Name Dropping | Hospice of Santa Cruz County receives grant – Santa Cruz Sentinel

The Hospice of Santa Cruz County has received a $ 10,000 scholarship from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The Hospice of Santa Cruz County award was presented by Newman’s Own Foundation as part of its commitment to improving the lives of children with life-limiting diseases.

Funds will be used by the Santa Cruz District Hospice to support efforts to improve the quality of life for children in the community who have lost a loved one or have a life-limiting illness. Specifically, this grant will be used to fund the Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s Grief Assistance Program and to improve the Child Concurrent Care Program that provides care for medically vulnerable children and their families.

Since 2006, Newman’s Own Foundation has donated a total of $ 613,750 to the Hospice of Santa Cruz County in support of its community-funded programs.

Donation of boards

Second Harvest Food Bank for Santa Cruz County in Watsonville and Food Bank for Monterey County in Salinas each received $ 20,000 from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to support operations.

According to a statement from the foundation, the donations were a part of $ 1.5 million in grants to food banks that affect every district in California.

Solgan receives award

Bay Federal Credit Union’s Investment Services team announced that LPL Financial Advisor Sam Solgan has been appointed Chartered SRI Counselor. The name is the first major financial statement fully dedicated to sustainable investing.

This designation identifies Solgan as a financial professional who has the background, knowledge and situational awareness to help clients invest in sustainable, responsible and effective investments.

Solgan has been with the Bay Federal Credit Union’s securities services industry since 2013 and in the financial industry since 2009.

Roman wins an award

Christina Davis’ debut young adult fantasy novel Born at Dawn was selected as the BRAG Medallion Honoree in June 2021. Books that win a BRAG medallion can be recognized by the gold seal on the cover and are listed on the award website.

Christina Davis

BRAG Medals are awarded by indieBRAG, LLC who work to “discover talented self-published authors and help them give their work the attention and recognition it deserves”.

Davis, a native of Boulder Creek, lives in Monterey County and was a former Sentinel employee. She is a graduate of Cabrillo College, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University, and the Summer Publishing Institute of the School of Professional Studies at NYU.

Zhou is graduating

Weizhou Zhou of Boulder Creek earned a PhD in philosophy majoring in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Zhou was among nearly 2,000 students who received bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees during the initial exercises in May.

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