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6th Annual Casino Night! Fundraiser for Junior Achievement

Come to Casino Night!

Friday, Jan. 23rd
5:30-9:30PM
McGrath Family JA BizTown
4756 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120

Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties (JA) will be hosting their 6th Annual Casino Night on January 23, 2015. Come have a night out with your friends while supporting JA programs!

JA believes every child deserves an education in economics and finances in order to inspire and prepare them for success in a global economy. They work toward this goal by educating children K-12 in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Casino Night tickets cost $50 each and will get you:
• Dinner & drinks.
• A chance to win great prizes.
• $100 in play money (more available for purchase).
• A fun night out!

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Be sure to register all guests online so that your name(s) will be on the check-in list.

Philanthro San Diego is one of the sponsors of the event, so please be sure to note that when purchasing your tickets!

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7 January 2015

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Happy Hour & Food Drive

Get a free drink when you donate to the San Diego Food Bank

Join us for a happy hour at the Local in Pacific Beach and contribute to the San Diego Food Bank. When you donate $5 or 5 non-perishable food items, you can get a free drink, courtesy of the Local!

The San Diego Food Bank provides food to 320,000 people every month in San Diego County.
The Food Bank works to acquire, store, organize, and distribute food through a network of 350 nonprofit partner organizations that include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and low-income daycare centers in communities throughout San Diego County. The Food Bank also distributes food directly to those in need at 183 distribution sites throughout the county.

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20 September 2014

posted by: Richmond Pagaduan

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Philanthro Happy Hour at Vin de Syrah!

Join Philanthro – San Diego and other philanthropic young professionals Tuesday June 3rd for happy hour at Vin de Syrah from 6:30pm – 8:30pm!

Enjoy extended happy hour prices and meet other young professionals interested in volunteering and giving back to the community. Learn more about Philanthro from our very own members and how you can get involved with us and how we can help get you connect with other volunteering opportunities in San Diego.

Draft & bottled beers, house red & white wines, red & white sangrias, and well cocktails are all $5!

Attendance is completely free and open to everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

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19 May 2014

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Puppy Love with Furry Foster

Update: Puppy Love was a success, bringing a number of people to Bar West in Pacific Beach. This was the first time Philanthro San Diego has gotten involved with a partnership with Uber through one of our partner beneficiaries.

Uber is a service that allows you to request and pay for rides through a smartphone app, with levels of service ranging from uberX (regular cars, cheaper than a taxi), all the way up to LUX personal luxury towncars. They even have SUV for seating up to 6 passengers in style!

Sign up with the promo code PUPPYLOVE and get up to $20 in credit on your first ride AND, Uber will donate $5 to Furry Foster! WIN-WIN!

Come party with Philanthro and Furry Foster at Bar West for our PUPPY LOVE, Valentine’s Party benefiting Homeless Pets! $10 ticket gets you – All-night admission, 1 FREE well drink, 1 raffle entry and a glow stick! Best of all, proceeds will help save the lives of adoptable pets! So spread the love and invite your friends!

You must buy your ticket by Thursday 2/6/2014. No day of tickets are available. Tickets are $10 – you must purchase them pre-sale at furryfosterlove.eventbrite.com

100% of proceeds benefit Furry Foster & Philanthro Productions

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26 January 2014

posted by: Richmond Pagaduan

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Engage 2013

The holiday season is not merely about gifts, it’s also about giving back. To support your community, Philanthro has partnered with local organizations to host volunteer service events throughout the month of November! Join us in donating time and holiday cheer!

The San Diego chapter has partnered with the San Diego Food Bank which provides much needed food assistance to over 320,000 people throughout the county each month. That summed up to nearly 20 million pounds of food last year distributed to people in need!

Register to Volunteer with Philanthro San Diego

Volunteer projects include:
• Cleaning & packaging fresh produce for immediate distribution
• Inspecting, sorting, boxing, and labeling food donations
• Assembling food packages for our Senior Food Program, Moms & Children Food Program, Food Assistance Program, and our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

Volunteers MUST read the Policies and Procedures Document and print and sign the Volunteer Waiver Form before their volunteer shift. Completed forms must be brought on the volunteer date.

You can learn more about Engage2013 and the other Philanthro volunteer events happening across the country through the month of November at www.engage.philanthroproductions.org

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17 October 2013

posted by: Richmond Pagaduan

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All For One Fundraiser for Freedom Dogs

Join us on Saturday July 27th as we honor the brave men and women who serve our country. This event will benefit Freedom Dogs, a 100% volunteer run non-profit dedicated to supporting service members suffering from PTSD.

Freedom Dogs is speeding recovery and enhancing the lives of wounded military heroes through the use of specialty-trained service dogs. Your contribution will help support the training and care of these highly-trained service dogs and programs to aid veterans afflicted by PTSD.

