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Tri-City Hospital Foundation 36th Annual Diamond Ball

San Diego charity news for January 16, 2017

Tri-CIty Diamond Gala

Jay Leno hosted the 36th Annual Diamond Ball for Tri-City Hospital Foundation. $700,000 was raised to benefit the Women and Infant Services at Tri-City Medical Center. Sponsors included Procopia and Tri-City Medical Center staff, Bob and Sandee Carter, BB&T Insurance Services, Cerner Corp and Anesthesia Service Medical Group.

Promises2Kids will receive $5,000 as a PGA Tour Charity of the Year finalist. The organization which provides life-changing services to foster youth, was nominated by the PGA TOUR’s host organization, the Century Club of San Diego. Tonya Torosian, Promises2Kids CEO, said  “This funding will help up to five foster youth attend Camp Connect, a unique Promises2Kids program that reunites siblings who have been separated by the foster care system.”

US Bank Check Presentation

U.S. Bank awarded $15,000 to Jewish Family Services of San Diego to support the agency’s Employment and Career Services, as well as Roy’s Desert Resource Center in the Coachella Valley.  Two-thirds of the grant will be used to expand access to JFS’s “Career Kick-Start,” an intensive, job search training workshop designed for people actively seeking employment.

Princess Project

Princess Project is doing a “Clean Out Your Closets!” Dress Drive throughout the month of January. Drop off locations include: Friar Tux; Veribest Cleaners; The Fabulous Rag Boutique; Christina’s Fashions  and Heritage Cleaners. The Princess Project San Diego has been dressing and accessorizing financially-challenged high school teens who might not otherwise be able to afford gowns, for their proms since 2007. The non-profit Friends of Scott, Friends of Children with Cancer holds an Unforgettable Prom each year, and their teens get their dresses from Princess Project.

Junior Achievement in partnership with 6 Degrees Networking, is holding its 8th Annual JA Casino Night. The event which includes Bingo Lounge sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield, is being held on Jan. 27 at JA on Mission Gorge Place.

UC San Diego Health Sulpizo Cardiovascular Center is kicking off National Hearth Month with Go Red For Women building lighting ceremony and reception on Feb. 2.

The San Diego Foundation announced the availability of grant funding through the Opening the Outdoors Program. The 2017 grant cycle will prioritize collaborative nonprofit projects that protect and connect outdoor spaces and improve outdoor access, especially in park-poor and underserved communities across the region. Grants from the Opening the Outdoors Program are made possible thanks to funding through the Environment Endowment at The San Diego Foundation, Satterberg Foundation in partnership with San Diego Grantmakers, Hattie Ettinger Conservation Fund and other generous donors at The San Diego Foundation.

Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless and The Salvation Army donated toys to children across the country during the 2016 holiday season as part of the “Likes for Tikes” campaign. Cricket Wireless donated $1 for toys to the Salvation Army for every ‘Like’ the company received on Facebook pages. All proceeds raised in San Diego were used to purchase toys that went to children all over San Diego County. Cricket Wireless volunteers delivered the toys to The Salvation Army San Diego Citadel distribution center and helped sort other toys and canned goods to help get them ready for drop-off to local families.

Joyce Glazer

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

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