Category archives for: Philanthropy

Carmel Valley couple’s Seany Foundation builds hope, friendships at camps for kids with cancer

Carmel Valley’s Amy and Mitchell Robins recently were honored at the Center for Wealth and Legacy’s Inspiration Awards for their work with The Seany Foundation, which they started in memory of their son, Sean.

Over the past seven years, Amy and Mitchell Robins have raised more than $2 million, and this year ran Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky, a free summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings once run by the American Cancer Society.

Carmel Valley resident named to Meals-on-Wheels board

Noah Katsell of Carmel Valley has been named to the 2014 Board of Trustees for Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego. The board consists of business leaders from across San Diego County.

Carmel Valley resident named to San Diego Women’s Foundation board

Kathy Jones

The San Diego Women’s Foundation recently announced that Carmel Valley resident Kathy Jones is among four new board members who will help guide the critical work of the organization in the upcoming fiscal year.

Inspirational local resident named one of CNN’s ‘Heroes’

Robyn Benincasa

Robyn Benincasa, a San Diego firefighter, was honored for the inspirational work she does with her nonprofit Project Athena.

City of Hope’s fourth annual Yoga for Hope set for June 7 at Petco Park

City of Hope’s annual Yoga for Hope raises awareness about the benefits of yoga, as well as funds for research, treatment and education programs. Photo by Epic PhotoJournalism

In an effort to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga, as well as funds for research, treatment and education programs, City of Hope’s Yoga for Hope is set to return June 7 at Petco Park.

Friends of the Solana Beach Library Scholarship Award announced

Friends President Ann Welton presents scholarship winner Clare White McDonald with a check for $500 at the annual Friends Volunteer luncheon.

The Friends of the Solana Beach Library organization awarded its annual $500 scholarship to Solana Beach resident Clare White McDonald.

The Sand Dollar Foundation’s annual gala raises funds for local organizations

Through its annual gala, the nonprofit organization has raised and donated more than $300,000 to organizations such as Casa de Amparo, Polinsky Children’s Center and San Pasqual Academy.

Carmel Valley family raises funds to fight childhood cancer

The Mikulak family at the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer (Max Mikulak is shown in a large photo on the left). Courtesy photo

Through fundraisers such as the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on Oct. 26 at NTC Park at Liberty Station, Max’s Ring of Fire supports innovative neuroblastoma research and clinical trials.

Earl Warren students/Kids Korps volunteers participate in project to help end childhood hunger

(Left to Right) Danielle Post, Mariah Williams, Chloe Williams

On Saturday, April 20, students at Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach participated in volunteer activities at Feeding America San Diego. More than 15 students, who are also Kids Korps USA volunteers, participated as a part of the generationOn campaign “What Will You Bring to the Table?” The national campaign calls upon America’s youth to bring their ideas, creativity and passion to the table to help end childhood hunger. Other groups include a local Girl Scouts troop and students from Alpine Elementary School. As a part of the day of service, San Diego youth packed and sorted healthy fresh fruits and vegetables to distribute to kids in need through FASD’s BackPack program and Farm2Kids program, which help feed 16,300 local kids each month.

St. James Academy student council’s Shred-A-Thon benefits Warrior Foundation

The St. James Academy student council hosted a Shred-A-Thon on April 13 where people could bring their confidential documents as well as “E”waste, such as computers, televisions, cell phones, and have them safely, securely destroyed.

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  • Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe
    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
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