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McKinney Advisory Group's mixer highlights four charities

San Diego based McKinney Advisory Group hosted a charity mixer for San Diego business leaders on Nov. 28 at the Grand Del Mar Resort. Four local charities were highlighted and each guest was presented with a $100 voucher as McKinney Advisory's contribution to their favorite featured charity.

Corporate philanthropy is now increasingly strategic, hands-on

Those who help San Diego businesses decide where to put their philanthropic efforts have seen a shift in recent years. Local companies aren’t just dispensing dollars based on who walks through the door seeking a donation; rather, company executives are compelled to find the biggest bang for their charitable bucks.

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

The Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point area of New York, home of James Brennan, CEO of Enlightened Hospitality Group, suffered massive damage from Hurricane Sandy. The storm carved out a path of disaster in Rockaway Beach, with fires and floods damaging homes and businesses in several sections. In Breezy Point alone, more than 111 homes were destroyed.

Feeding America San Diego finds creative ways for local businesses to give back

The large task of feeding San Diego’s hungry can’t necessarily be done one donated can of food at a time. Feeding America San Diego, which is San Diego’s largest distributor of food to those in need, has cultivated a range of programs, partnerships and events with local companies to meet the persistent demands of hunger in the region.

Tri-City Hospital Foundation

The mission of Tri-City Hospital Foundation is to inspire and nurture health and wellness in the community by promoting community and philanthropic support of Tri-City Medical Center.

Scavenger hunt aims to boost kettle donations

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — You know the trick, and so does Jonathan Kitchens.

Echo Pacific Construction Inc.: Doing what we do best allows us to do what matters most

Around a decade ago Echo Pacific Construction Inc. ( took itself through a significant corporate shift. The first part was to completely redirect the business focus from dollars earned to clients satisfied. The idea was in fact to not just satisfy our clients, but to leave them with the sense that the value they received in the process of capital improvements could only have been achieved with Echo Pacific at their side.

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San Diego nonprofits step it up a notch

Despite a down economy, San Diego nonprofits are getting a steady stream of dollars and support -- they are just working more than ever to get it.


Prebys builds business, philanthropy legacy from the ground up

When Conrad Prebys came to San Diego in 1965 he had $500 to his name. Today, he owns 7,000 apartments in San Diego and has become one of the most generous philanthropists the region has known.

Philanthropy videos

Ronald McDonald House Charities' Charles Day on philanthropy

Nov. 14, 2012 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Charles Day, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities, about the growth of the organization, fundraising and philanthropy.

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