C San Diego, a new initiative to provide further evidence-based understanding of how genetic and environmental factors affect milk composition, and how human milk affects health across the life span.

Oggi’s  Sports Brewhouse Pizza donated to 25 charities in December in honor of their 25th anniversary. Donations included sleeping bags for homeless veterans, food for shelter animals, and toys for underprivileged children. The $6,000 donations are part of Oggi’s ongoing 25th anniversary celebration.

On Feb. 4 the Belly Up in Solana Beach is hosting a musical event featuring Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe, to raise money for BANDING TOGETHER San Diego. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Banding Together’s mission to provide music therapy scholarships and programs for youth with special disabilities.

Voices for Children is holding its Annual Judges’ Luncheon on Feb. 6 at San Diego Central Library. The Honorable Carolyn M. Caletti, Presiding Judge, San Diego Superior Court, Juvenile Division is scheduled to speak. This year, the program will explore the state of education for San Diego County foster youth and the County’s future plans to ensure continued positive outcomes.

Students in James Miller’s Graphic Design class at CSUSM School of Art were engaged to help create an identity and logo for the ART=OPPORTUNITY campaign. The winning design was created by Isobel Lawrence, an exchange student from Sydney, Australia. She was one of 21 students participating in the contest and won the prize of $250. The campaign is funded by a Stuart Foundation grant to CSUSM.

UC San Diego Gospel Choir

The University of California San Diego is hosting the 21st annual Lytle Scholarship Concert, featuring the UC San Diego Gospel Choir on Jan. 29 at the UC San Diego Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. All proceeds from the event, titled “Yet Still I Rise,” will support undergraduate scholarships.

 Patrons of the Prado will celebrate 20 years of giving on Jan. 29 at the Meridian Condominiums in downtown San Diego. The organization raises funds to benefit eleven arts and science institutions on the Prado in Balboa Park. The funds support programs that provide educational access for school children inspiring cultural fluency for future generations.

Joyce Glazer

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

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