November 2, 1999
NEWPORT BEACH -- The Donald Bren Foundation on Monday awarded Caltech a $10-million grant to support the school's biological sciences department. "Caltech's focus on biological sciences will open a new area for its scholarly inquiry and research that promises endless possibilities to profoundly touch and improve our lives," said Bren, chairman of the Irvine Co. The grant, named the Bren Professors Endowment, will help establish professorships in biology and related disciplines.
January 5, 2000
A Laguna Niguel attorney was recently named to the Orange County Fair and Exposition Center board of directors by Gov. Gray Davis. Ruben Smith, 42, was appointed to the position last month and will replace Don Willet of Newport Beach, who served for eight years on the board. Smith is president-elect of the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of the Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund. He graduated from the University of Southern California and did postgraduate work at Yale University.
October 17, 2006
"Vision 2010 is about creating a university where students acquire the knowledge, character and training to change the world," said Vanguard University President Murray Dempster when he announced the launch of the university's historic capital and endowment campaign in the fall of 2000. "It is one of the most important initiatives in Vanguard's 86-year history; a major milestone as we journey toward our centennial celebration in 2020, when we hope to see our entire new campus master plan built out."
June 13, 2000
Newport Harbor High School teacher Susan Bond has been selected to attend one of 27 summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Bond, a Newport Beach resident, was chosen from among a national pool of applicants. The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that offers annual summer seminars and institutes at colleges and universities so teachers can study with experts in humanities fields. Bond will participate in a seminar titled "World Religions in America," a six-week program at Harvard University.
January 24, 2013
The operative word is ambitious. The result has been nothing less than extraordinary. Launched in the spring of 2010, Children's Hospital of Orange County created a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $125 million to fund the remodel and restoration of Orange County's premiere pediatric health facility. Last Saturday evening in Newport Beach, close to 500 guests converged upon the Island Hotel for the fifth annual CHOC Cherishes Children gala, raising some $900,000 toward the ultimate campaign goal.
February 8, 2000
The current budget for the library system is $4.3 million. This amount provides for the annual debt payment of $550,000, approximately $1 million for maintenance and operations, still more for salaries and finally approximately $550,000 for library materials. The purpose of the Library Foundation, its endowment fund and other support groups, is to supplement the library materials portion of the budget thereby enabling the Board of Trustees to maintain a first-class library system for our citizens.
October 20, 2000
S.J. Cahn BACK BAY -- The city's on-again, off-again, on-again need to beg for money to dredge the Back Bay could be coming to an end. The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that will give Newport Beach $21 million dollars over the next two decades to consistently remove sediment from the bay. "That's excellent," said water quality activist Jack Skinner. "We've been working hard for several years for an endowment on the dredging."
September 10, 2007
The Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach is $1.2 million closer to meeting the construction budget for its upcoming green learning center after receiving a grant from the California Cultural and Historic Endowment, the center announced Monday. The learning center is set to open in 2008 at the center’s present location, 1601 16th St. It is designed to increase visitors’ understanding of California’s natural history and resources, and will include hands-on displays featuring local Native American artifacts.
June 19, 2008
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian would like to take a more interdisciplinary approach in treating its cancer patients, and it hopes a $5 million grant announced Thursday will help do that. The interest from the endowment, provided by the George Hoag Family Foundation, will be used to pay a permanent, full-time salary for an executive, medical and scientific director of Hoag Cancer Center. Dr. Robert Dillman has started in this role, which makes him responsible for uniting all branches of cancer care.