15% of all bar sales will benefit Freedom Dogs

Purchase and present optional event tickets to receive 10% off final food and and drink bill.

Tickets not required for event entry.

All net proceeds from ticket sales go directly to Freedom Dogs

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17 July 2013

posted by: Richmond Pagaduan

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Give Up to Give Back

Give Up to Give Back

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Do you have a bad habit you’re aware of, yet continue to do? For instance, are you drinking too much coffee? Playing too many video games?

Imagine if you could get rid of that habit AND at the same time help your community. Yes, you can!

We are asking you and your peers to Give Up a bad habit in your life and instead donate your time and/or money saved to Give Back to a cause of your choice. Make a pledge for philanthropy.

Write off coffee for a month and donate the money you save to Camp Kesem! Stop playing video games and use the time you save to volunteer at the Pencils of Promise!

Share your story by telling us what you’re giving up, who you’re giving back to, and why!

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23 June 2013

posted by: Richmond Pagaduan

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Cheers for Charity

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Please join us and members from the board for a fundraiser benefiting the Copley-Price Family YMCA! The event will be held at Soda and Swine, in conjunction with Polite Provisions, located in Normal Heights where our guests can enjoy gourmet bites and cocktails.

Soda and Swine is generously donating 50% of proceeds from this event to benefit the Copley-Price Family YMCA located in City Heights. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go to benefit the Annual Support Campaign which allows for the wonderful programs to thrive in City Heights. You can contribute just by visiting for lunch (between 11:30am and 4:00pm) Monday through Friday, the week of July 1st!

The Copley-Price Family YMCA offers:
• before and after school programs
• day camps
• free literacy tutoring
• youth sports
• teen programming
• aquatics and fitness classes
• senior activities
• anti-gang and a variety of other programs to over 8,000 community members annually

The Copley-Price Family YMCA plans to have an even greater impact by moving to a newly expanded and renovated facility that is capable of better serving the needs of the under served City Heights area.

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1 May 2013

posted by: Richmond Pagaduan

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Reinventing Philanthro 2013

The 4th annual Philanthro retreat was held last month in Las Vegas. Each year, at this retreat, Philanthro members and volunteers from across the nation gather to share new ideas, goals, and lessons learned. As an organization, Philanthro strives to continually improve and find new ways to engage young professionals in philanthropic involvement. This year, the San Diego chapter brought new ideas that definitely embody Philanthro’s theme for 2013: reinvent. We are excited and anxious to implement and share our new ideas with you as 2013 rolls along, but essentially we’re aiming to make giving back even easier by giving you the tools to get more directly involved with fundraising for your favorite causes.

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For the past few years, Zappos has been involved with our annual retreats as a leading force in the betterment of their own downtown Las Vegas community. 2013 was no exception as we were given a short inside look into their headquarters and plans for their Downtown Project. A key takeaway idea was the concept of making decisions based on the potential ROC (return on culture), not ROI. Simplified, their approach to deciding what proposals to fund are based on how they can benefit the community rather than how much profit they can make. Businesses and services are chosen to fill a niche in the thriving cultural ecosystem Zappos envisions for the lackluster neighborhood away from the bright lights of the Strip people typically associate with Las Vegas.

However, to date, all we had to see were designer renderings and a wall adorned with post-its, serving as their living drawing board, housing the best ideas that have made the cut. Our tour ended at one of their first realized ideas – above an unassuming coffeshop just blocks away from the Fremont Street Experience, is a private library with programming books and meeting spaces that has become the hub of Las Vegas’ emerging start-up network.

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Needless to say, we left feeling inspired. Unfortunately, we dont have the financial resources that a huge company like Zappos does, so undoubtedly, the financial realities of any project play a huge part in the decision making process, in Philanthro’s operations and in life, in general. But if anything can be immediately and universally adapted is the exercise of, once in a while, stepping back and looking at decisions from the return-on-culture perspective. The challenge then, is to forget about monetary limitations and to figure out creative ways to bring those culturally rich ideas to life.

If money was no object, what culturally beneficial ideas would you like to see happen in San Diego?

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18 February 2013

posted by: Richmond Pagaduan

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Re:Union for JDRF

Last year, PHILANTHRO threw an all-city event to raise money for DonorsChoose.org, and this year, we’re raising funds and awareness across the nation for JDRF, the the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

This year’s event will take place at the Ivy Nightclub at Andaz, on Saturday, December 1st.

Tickets are now available on our Eventbrite page! Check it out for more information and to purchase tickets and get on the guest list. Discount tickets starting at $15 ($5 off cover) are still available for a short time!

Subscribe to our email list, follow us on twitter, or Like our facebook page to get the latest updates on this and other PHILANTHRO events.

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13 October 2012

posted by: Richmond Pagaduan

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