Philanthropy

  • Del Mar bridal shop donates dress to military bride

    Del Mar bridal shop donates dress to military bride

    June 8 plays a big role in Jesca Daniels’ and Mark Daniels’ lives. It’s the day that the San Diego couple will finally have a proper wedding ceremony after being married for eight years. It’s also the day their world changed forever in 2013. Mark, a U.S. Marine, was traveling with his dog, Aura,...

  • Tiny hearts fuel Carmel Valley doctor's huge compassion

    Tiny hearts fuel Carmel Valley doctor's huge compassion

    Dr. Paul Grossfeld focuses much of his time and energy in caring for the tiniest of patients - babies with congenital heart defects. Grossfeld, a Carmel Valley resident, wears two hats -- he’s a pediatric cardiologist at Rady Children’s Hospital, and a professor at UC San Diego Medical School,...

  • Del Mar Library to hold Toy Drive

    Del Mar Library to hold Toy Drive

    Del Mar Library is partnering with the Torrey Pines Rotary Club during the month of June to collect new and gently used stuffed animals for the Care ‘n Share Toy Drive. “Donations can be made at the Del Mar Library June 2 to July 5 and will be distributed to help put smiles on the faces of sick...

  • SD Jewish Academy employee takes school message of charity to heart

    SD Jewish Academy employee takes school message of charity to heart

    In his 20 years at San Diego Jewish Academy, head custodian Juan Suaste has learned a lot about Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. He has watched as students participate in Tikkun Olam community service programs that teach the young students that it is their responsibility to make the world a better...

  • Tete a Tete with literary agent Jill Marr grand raffle prize at Blazing Laptops event

    Tete a Tete with literary agent Jill Marr grand raffle prize at Blazing Laptops event

    It’ll take more than a nifty turn of phrase to impress Jill Marr. Her 16 years as a literary agent with Del Mar’s Sandra Dijkstra Agency has paired her with best-selling authors from all over the country. So aspiring authors need more than a way with words to convince her to add to her roster of...

  • Canyon Crest Academy Foundation presents 'Rendezvous in Paris'

    Canyon Crest Academy Foundation presents 'Rendezvous in Paris'

    Tony-nominated Broadway actress Susan Egan headlined the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s Rendezvous in Paris Gala Feb. 25. Egan, Broadway’s original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and the longest-running Millie in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” was accompanied by 50 talented CCA students in the...

  • ‘Cultural Heights: India!’ Family Night

    ‘Cultural Heights: India!’ Family Night

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School hosted “Cultural Heights: India!” Family Night Feb. 16. Starting Jan. 30, Heights students were treated to three weeks of lessons on India, its diverse people and rich cultures. Throughout the program, students learned about India’s geography, the origins of its...

  • ‘Larry Himmel Day’ at Free Flight

    ‘Larry Himmel Day’ at Free Flight

    The Larry Himmel Foundation presented a $5,000 check to Free Flight bird sanctuary in Del Mar Feb. 26 at “Larry Himmel Day,” a fundraising event. During the event, guests were invited to meet Free Flight’s 50 parrots, as well as a canary and African Crowned Crane, while donating toward veterinary...

  • Union Bank celebrates 'Grand Re-Opening' at Del Mar Plaza

    Union Bank celebrates 'Grand Re-Opening' at Del Mar Plaza

    Union Bank held a branch "Grand Re-Opening Reception" Feb. 23 at its new location in the Del Mar Plaza (1555 Camino Del Mar, second floor). Among those who attended the event were: Steve Bonker, Del Mar Branch Manager, Union Bank; Tina Robinson, Regional Manager, Union Bank; Robbin Narike Preciado,...

  • Torrey Pines High School celebrates hoops, cheer seniors

    Torrey Pines High School celebrates hoops, cheer seniors

    The Torrey Pines basketball teams and cheer squad honored its seniors on Senior Night on Feb. 16.

  • Former MLB pitcher speaks at TPHS Baseball Lecture Series

    Former MLB pitcher speaks at TPHS Baseball Lecture Series

    Torrey Pines High School’s Baseball Program recently presented its fifth annual Lecture Series event featuring former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott who spoke on the topic “Perseverance & Overcoming Adversity.” The event also included a private reception. Abbott was born Sept. 19, 1967, in Flint, Michigan...

  • India ‘Winter Mela’ event

    India ‘Winter Mela’ event

    Shiva Vishnu Temple (a nonprofit organization) presented the “2nd Annual Winter Mela” on Feb. 12 at Ocean Air Park in Carmel Valley. The event featured booths offering henna, ethnic wear, ethnic gifts and jewelry, as well as music, dance, obstacle course, face painting, balloon sculpture, carnival...

  • Ashley Falls Sweetheart Dance

    Ashley Falls Sweetheart Dance

    The Ashley Falls School PTA Dads’ Club held its annual Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 12 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. The event included a semi-formal dinner, dancing to “Rob the DJ,” hula hoop contest and prizes, commemorative photos, and new this year, a teddy bear drive to benefit the Ronald...

  • Skyline Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Skyline Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Skyline Elementary School families enjoyed a delicious morning at the Feb. 10 Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast.

  • Del Mar Heights Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Del Mar Heights Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    A Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast was held at Del Mar Heights Elementary School Feb. 10 on the morning prior to the school’s annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser. The Jog-A-Thon benefits the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF), which pays the salaries of the district’s STEAM+ (Science, Technology,...

