Philanthropy

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary presents check for over $7,900 to Just in Time for Foster Youth

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary presents check for over $7,900 to Just in Time for Foster Youth

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary presented a check for over $7,900 to Just in Time for Foster Youth late last year. These funds will allow JIT to help more aged-out foster youth countywide to achieve self-sufficiency and well-being, and, ultimately, break the cycle of foster care. JIT does this by filling...

  • Nick's Picks receives grant from Sunstate Foundation

    Nick's Picks receives grant from Sunstate Foundation

    Del Mar-based Nick’s Picks was very honored to have been chosen to receive a Sunstate Equipment Foundation Grant to continue its work providing fun-filled backpacks to children living in hospital isolation. “The Sunstate Foundation is pleased to be able to support Nick Wallace and Nick’s Picks....

  • Annual 5K Run/Walk Feb. 3 to benefit Mitchell Thorp Foundation

    Annual 5K Run/Walk Feb. 3 to benefit Mitchell Thorp Foundation

     Mitchell Thorp Foundation will hold its largest fundraiser of the year - its annual 5K Run/Walk - Feb. 3 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. MTF helps families with children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions with financial, emotional and resource support.

  • Dolce at the Highlands will cater 'Oh! What a Night' gala at CCA

    Dolce at the Highlands will cater 'Oh! What a Night' gala at CCA

    Broadway star Christian Hoff was in San Diego just before the holidays to mentor and rehearse with the talented Canyon Crest Academy student cast of Oh! What a Night. The school’s annual fundraiser is less than one month away, Feb.10, and the Grammy Award-winning musician actor from Jersey Boys...

  • Torrey Pines student hosts Sweat for a Cure on Feb. 3

    Torrey Pines student hosts Sweat for a Cure on Feb. 3

    Torrey Pines High School senior Sophia LeRose is hosting Sweat for the Cure, a cardio boot camp at Torrey Pines’ Ed Burke Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 3 benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The hour-long boot camp will be led by local fitness instructors Cindy Whitmarsh and Lisa Stettner. ...

  • Men on a Mission charitable social group to meet Nov. 30

    Carmel Valley’s Steve DeNato is hoping to bring local men together to make a difference in their community with his social and charitable group Men on a Mission. The group meets twice a year and members commit to writing two $100 checks for local charities of the group’s choice at each gathering...

  • Great Halloween Candy Buy Back to benefit troops is Nov. 9

    Great Halloween Candy Buy Back to benefit troops is Nov. 9

    Dr. Curtis Chan is holding his 9th annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back. The Candy Buy Back helps local children unload excess Halloween candy for a great cause. The candy is donated to troops overseas and children collect $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds). Last year’s drive collected 7,389 pounds...

  • Finding Voices encourages teens to speak up about tough issues

    Finding Voices encourages teens to speak up about tough issues

    A digital media marketing consultant by trade, Solana Beach resident Shawn McClondon dedicated his prowess in recent years to helping guide youths and young adults toward career paths. While the efforts of his nonprofit Youth Campaigns have been geared toward San Diego city communities with impoverished...

  • Through Project Concern International, Del Mar resident finds a global calling

    Through Project Concern International, Del Mar resident finds a global calling

    The sight of mothers and their newborns in Tijuana struggling amid a lack of basic health care left an indelible impact. Patricia Mogul had already been doing everything she could to promote Project Concern International’s mission to create sustainable, community-driven solutions in some of the...

  • Torrey Pines teens fundraise to bring life-saving AEDs to campus

    Torrey Pines teens fundraise to bring life-saving AEDs to campus

    Two Torrey Pines High School students are working to help save lives and raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest. Senior Ryan Poe and junior Jacob Li led a fundraising effort that resulted in the purchase of two new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be installed at easily accessible...

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