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Ronald McDonald House’s More Than a Meal Campaign Raises $1.5 Million

Plus the Business Hall of Fame’s four new members, the Bar Foundation raises money for legal aid, and a $350,000 boost for Miracle Babies
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Charities and Nonprofits

Ronald McDonald House’s More Than a Meal Campaign Raises $1.5 Million

Plus the Business Hall of Fame’s four new members, the Bar Foundation raises money for legal aid, and a $350,000 boost for Miracle Babies

Classy Hits $1 Billion in Social Impact

Plus: San Diego Oasis wins for the kids, and the founder of Reading Legacies is honored as a 2018 L'Oreal Paris Woman of Worth

City Ballet Celebrates its 26th Anniversary

Plus good news for the San Diego Center for Children, the Monarch School, and foster kids around the region

Voices for Children Raises $1.5 Million for the Kids

Plus the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, LISC San Diego, Salk, and USO San Diego are making a difference in our community

Project Homeless Connect—East County Gets Welcome Funding

Plus good news for San Diego police and shelter pets

Volunteers of America Southwest Raises $115,000 for Homeless Veterans with Disabilities

Plus the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, New Children’s Museum, and the Burn Institute receive grants

8 Ways to Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in San Diego

Cycling, rowing and beer fundraisers, plus free mammograms and educational events

Ninth Annual Forte for Children Gala Brings in Over $448,000

Plus good news for the ovarian cancer community, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, and more

The San Diego Foundation Increases Access to Early Childhood Education with a $13.8 Million Mega-Gift

Plus Alliance Healthcare Foundation starts an innovation fund, Mission Fed and SD Humane Society "Clear the Shelters," and more

'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom, Jr. Brings the House Down at The Salk Institute’s Symphony Gala

Plus Sharp HospiceCare’s annual regatta brings in $400,000, local foster kids get a back-to-school boost, and more

La Jolla Music Society Scores $360,000 for its Artistic and Education Outreach Programs

Plus: Seacrest Foundation, The San Diego Women’s Foundation, and San Diego Social Venture Partners celebrate funding good causes

Serving Seniors Serves Its Milestone 12-Millionth Meal

Plus a new program for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a $2 million boost for The Salk Institute’s Conquering Cancer Initiative

Living Coast Discovery Center’s Farm to Bay Culinary Event Breaks a Fundraising Record

Plus Promises2Kids welcomes its largest class of Guardian Scholars ever and the Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic brings in $140,000

The San Diego Symphony Notables Raises $75,000 for Music Education

Plus the San Diego Center for Children receives an award for its Successful Transitions Program and more

The Cushman Foundation Kick-Starts the Burn Institute’s Intervention Program for Young Firebugs

Plus San Diego Gas & Electric bolsters the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s charter school climate-science curriculum

Promises2Kids Raises $1 Million for Local Foster Kids

Plus St. Germaine Children’s Charity’s pledge to help homeless mothers and children, and grants promote access to nature in underserved communities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego Raises $225,000 on Red Shoe Day

Plus USO San Diego, Sycuan, and Promises2Kids help local families

City Ballet Takes Guests Behind the Scenes at its 25th June Fundraiser

Plus how San Diego County Credit Union and the San Diego Foundation are supporting local students

The San Diego Center for Children Raises $410,000 at Their 131st Anniversary Gala

Plus news from The Salvation Army, St. Germaine's Children's Charity, and Promises2Kids

How Briddie’s Floret Grew into a Nonprofit

Each of Bridget McKenna’s bouquets benefits a social cause

Costumed Characters and Charitable Donors Turn Out for Meals on Wheels’ Over the Rainbow Gala

Plus Jewish Family Service of San Diego ups the ante on its Centennial Countdown Campaign, and Bank of America’s push to end homelessness

USO San Diego Raises Over $1 Million to Support Military Members

Plus the Monarch School’s annual fundraiser brings in $1.1 million for homeless students and Voices for Children hosts its seventh annual Wine Women & Shoes event

Feeding SD’s Fuel for Summer Campaign Provides Free Meals to Food-Insecure Youth

Plus, veterans learn to create well-balanced meals with Wounded Warrior Project, and upcoming events for your calendar

The San Diego History Center Raises $115,000 at Its 90th Anniversary Gala

Plus nearly 100 TVs are donated to South Bay schools, and the Children’s Nature Retreat Foundation raises money for families in West Africa and its local animal sanctuary

Grossmont Hospital Foundation Raises More Than $440,000 for Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Plus good news from Father Joe's Villages, Mama's Kitchen, Serving Seniors, Shelter to Soldier, and more

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

David C. Copley Foundation Pledges $100,000 to Help Students in City Heights and Lemon Grove

Plus the FACE Foundation saves its 2,000th pet, and Park Hyatt Aviara’s support for the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

The San Diego Foundation Helps Even More Kids Go to College

Plus an update on Serving Seniors’ affordable housing efforts and Episcopal Community Services’ Water to Wine Gala

National Conflict Resolution Center Raises Highest Amount Ever at Annual Peacemaker Awards

NCRC spreads the word on restorative justice. Plus: Ronald McDonald House and Feeding San Diego

Big Win for the Kids: Cool Campaigns through Autism Speaks, Cars 4 Classrooms, and Build a Miracle

Good works happening in the mega-region
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2018 Charitable Giving Guide

Charitable Giving Guide is the definitive overview of the San Diego charity scene.

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November 2018

Join Equality California and Coors Light on Sunday, November 11 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm at Uptown Tavern, 1236 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, to honor San Diego area transgender veterans Zander...

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1236 University Ave
San Diego, CA  92103
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Enjoy a meal at Whisknladle or Catania to help the team raise funds for SAY San Diego during the annual Day of Giving! On this year’s Day of Giving, managers at La Jolla eateries Catania and...

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1044 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA  92037
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READY TO END CANCER? SO ARE WE. Cancer is the #1 cause of death in San Diego and #2 cause of death in the United States. Nearly 40% of us will be diagnosed with cancer. In some way, this cause will...

Cost: Varies by event

Where:
Petco Park
100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA  92101
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Sponsor: Padres Pedal the Cause
Telephone: 760-642-2724
Contact Name: Brittan Trozzi
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The National MS Society invites you to the 32nd Annual MS Dinner Auction on Saturday, November 17, 2017 at 5:00pm at the ritzy Loews Coronado Bay Resort. You’ll be transported to Havana Nights...

Cost: Tickets start at $175

Where:
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd
Coronado, CA  92118
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Sponsor: National MS Society
Telephone: 760-448-8432
Contact Name: Melissa FitzGerald

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