October 11, 2012

January 30, 2014

SD Foundation awards more than half a million to environmental nonprofits

The San Diego Foundation has approved a total of $650,888 in grants to 20 environmental nonprofit organizations in the San Diego region, according to a release.

The individual grants that encompass climate, land and water use, and clean environment initiatives, range in size from $9,600 to $45,000. A few of the grantees include Anza-Borrego Foundation, Groundwork San Diego ó Chollas Creek, Outdoor Outreach, The Escondido Creek Conservancy, The San Diego River Park Foundation and WalkSanDiego.

The grants will support projects such as: creation of access to parks for low-income children, cleanup and restoration of creeks and rivers that make their way toward area beaches, creation of community gardens, natural area conservation, development of school/community parks, trips to enjoy the outdoors for underserved youth, air pollutant data gathering, and development of street committees to advocate for walkability and bike paths throughout the region.

Golf classic to raise funds for McAlister Institute

A golf classic hosted by The McAlister Institute will help raise funds for the local nonprofit to continue to provide for the care and treatment of individuals and families suffering from addiction and homelessness.

The event will take place Tuesday at The Crosby Club in Rancho Santa Fe, according to a release. Check-in is at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start beginning at noon, followed by cocktails at 5 and dinner at 5:30.

Individual player cost is $250, and the price for the evening banquet alone is $50. Entrée fee includes golf event, tee prizes, gift bag, golf shirt, lunch and cocktail mixer.

All of Butterfly Ball's proceeds to benefit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego nonprofit that provides no-cost reconstructive procedures to children born with physical deformities, will be hosting its 2012 Butterfly Ball benefit on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Attendees can enjoy Neil Diamond cover band Super Diamond, live and silent auctions, and presentations by Fresh Start patients and staff, according to a release.

All of the Butterfly Ball's proceeds, which will help transform the lives of children both in the United States and internationally, will go directly to Fresh Startís medical programs. Individual tickets are $275 and can be bought at

Six to seven times per year, Fresh Start organizes a Surgery Weekend, in which 80-100 individuals provide reconstructive plastic surgery, reconstructive dental surgery, laser treatments and speech therapy to disadvantaged young people. Surgery Weekends are held at the Fresh Start Clinic at Rady Childrenís Hospital in San Diego.

Feeding America SD fundraiser to feature Larry King, Sheryl Crow

Feeding America San Diego will host community leaders, philanthropists and humanitarians at its inaugural fundraising gala on Saturday in La Jolla, along with Master of Ceremonies Larry King and a performance by nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow.

All of the funds raised by the “Sunset Soirée” will go directly to programs at Feeding America San Diego, according to a release. Through key partnerships with corporate partners, food donors, grocery stores and the national member network, Feeding America San Diego provides six meals for every dollar donated.

Contact Diane Woerner at 858-452-3663, ext.127, for tickets, tables and sponsorship information. Individual tickets cost $500.

Foundation raises $15,000 for Del Sur Elementary School

On Sept. 21, 103 golfers participated in the Del Sur Educational Foundationís third annual “Fore the Kids Golf Scramble,” raising $15,000 for Del Sur Elementary School, according to a release.

The event, which took place at Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa located in San Diego, generates additional funding for school science programs, such as the Engineering is Elementary program, as well as Impact Teachers, who improve the teacher-student ratio and provide students with a greater learning environment.

In order to contribute additional funding to key programs at Del Sur Elementary School, parents and community volunteers launched the Del Sur Educational Foundation in 2009. Later this year, the foundation will launch its “Make an Impact” campaign. For more information about the foundation and its upcoming events, visit


October 11, 2012

January 30, 2014

Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Superintendent/Field Supervisor Training

Fri, Jan 30
3:30pm 7:30pm
The course covers a general overview of the job, people and solving problems with them, safety management, quality control, documents and control of them, planning and manpower management. Who should attend: Every individual who wants to move beyond Foreman and become a superintendent.

Gunmetal Blues, the Musical

Fri, Jan 30
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Solana Beach
San Diego Premier! Music and lyrics by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler. Directed by Andrew Barnicle.

Murder For Two

Fri, Jan 30
The Old Globe Theater
San Diego
The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosian’s Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Great American novelist Arthur Whitney has been murdered at his own birthday party, and his killer could be any one of the guests. But this is no ordinary murder mystery. The entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective, the other plays all 10 suspects, and both play the piano! Murder for Two is an irrepressibly wacky tour-de-force musical that NewYork1 dubbed “a must-see 90-minute jolt of caffeinated creativity!”

C.S. Lewis On Stage

Fri, Jan 30
Lambs Players Theatre
Award-winning actor Tom Key in a fascinating look into the wit, wisdom and work of one of the 20th Century's most engaging thinkiners and hugely popular writers.

Artist in Residence, Julie Kreimer

Fri, Jan 30
Lux Art Institute
Landscapes and abstractions seamlessly relate in Julian Kreimer's oil paintings as he explores the terrain between the two. Lush color combinations applied in quick, fluid strokes are built into dense layers to create windows int Kreimer's envionments both recognizable and contemplative.

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