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Coldwell Banker Offices Give Food, Money to Area Charities

This regular feature focuses on philanthropic activities by Valley-area companies and businesspeople. The San Fernando Valley offices of Coldwell Banker took part in its recent “Day of Giving: From Our Hearts to Their Homes” food drive, donating 1,313 pounds of food to Valley area charities. The total amount collected and contributed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Southern California was an estimated 15,000 pounds of food and over $6,000 to assist families in need during the holiday season. “I applaud the generosity and efforts of the Coldwell Banker agents, managers, staff and local contributors who worked so hard,” said Betty Graham, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Greater Los Angeles and Orange County. “Without their help, this drive would not have been the overwhelming success it was.” Nursing Donation Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center and the Tenet Healthcare Foundation continued its support of the Pierce College’s Nursing Program by recently donating $50,000. The presentation of the contribution took place in Swisher Park on the Pierce College campus. In attendance representing Pierce College were Tom Oliver, vice president of administrative services; Mark Pracher, grant writer; Robert Garber, president; Christi Hamilton, nursing chair; Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, vice president of academic affairs; and Dennis Washburn, executive director, foundation for Pierce College. Presenters from Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center included Dale Surowitz, CEO and Jody Junor, director of staff development. Community Support Employers Direct Insurance Company in Agoura Hills made philanthropy part of its year-long policy by making financial and volunteer contributions to various charities. Its 2006 donations included $10,000 to the Southwest Los Angeles Rotary Club to help inner city high school students; $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes as part of a program to build six clubs for children from Calabasas to Newbury Park; $25,000 to Casa de Amma, an apartment community which assists adults with learning challenges by providing vocational, residential and educational opportunities. Employers Direct employees also chose to forego their company picnic to participate in the Relay for Life of Conejo Valley, raising $30,000 for the American Cancer Society. Barbara Sheppard Research Fundraiser The Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel in Westlake Village hosted the Conejo Valley Chapter of Phi Alpha Kappa’s first holiday boutique. The proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of the Conejo Valley. The event is just one of many fundraisers held throughout the year by the group including wine tours and cooking demonstrations which benefit these two charities. The 2006 total donations are estimated to be over $3,500 with the money being presented at a future convention. Barbara Sheppard

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