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Philanthropists Donate $100,000 to Help First-Generation Students Pursue Their College Dreams

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Philanthropists Donate $100,000 to Help First-Generation Students Pursue Their College Dreams

The San Diego Foundation today received a $100,000 contribution to the Community Scholars Initiative from the David Malcolm Family Trust. The donation will help 38 first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students with college scholarships and critical wraparound services that bolster academic achievement. The gift is made possible by San Diego philanthropists David and Annie Malcolm. David, […]

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Just in Time for Foster Youth to Host Series of EMpower Parties

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Just in Time for Foster Youth to Host Series of EMpower Parties

Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being, will be hosting a series of EMpower parties through the end of May for its dedicated community of supporters. In order to meet County regulations while also meeting the […]

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Oh, How I Love April!

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
Oh, How I Love April!

by Dixie Hall, Mission Hills BID president and DixiePops owner Nothing says springtime in Mission Hills more than a walk in the neighborhood. The flowers are in bloom, fragrant and filled with color.  The foliage is at its peak.  With the arrival of spring we are filled with hope and optimism.  Over the last couple […]

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As Small Business Optimism Is at Its Lowest Level, Local Government Isn’t Helping or Responding

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sadly, many small and independent business owners are beginning to wonder if there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Those hoping for an upturn in the economy aren’t confident that the business climate will get any better within the next six months. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Optimism […]

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Investing is Not A Game

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard something about the rise (and most likely by the time you read this, fall) of the stock in the company GameStop. GameStop is a “brick and mortar” retailer that sells video games, both for console systems like Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony PlayStation, as well as board games, puzzles, etc. […]

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Safely Give Your Time and Money to Charities This New Year

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Safely Give Your Time and Money to Charities This New Year

By Brent Wakefield, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels San Diego County This new year, charitable giving and volunteering will look a lot different, thanks to COVID-19. The need for volunteers and donations is greater than ever as millions more people than usual struggle amid the pandemic’s economic disruption. Unfortunately, many who usually volunteer may […]

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Hedging Your Investment Bets

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Wall Street consensus is that 2021 should be a pretty good year. With the vaccine rollout under way, the expectation is that consumers will begin to feel more comfortable doing things they’ve put off over the past few months. Travel, entertainment, dining out and other activities should see a boom as consumers return. When […]

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The San Diego Foundation Hires a New Chief Innovation Officer

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
The San Diego Foundation Hires a New Chief Innovation Officer

The San Diego Foundation announced that Susan Guinn has been hired as chief innovation officer. With a passion for and a deep understanding of cross-sector partnerships and San Diego’s nonprofit sector, Guinn will seek new funding opportunities and cross-sector initiatives that will allow The San Diego Foundation and its partners to better address community needs […]

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City Council Unanimously Approves New City Auditor

| November 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
City Council Unanimously Approves New City Auditor

In a historic vote, The San Diego City Council unanimously approved Interim Assistant City Auditor Andy Hanau to become San Diego’s second ever City Auditor and the first City Auditor to take office since Measure D was overwhelmingly implemented by voters in March.  The appointment of Hanau marks the end of a years-long endeavor by Audit Committee Chairman Scott Sherman to reform the process of how the City Auditor […]

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Ingenious and Resilient and Reopening

| September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
Ingenious and Resilient and Reopening

By Daniel Geddis, President Mission Hills BID and partner Team D&B at One Mission Realty Baseball season is in full swing and at The Regal Beagle a loyal following knows the drill for tailgating in the India and Chalmers Streets parking lot: “Bring your own chair or tailgate, respect social distancing, and never apologize for […]

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