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NEWS
July 9, 1992
The Women's Council of the Verdugo Hills Hospital and Foundation recently presented a check for $90,000 to Hospital Foundation Vice President S. Lee Ross. The money, raised during the past year, will be used by the hospital for expansion and for major equipment purchases.
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TRAVEL
January 10, 1988
Jerry Hulse's article, "Adventure Vacations" (Dec. 13), was well written, interesting and comprehensive. However, research expeditions, such as those sponsored by Foundation for Field Research, may also be considered adventure vacations. We explore areas never before visited by tourists and participants make a contribution to, and actually assist, with scientific research. For example, one of our ongoing expeditions takes participants to Sapo National Park, the first park ever established in Liberia, West Africa.
OPINION
April 14, 2006
Re "Public job, private salary," editorial, April 11 Regarding the California Endowment's ongoing efforts to support the turnaround of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, several points need to be made. For starters, any support from the foundation for Antionette Smith Epps' faculty position at UCLA can only be supported by the California Endowment if a written proposal is submitted that meets the charitable purpose for which the foundation was created: to improve healthcare and health for underserved communities.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1985
The Murdy Foundation has made a second $100,000 donation for the construction of the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The Orange County-based foundation made its previous $100,000 contribution in 1982. The foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. John Murdy Jr. It is administered by John Murdy III and Maxine Murdy Trotter. The Center is now under construction in South Coast Plaza Town Center. The 3,000-seat multipurpose theater is set to open next fall.
SPORTS
June 24, 1989
Janet Evans, a triple gold medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, will help launch the Amateur Athletic Foundation's Summer Swim '89 program at the Belvedere Community Park swimming pool Monday at 11 a.m.
OPINION
January 29, 2005
Re "Land-Use War, Malibu Style," Jan. 23: The rental of the Foundation for the Junior Blind campground to nonblind organizations is money-based. Jeremy Joe Kronsberg and his family have the right to their lifestyle, undisturbed by politically correct bureaucrats. The foundation can upgrade its existing facilities without disturbing people, steelhead trout, creeks or ancient oak trees. Susanna Hahn Malibu
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gloria Jean Gibbons, 72, who inspired her daughter Leeza to create a nonprofit organization that supports patients with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, died May 22 at the Lowman Home Nursing Center in White Rock, S.C., after a long battle with the degenerative disease. The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation was set up by the television personality in 2002, about three years after her mother's illness was diagnosed. The organization works to provide better care, education and support for those affected by the disease, which is marked by the deterioration of brain cells.
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