Some 1,100 hungry La Jollans showed up to support the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla at its 50th annual pancake breakfast, Saturday morning, July 27, 2013 at the La Jolla Recreation Center. The club said early counts show the event raised about $1,000 more than last year’s breakfast. Each year the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla donates more than $175,000 through the La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation, the majority of which is given to organizations in La Jolla and San Diego with an emphasis on children.
La Jolla Sunrise Rotary recently donated $28,085 to the non-profit, Angel Faces. The funds were raised at “For the Sake of Angels,” a gala co-chaired by Barbara Gerber and Janice Sedloff. Since 2003, Angel Faces has been providing healing retreats and ongoing support for severely burned and disfigured adolescent girls.
La Jollans were among the estimated 400,000 people who participated in the 2013 annual San Diego LGBT pride events, including a sold-out gala Friday night, July 12 at the historic Burnham House near Balboa Park.
The San Diego Center for Children, the city’s oldest nonprofit organization serving youth, hosted its 126th Anniversary Dinner on June 20, 2013 at the US Grant Hotel. Guests helped raise $230,000 for the center, whose mission is to promote the well-being of children, youth, families and communities by providing an array of behavioral health, educational and social services.
Maya Lakshman, a 16-year-old La Jolla High senior, is spending her summer working with non-profit organizations to raise funds for a high school in a rural village in southern India. Lakshman also helped organize the “Passage to Bollywood” benefit set for July 19 in Balboa Park.
Until recently, Hannah Johnson was a very active 12 year old. She liked to skateboard, surf and run every day. When out riding, she always wore a helmet. But on May 3, while skateboarding with friends, she couldn’t find a helmet and decided to go without wearing one — just this once. That one time, she fell and cracked her skull from the base of her left ear to the top of her head.
Jul 12, 2013 | Posted in Life
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Rock legends REO Speedwagon performed at the fifth annual Promises2Kids gala on June 10, 2013 at the home of Joan Waitt in La Jolla. Proceeds from the event will be used to create a brighter future for foster children. The soiree featured a sit down dinner prepared by the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, cocktails, auctions and a private concert performance.
Over the course of its career, REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million records with 13 Top 40 hits in the 1980s, including “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.”
Those who wish to participate should meet at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library at the corner of Girard Avenue and Wall Street, around 9 a.m. July 20
Jul 10, 2013 | Posted in Life
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Marianna Allgauer, a longtime supporter of Guide Dogs of the Desert, recently gave $20,000 to the non-profit to sponsor two dogs in training to become service dogs for the blind and visually impaired.
The recent recession hit the Palm Springs-based facility hard, so Allgauer upped her ante and is hoping others will decide to make donations, too. “There isn’t anything I do that gives me more satisfaction than knowing I’m going to make a difference in someone else’s life,” she said.
The La Jolla YMCA announced it is the recipient of a planned gift of approximately $7.5 million from the Ruth and Tom Shepherd Trust.
Jun 1, 2013 | Posted in Philanthropy
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