May 24, 2012
The third annual Casino Night hosted by San Diego Marriott Mission Valley will benefit Miracle Babies, a nonprofit organization that provides support and financial assistance to families with newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, according to a release.
On June 8 from 7 to 11 p.m., guests can enjoy a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament, black jack, craps and roulette while sampling gourmet food from San Diego’s finest restaurants. The event will also feature a live DJ, a silent auction and drawings.
Ticket prices are $100 for single admission, $150 for couple admission and $500 for a Poker Player Pass, which includes unlimited bar, a swag bag (valued at $300) and opportunities to win prizes.
For more information, visit miraclebabies.org.
HomeAid San Diego, an affiliate of HomeAid America Inc., has received a donation of $25,000 from Housing Opportunities Inc., a nonprofit organization that was formed by the San Diego Building Industry Association, according to a release.
HomeAid San Diego, founded in 2002, helps build transitional housing for the temporarily homeless through partnerships with the building industry, its trade partners and local nonprofit service providers in San Diego County.
The contribution represents Housing Opportunities Inc.'s endorsement of the important work being done by HomeAid San Diego, according to Borre Winckel, president and CEO of the Building Industry Association San Diego.
Senior Community Centers, South Bay Community Services and BIA Cares also received donations of $25,000.
Rosner Brown Touchstone & Keller, a business specializing in tax services, financial reporting, and business and financial consulting, held a golf tournament April 26 to help raise more than $12,000 to benefit Wounded Warriors and Bayside Community Center.
Sea 'N Air Golf Course in Coronado hosted 108 golfers who competed in a shotgun start tournament for prizes and awards, according to a release. The event, a chance to bring together friends and clients of Rosner Brown Touchstone & Keller and celebrate 30 years in business, also featured an awards ceremony hosted by former Charger Jim Allison, in which attendees participated in silent and live auctions.
Sundt Construction Inc.'s San Diego employees have selected 11 local nonprofit organizations to receive Sundt Foundation grants this quarter, according to a release.
The foundation gave a total of $14,000 in grants, with Home Start and Mama's Kitchen both receiving grants of $2,000. Home of Guiding Hands and Rolling Readers, USA Inc. received grants of $1,500 each, and seven organizations were awarded grants of $1,000, including American Red Cross, Central City Community Outreach, Gangs Be gone, Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, Mountain Health & Community Services Inc., Musicians for Education Inc. and Special Delivery San Diego.
Contributions from Sundt employees and company matching primarily fund the foundation. To date, the organization has awarded more than $5 million in donations to organizations throughout Arizona, California, Texas and beyond.
The 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, held its fifth annual Grant Awards Celebration, donating $20,000 to technology programs at five local organizations, according to a release.
The grants went to technology programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego ($7,500); Del Sur Elementary School ($1,000); Monterey Ridge Elementary ($2,450); Oak Valley Middle School ($3,000); and Stone Ranch Elementary School ($6,050), which had three programs that were awarded with grants.
“Our focus this year was on technology implementation, rather than just acquisition," said Herb Mutter, grants chair. "The grantee programs demonstrate how technology can be a great asset to education and learning when it is used creatively and effectively.”
May 24, 2012