  • Carmel Del Mar PTA Fiesta Night

    Carmel Del Mar PTA Fiesta Night

    Carmel Del Mar PTA held its annual fundraiser Fiesta Night Feb. 11 at Arterra, Marriott Del Mar. Parents enjoy the night out with friends while bidding on great auction items. Last year the event raised more than $25,000, which helped purchase many of the “extra” school items, from teacher mini-grants,...

  • North Shore Girls Softball Opening Night Ceremonies

    North Shore Girls Softball Opening Night Ceremonies

    North Shore Girls Softball started its 29th season with Opening Night ceremonies Feb.10. Opening Night was a fun event for all as the teams got dressed up in their new uniforms and transformed them into cool costumes for the parade around the bases, while throwing candy out into the crowd. Teams...

  • Parents Night Out Feb. 24 supports CCA club's home-building efforts

    Parents Night Out Feb. 24 supports CCA club's home-building efforts

    The Canyon Crest Academy Casas de Luz Club is hosting a Parents Night Out on Friday, Feb. 24 to raise funds to build a home in Tijuana, Mexico. The club is offering parents a chance to take a break and drop off their children anytime from 6-10 p.m. at the Univertarian Universalist Fellowship of...

  • Harbaugh Foundation continues support for vets

    Harbaugh Foundation continues support for vets

    Donations from the locally-based George & Betty Harbaugh Charitable Foundation continue to make a difference in the region.  For the third year in a row the Harbaugh Foundation funded Patriots’ Outpost at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, held in Janaury, giving back to military men and...

  • Del Mar Rotary Club continues to make a difference in children’s lives

    Del Mar Rotary Club continues to make a difference in children’s lives

    Last holiday season, festivities started earlier than usual for 150 children and their families when the Del Mar Rotary Club hosted its annual Children’s Christmas Party on Dec. 8. In addition to a visit from “Santa Clause,” the preschoolers in attendance sang Christmas carols and received a new...

  • Former Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier joins San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy board

    Former Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier joins San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy board

    The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) recently announces its newest board member, Donald Mosier, M.D., Ph.D., of Del Mar.  Mosier is professor emeritus in the Department of Immunology & Microbial Science at the Scripps Research Institute, having recently retired after four decades of...

  • Torrey Pines High School Foundation holds donor appreciation event

    Torrey Pines High School Foundation holds donor appreciation event

    The Torrey Pines High School Foundation held an appreciation event for its most generous donors Jan. 21 at the Lamb home in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information on the TPHS Foundation, visit torreypinesfoundation.org.

  • Earl Warren Winter Arts Festival

    Earl Warren Winter Arts Festival

    Earl Warren Middle School’s Winter Arts Festival, a fundraising event designed to celebrate the visual and performing art classes, was held Jan. 11 at Earl Warren’s “Seahawk Village.” Attendees were entertained by Earl Warren’s guitar class, drama students performed I Never Saw Another Butterfly,...

  • Del Mar Heights STEAM+ Family Night

    Del Mar Heights STEAM+ Family Night

    Del Mar Heights held a STEAM+ Family Night Jan. 12 where attendees experienced first-hand the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and Physical Education (STEAM+) courses students take every week. The event featured six activities, including a rocket launch.

  • Del Mar Kiwanis donates $3,000 in support of children fighting cancer

    Del Mar Kiwanis donates $3,000 in support of children fighting cancer

    The Del Mar Kiwanis Club recently donated $3,000 to the Celebration of Champions section of Rady Children’s Hospital. The funds were raised through the Kiwanis Club’s annual Day at the Races.  The Del Mar club is part of Kiwanis International, which was is an organization founded to assist the...

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary delivers over $20,000 to three organizations

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary delivers over $20,000 to three organizations

    Last month, the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club delivered over $20,000 to three deserving nonprofit organizations the club has worked with over many years. They were the Community Resource Center, Just in Time for Foster Youth and Reality Changers.   As a partner with, and major beneficiary of,...

  • Ashley Falls Career Day

    Ashley Falls Career Day

    Ashley Falls PTA held its Annual Career Day for students Jan. 10. Speakers from a variety of professions visited classrooms and discussed their work with students.

  • Dolce at Pacific Highlands to host CCA Foundation’s 'Rendezvous in Paris Gala' VIP After-Party

    Dolce at Pacific Highlands to host CCA Foundation’s 'Rendezvous in Paris Gala' VIP After-Party

    If you’ve tried to enter the new Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch shopping center in Carmel Valley weekdays at 3 p.m., you have no doubt witnessed the sea of teens descending upon the stores. Not only is it their place to socialize, it has become an extension of their school. With Canyon Crest...

  • Fundraiser held to honor memory of Nicolas Leslie

    Fundraiser held to honor memory of Nicolas Leslie

    The Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund (TPHSSF) held a fundraiser Jan. 7 at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar to honor the memory of Nicolas Leslie, TPHS Class of 2014. Leslie, a 20-year-old Del Mar native, was murdered in the ISIS-sponsored terrorist attack in Nice, France on July 14, 2016. The...

  • Penguin Plunge 2017

    Penguin Plunge 2017

    Local residents welcomed the New Year at Del Mar’s annual Penguin Plunge held Jan. 1. Del Mar lifeguards and community members celebrated 2017 with a dip in the Pacific Ocean during the popular event, which began at the Del Mar Lifeguard Tower on 17th Street in Del Mar. Participants who ran into...

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