Category archives for: Philanthropy

Fundraiser to boost Rancho Santa Fe teen’s literacy efforts

Sarah Lackey and her Books for Friends nonprofit delivered 3,218 books to the Monarch School library in August.

A Rancho Santa Fe teenager put her love for books and passion for giving back into starting her own non-profit Books for Friends, which seeks to get more literature into the hands of kids who need it most.

Rancho Santa Fe resident behind fundraiser benefiting pair of military charities

Michelle Pius

One of the fall’s largest fundraisers was put together by one Rancho Santa Fe resident in less than three months.

Michelle Pius, chairwoman of the fundraiser “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Laughter,” was approached back in August about coming on board to chair the benefit in late October.

“We just talked about it, and I just thought it was really interesting and important that we support the military,” Pius said. “Especially veterans of PTSD. So I just thought it was an important cause.”

Top Paralympic skier to speak at Dia Del Sol fashion show benefit

Katrina Schaber at the World Cup 2014. Photo by Richard Shanks.

Beach and Country Guild’s 45th annual Dia Del Sol will be held Oct. 14 in support of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County.

Rancho Santa Fe resident to serve as chair of Ronald McDonald House gala

Acclaimed rocker Steven Tyler is set to perform at the Sept. 20 event.

Rancho Santa Fe philanthropists visit Rwanda

Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz with some of the children they met in Rwanda. Courtesy photos

Rancho Santa Fe philanthropists Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz have just returned from Rwanda where they joined international dignitaries – including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and Rwandan President Paul Kagame – at the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide.

Juvenile Court Book Club honors longtime Rancho Santa Fe volunteer

Captain Gisele Bonitz, honoree Christina Fink and Susan Leonard, supporter. Courtesy photo

Founded in 1996, Juvenile Court Book Club offers literacy programs at San Diego’s youth detention facilities.

Rancho Santa Fe women co-chair fundraising gala for 50th anniversary of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Scripps Encinitas Gala Co-Chairs (L-R) Catherine Nicholas, Joanne Marks, Franci Free and Mary Miller. Photoc ourtesy of Scripps Health.

Scripps Encinitas recently marked its 50th anniversary, having grown from a small convalescent center to a full-service hospital that cares for more than 80,000 patients a year.

Rancho Santa Fe resident Jeff Silberman to be honored for philanthropic work

Jeff Silberman / Courtesy photo

In recognition of his service in the community, Rancho Santa Fe resident Jeffrey Silberman will be presented with the Carl M. Esenoff Memorial Award by Congregation Beth Israel May 17 at the San Diego synagogue.

Rancho Santa Fe couple’s Moyer Foundation camps help children impacted by loss of a loved one and family addiction

Jamie and Karen Moyer with campers.  Courtesy photos

The Moyer Foundation provides comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction.

The Patriots Initiative in Rancho Santa Fe grants $100,000 to San Diego military nonprofit organizations

The Patriots Initiative, the new military outreach program of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, has announced grants totaling $100,000 to various organizations across San Diego County.


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