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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.
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.
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
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.
March 15, 1987
So now we know what the San Diego Community College District Foundation does with its money. It paid state Sen. Wadie Deddeh $10,000 in honoraria last year. Perhaps that explains why district administrators "shopped" Deddeh around to the social science faculty as a potential guest speaker, hoping to justify the expense. Could there be a connection between these payments and Deddeh's endorsement of an incumbent in last fall's trustees election? No, that would be too obvious. And isn't the foundation prohibited from using funds to achieve political advantage?
December 8, 1994
Designer Karl Kani ("Clothes Make the Man," Dec. 4), has used his success to help us at the Foundation for the Junior Blind as a caring and credible mentor to sighted inner-city teens in our First Steps Youth Enrichment Program. The foundation created First Steps in 1992 as a commitment to Los Angeles, going beyond our work with the blind, visually impaired and multi-disabled blind population. Kani hosted our 1994 class in his offices and told them his story and observations firsthand, which expanded the teens' worlds and gave greater relevance to our ongoing First Steps program of providing jobs, teaching life skills and developing the self-esteem needed to define and pursue life goals.
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