Philanthropy

  • Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist receives award from United States Marine Corps

    Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist receives award from United States Marine Corps

    Ursula Kuster, local skin care manufacturer, philanthropist and founder of Freedom Frontline, a 501-c4 Educational Organization, recently received an award from the United States Marine Corps. The Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service rendered to the 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion...

  • Rady benefactors gather ‘For the Love of a Child’

    Rady benefactors gather ‘For the Love of a Child’

    The 108th annual San Diego Charity Ball, “For the Love of a Child,” was held Feb. 11 at the Hotel Del Coronado to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. Phyllis Parrish chaired the gala this year and a shout-out went to Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, president/CEO...

  • Students interview Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Chavez

    Students interview Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Chavez

    Students from Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, who are participating in the 10th Grade Living History Project, visited the local home of Richard Rovsek, founder of the Spirit of Liberty Foundation, Feb. 11. At Rovsek’s home, the students had the opportunity to interview Ray Chavez,...

  • Del Mar Hills Date & Daughter Dance

    Del Mar Hills Date & Daughter Dance

    A great time was had by all at the 9th Annual Del Mar Hills Academy Date & Daughter Dance held in the Performing Arts Center on campus Feb. 12.

  • Operation Game On’s 15-Inch Cup Challenge

    Operation Game On’s 15-Inch Cup Challenge

    Operation Game On’s 3rd annual 15-Inch Cup Challenge was held Feb. 6 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The 15-Inch Cup Challenge took place on the driving range, with four distances, ranging from 50-yards to 125-yards. Every hole-in-one won cash. The event also included a silent auction, corporate...

  • Village Viewpoints event features conservation biologist Bill Toone

    Village Viewpoints event features conservation biologist Bill Toone

    Conservation biologist Bill Toone was the guest speaker at the Village Viewpoints event Oct. 30 at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Toone took event attendees on a world-wide journey of the people and environments in which he has worked. Visit www.villageviewpoints.com.

  • Malin Burnham ‘Makes Waves’ at National Charity League San Diego Del Norte Chapter meeting

    Malin Burnham ‘Makes Waves’ at National Charity League San Diego Del Norte Chapter meeting

    Malin Burnham, author of the newly released book “Community Before Self, Seventy Years of Making Waves,” addressed over 200 members of the San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) at their Chapter meeting on Oct.9 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Burnham encouraged...

  • “Once Upon a Time’ gala benefits Miracle Babies

    “Once Upon a Time’ gala benefits Miracle Babies

    The seventh annual Miracle Babies gala, this year themed “Once Upon a Time,” took place Oct. 22 at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The gala, chaired this year by Tamara Lafarga Joseph, featured a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment with professional dancers....

  • ‘Celebration of Second Chances’

    ‘Celebration of Second Chances’

    The Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s “Celebration of Second Chances” was held Oct. 22 at the Del Mar Country Club. The Celebration of Second Chances included a buffet dinner, music, entertainment, and raffle and auction items. Jeff Zevely, host of the “Zevely Zone” on CBS News 8, returned as co-host...

  • ‘Raven’s Challenge Soiree’

    ‘Raven’s Challenge Soiree’

    The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation held a “Ravens Challenge Soiree” Oct. 20 at the Fairbanks Ranch home of Mike and Melia Fuller. The event is one of a series of VIP events for major donors to meet CCA’s new principal Brett Killeen. Visit www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.

  • DreamKeepers Membership Appreciation Event

    DreamKeepers Membership Appreciation Event

    DreamKeepers Project Inc held its 12th annual Membership Appreciation Event “Fall Flavors and Friends! A Morning of Coffee, Sweets and Good Friends” Oct. 17 at the RSF home of Kali Kim. The event featured an exclusive cooking demonstration by Chef Rosa Geremia, executive sous chef at Cucina Enoteca...

  • Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe hosts George Bugatti

    Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe hosts George Bugatti

    Community Concerts of RSF present the opening concert of its 17th season on Oct. 21 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall with George Bugatti and “Portraits of America.” Bugatti is a great crooner and a favorite of Tony Bennett. He has been described as a little bit of Sinatra, mixed with a bit...

  • Laughing Pony Rescue Carnival and Oktoberfest

    Laughing Pony Rescue Carnival and Oktoberfest

    Laughing Pony Rescue Inc., opened its rescue ranch to the community with its first-ever Carnival and Oktoberfest Oct. 15. Usually closed to the public, Laughing Pony Rescue is dedicated to rescuing abused, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses. Laughing Pony Rescue celebrated October with great...

  • Junior Achievement hosts 28th Business Hall of Fame event

    Junior Achievement hosts 28th Business Hall of Fame event

    Junior Achievement of San Diego County hosted the 28th Business Hall of Fame event Sept. 27 at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Sponsored by Jack in the Box Foundation, the event recognizes outstanding business and philantrophic leadership over a career span of service in the San Diego community. Highlights...

  • Solana Santa Fe PTO Cocktails with Class

    Solana Santa Fe PTO Cocktails with Class

    The Solana Santa Fe Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently held several “Cocktails with Class” events for parents who have children in the same grades to “mix and mingle” at potluck parties held at private homes. The photos on this page were taken Oct. 15 at the Grades 4-6 event held at the...

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