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Fostering Hope Golf Classic Raises $250,000 for Voices for Children's CASA Program

And more green raised on the greens: Farmers Insurance Open swings for the San Diego Fire Rescue and San Diego Police Foundations

At the Fostering Hope Golf Classic, Team Cooley comprised Hal and Debby Jacobs, Steven Strauss, and Jim Morris | Photo: Angie Ollman

Voices for Children held its 27th annual Fostering Hope Golf Classic at the Santaluz Club. The two-day event raised more than $250,000 in support of VFC’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, which ensures that foster children throughout San Diego County receive one-on-one advocacy. Guests enjoyed a cocktail party, live auction, and 18-hole tournament. The fundraising event was co-chaired by Dale Yahnke, Bill Sailer, and Rolf Benirschke. Dave Koravos, Ian Phillips, VFC Interim CEO David Bialis, and Thomas Monson won the first-place trophy at the golf tournament.


Farmers Insurance, the Century Club of San Diego, and local first responders attended a breakfast ceremony at Station 45 where the San Diego Fire Rescue and San Diego Police Foundations were each presented with a $25,000 check. The nonprofit organizations provide vital resources as well as safety and other programs to the community.

The $50,000 came from various fundraising programs at the Farmers Insurance Open, held at Torrey Pines Golf Course. For example, each time a professional golfer hit a birdie at the fourteenth hole, Farmers donated to the Foundations. Proceeds from ticket sales to the Farmers Cares Club, an on-site hospitality venue, also contributed to the funds.


Beneficiary Wanted

Wilshire Quinn Capital has just announced the Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship, a $10,000 award for one aspiring musician enrolled in a U.S. university or college. To apply, submit a short personal statement along with a recorded three-minute musical performance. The award is open to students of all musical genres, and funds will be applied to tuition. The scholarship committee will assess candidates based on talent, passion, work ethic, and financial hardship. Deadline: July 1, 2019.


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