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The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Receives $750,000 Grant

Plus more good news about students competing to fundraise for leukemia and lymphoma patients and an award that honors wives of active duty military members

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) has received a grant of $750,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH announced $30.9 million in grants to support 188 humanities projects across the United States. Since 1994, the MCASD has received five grants from the NEH, and this year, the MCASD is the only grantee in San Diego and has received the largest grant dollar award in all of California. These funds will support construction expenses for the museum’s expansion of the La Jolla campus, creating more space for the permanent collection alongside temporary exhibitions. The project will quadruple interior galleries while also creating beautiful outdoor gathering areas, including seaside terraces and an art park.

“This is a message to the country that San Diego is home to an important cultural site in MCASD,” said Kathryn Kanjo, David C. Copley Director and CEO says.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) San Diego/Hawaii Chapter has announced the 16 teams who have signed up for the Students of the Year seven-week fundraising competition. The funds will go toward the work LLS is doing to advance breakthrough treatments and to support blood cancer patients in the U.S. The candidates and/or teams who raise the most money at the end of the competition will earn the title Student(s) of the Year.

“It’s amazing to watch these young men and women work so hard to fundraise and help us cure cancer,” said Kathlene Seymour, LLS’s San Diego/Hawaii Chapter Executive Director. “Students of the Year resonates with Generation Z, who want to leave their mark in the world … The one-of-a-kind program brings together students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are compassionate and driven to reach their own personal fundraising best.”

The Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award honors and highlights the resilience, strength, and dedication of the wives of active duty military members. This award was created by The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation. The Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the award through April 24, 2020. The criteria for this award include: The woman must be a USMC wife who supports our military and communities and the wife’s husband must be a USMC active duty member who serves in a unit having a home base located in the USMC Southwest Region.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of San Diego-Hawaii has announced its Student of the Year candidates

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