Category archives for: Philanthropy

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.

Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s Bohemian Nights benefit to feature top musician

The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s gala committee is taking “a giant leap forward by extending much-needed fundraising efforts” to the Sam S. and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center through its next gala, Bohemian Nights, at the Grand Del Mar on Jan. 25, 2014.

Rancho Santa Fe resident shines light on taboo practice in documentary film ‘Children of the Omo’

Lale Labuko and John Rowe with an “Omo Child.” Courtesy photo

For their advocacy work, the pair received the Lowell Thomas Award from the Explorers Club at a dinner on Oct. 26 in Washington, D.C.

Rancho Santa Fe teen to hold benefit concert to raise money for adoptions

Laura-Valentine Lock / Courtesy photo

Laura-Valentine Lock was adopted as a baby from China. Now, the Rancho Santa Fe teen is helping other children find loving homes.

Rancho Santa Fe couple co-chairs of San Diego Symphony’s annual gala

Rancho Santa Fe residents and gala chairs Helene and George Gould. Courtesy photo

When music programs are cut in schools throughout San Diego, the San Diego Symphony provides access to music.

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