School is back in session and The Rotary Club of Poway has been busy delivering backpacks filled with supplies to area elementary school children in need. It has and continues to be an annual project for the Poway club and others in the area. Principal Andy Johnson commented when Jim-Tom Cavanaugh and I delivered to Valley Elementary that it’s surprising how many kids show up for the first day of class without basic necessities. On our list this year were Valley, Garden Road Elementary, Pomerado and the New Alternatives Foster Family Agency.
FIRE CHIEFS GALA AND GOLF FOR THE BURN INSTITUTE
Save the date! The second annual San Diego County Fire Chief’s Association Gala and Golf Classic, benefitting the Burn Institute, kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. with the gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine including reception, dinner, live auction and dancing. The gala will be followed two days later by a day of golf at Maderas Golf Club here in Poway, with shotgun start at noon and reception and awards after. All players will receive lunch, beverages, appetizers and a special gift.
The Burn Institute is a local non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial counties through fire and burn prevention education, burn-care research and treatment, and burn survivor support services. For tickets to the gala or Golf Classic, call the Burn Institute at (858) 541-2277 or visit www.burninstitute.org.
VENTURE PARTNERS AID NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
The group known as San Diego Social Venture Partners has launched a new program called Advance! San Diego. They are calling on all non-profit organizations in San Diego County to participate and receive coaching and ways to more effectively present their mission to potential funders and volunteers. Those non-profits accepted into the program will also have a chance to win $50,000 in cash and in-kind services. Then, on Nov. 13, 10 non-profits will get to present their cause to a panel of experts and an audience filled with potential investors, business leaders and media outlets.
You are encouraged to apply on line at www.sdsvp.org. The deadline is this Wednesday at 5 p.m., so hurry!