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.”
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.
Acclaimed rocker Steven Tyler is set to perform at the Sept. 20 event.
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.
Founded in 1996, Juvenile Court Book Club offers literacy programs at San Diego’s youth detention facilities.
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.
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.
The Moyer Foundation provides comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction.
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.
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.