During Hanukkah, as many children are excited to receive presents, students at San Diego Jewish Academy are focusing on giving back to their community and beyond through a charitable project that reflects the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam – “Repairing the World.”
Scientist.com, the world’s leading marketplace for outsourced scientific research, recently announced that it has donated $5,000 to the Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF). The SBSF used the funds to support Skyline Elementary School’s newly-constructed STREAM, Technology and Art Discovery Labs....
Each year the Miracle League of San Diego honors high school seniors who have volunteered their time for at least three years.
The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) hosted its 7th annual Invitational Golf Tournament Nov. 12, raising over $163,500 to benefit San Diego pets in need of life-saving veterinary care.
Endorsed and funded by the Torrey Pines High School Foundation, AVID is a district-supported program that greatly enhances quality of learning for those who need it.
Gabriel Benitez, 12, a 7th grader at Notre Dame Academy, was inspired by his older sister, 14-year-old Cathedral Catholic High School freshman Daniella Benitez, to raise the money to build a home for a family living in poverty.
Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation’s donation of nine Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) will protect over 15,000 adults, children, and teens while raising awareness of sudden cardiac arrest.
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito received a $10,000 grant from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in support of the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle program.
For the past year, Reese Ger-Herscott, 16, has volunteered to go to El Fuerte, Mexico to help her grandfather, an orthopedic surgeon, with life-changing medical procedures.
On a recent Friday, a small group of senior citizens gathered in a Carmel Valley church to reminisce about the types of clothing they wore as children. Some remembered a time when it was less expensive to sew garments than buy them, while others recalled girls only being allowed to wear dresses...
On Oct. 13, Mike Zill participated for a fifth consecutive year in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” a fundraiser benefiting Becky’s House.
The National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) Seaside Chapter held its 4th Annual Mother Daughter Tea – Blossoms in Bloom - on Oct. 14 at the La Jolla Woman’s Club
The Hugh Thompson Memorial Chapter 91 is among 125 Veterans for Peace groups nationwide and six in other countries.
Michelle Mirandon’s experiences inspired her to give back to the community.
The literacy-focused nonprofit raised over $200,000 during the event.
Participating in the ninth annual “Challenge Day,” Torrey Pines High School students were tasked to connect with classmates and overcome differences last week.
Daniella Benitez, 14, a freshman at Cathedral Catholic High School, has spearheaded another building of a home for a family in need in Tijuana, Mexico, with the nonprofit organization Build a Miracle.
Zephyr also made an ongoing commitment of $40,000 over the next four years to support STREAM.
Del Mar Highlands Town Center donated $25,000 to establish a new Teen Center at the Polster Clubhouse in Carmel Valley.
In this position, her goals are to increase the visibility of JNF in the community as well as expand the “Plant Your Way to Israel” program (which encourages anyone under 30 to save for a trip to Israel) and to develop the “JNFuture” program for young San Diego professionals.
The Spooktacular Halloween Dressage Show returns to the Del Mar Horsepark on Oct. 27-28.
Jodi Kennedy coordinates fundraising runs for the San Diego-based organization Life Perspectives.
Spend the day shopping at Flower Hill Promenade from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 — 10 percent of proceeds at participating merchants will benefit the Sam and Rose Stein Emergency Center at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.
Carmel Valley Girl Scout Troop 1735 members recently completed their Cadette Silver Award project by creating an ocean-themed mosaic art piece on a 100-foot-long amphitheater wall at the Ronald McDonald House at Rady Children’s Hospital. The Girl Scouts worked for over six weeks hand-laying their...
Kubica will discuss her life, writing and forthcoming novel, “When the Lights Go Out,” in conversation with Seth Lerer, distinguished professor of literature at UC San Diego.
Carmel Valley residents Julie Union, Patel Rosen, Karen Schaffer, and Nandita Khanna were among award recipients in the spotlight during Girl Scouts San Diego’s recent Volunteer Conference and Celebration at the San Diego Convention Center.
Locally-based philanthropic powerhouse spotlights 32 sophomores
Indie rock band The Elements will perform Sunday, Oct.14, at the inaugural SHRED IBD, a surf competition hosted by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America in conjunction with the Swami’s Surf Association.
Members of the Solana Beach Fund’s grant committee, Julie Wright and Nancy Giberson, presented Casa de Amistad Executive Director Nicole Mione-Green with a grant for $5,000 Sept. 24 at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church.
The AAUW event is Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to noon at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas.
One place where he and his wife did seek help during their cancer battle was a nonprofit group called the Clearity Foundation, which is based in San Diego and offers a number of free services for women with ovarian cancer.
The event, which coincided with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, hosted more than 375 guests and raised $340,000 for The Clearity Foundation’s programs and services benefiting the ovarian cancer community.
Over 150 students signed up for The Build a Miracle Club, which will be meeting monthly to discuss ways to further the Build a Miracle mission.
Del Mar and Solana Beach have endorsed Rotary’s upcoming Bocce Festival and encouraged the community to attend and support this day of bocce, friends, and beer on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Community Resource Center recently announced that John Van Cleef is the organization’s new executive director. Van Cleef will lead Community Resource Center’s efforts to fight hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in North County San Diego. Van Cleef began his position at CRC on Sept. 17.
This year’s event will be held Dec. 14-16. Registration to receive Holiday Baskets is now open: Individuals and families in need are encouraged to register now through Oct. 31.
For the first time ever, the fundraising event is donating all proceeds to Encinitas-based charity, Shades of Pink Foundation California, and adding a 20-mile road ride.
The Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club Foundation recently announced the election of a new board of directors and officers. The board of directors establishes policy for the Foundation and provides guidance to the Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club in the selection of charitable organizations receiving grants...
Troop 782 Solana Beach Boy Scout Simeon Dong recently completed his Eagle Service Project at Seascape Sur beach access. The project entailed designing and building a Surfboard Towel rack installed by the showers.
Mission: Wildlife takes place Saturday, Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the picturesque Casa de Glory.
Scientist, developer unite for a cure
The Clearity Foundation will hold its 10th anniversary celebration themed “Teal Woman: Celebrating Life. Honoring Courage. Recognizing Progress. Changing the Story for Ovarian Cancer,” on Sunday, Sept. 16 (www.tealwoman2018.com).
Carmel Valley students of the Alliance of Youth Leaders in the United States (AYLUS) collected 4,019 books between May 1, 2018 and June 18, 2018 from local schools across San Diego.
Torrey Pines High School Foundation recently announced that Zephyr Fletcher, great granddaughter of Col. Ed Fletcher, a prominent real estate and land developer of many areas in San Diego, most especially in Del Mar and Solana Beach, assumed the position of executive director July 16.
The gift will fund six new endowed chairs in the school’s Department of Ophthalmology, which will be renamed the Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology.
This year’s event aimed at helping young scientists explore innovative ideas
The San Diego Chapter of the American Harp Society and hosts Steve and Terri Dickson will be presenting international harpist Sasha Boldachev in an exclusive solo concert as part of an elegant fundraising afternoon of music on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. in Rancho Santa Fe.
The funds will be used to advance the Salk Cancer Center’s highest research priorities, including new investigations into five of the deadliest cancers: lung, pancreatic, brain (glioblastoma), ovarian and triple-negative breast.
Following an extensive search, Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center recently announced it has appointed Patricio “Patrick” A. Frias, M.D. to be its new president and chief executive officer.
On Friday, Aug. 10, Voit Real Estate Services provided over 50 backpacks and supplies for kindergarten to high school-aged youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s La Colonia Clubhouse in Solana Beach.