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Trio receive grants from city employee fund

September 11, 2012|By Joyce Rudolph
  • Celebrating the Glendale City Employees Endowment Fund grant distribution are, from left, city employees Matt Doyle and?Alex Souto;?City Council member?Laura Friedman;?Sandy Doughty, GAR Services;?George Saikali, Glendale YMCA; Laurel Patric, Glendale Educational Foundation; Mayor Frank Quintero; and city employees Jane Karageorge and Debbie Mallon.
Celebrating the Glendale City Employees Endowment Fund… (Photo courtesy…)

Members of the Glendale Employees' Endowment Fund have chosen the Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League, Glendale Educational Foundation and Glendale Assn. for the Retarded to receive a total of $7,300 in grants.

Officials with the Community Foundation of the Verdugos worked with those of the Glendale Employee Endowment Fund to decide which community service organizations would receive the funding.

The Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League will use the $3,000 grant for its boxing/dance/drama program for at-risk youth. Glendale Educational Foundation will put the $3,100 toward musical instruments for use in its music education program. With its $1,200 donation, the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded will buy a defibrillator for one of its three group homes.

City of Glendale employees established their own donor-advised fund in 1998 with just $330. Today, the fund has grown to more than $84,000, providing grants to Glendale nonprofits like Glendale Memorial Health Foundation, the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry and Friends of the Public Library.

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'Roses' dinner benefits hospital

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center's Emergency Room will benefit from the 25th annual “Evening of Wine and Roses” on Oct. 7 on the hospital grounds.

Social time, featuring a silent auction, begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by wine tasting, fine cuisine, entertainment and dancing at 7 p.m.

Funds raised will go to charity care for patients being treated at Glendale Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department, officials said. Last year, a total of $8,525,415 was provided to more then 4,567 individuals — almost four times the number of people in 2010.

Glendale Memorial Hospital is at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 1. For more information and ticket prices, call (818) 502-2375 or visit www.supportglendale.org.


Caregivers could win a cruise

A lucky caregiver will receive a vacation cruise for two and care for their family member as first prize in a contest offered through a partnership between the Burbank-based Home Instead Senior Care, the Stroke Assn. of Southern California and the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center.

Glendale residents are invited to nominate family caregivers — or themselves — for the opportunity to win a free five-night, six-day Caribbean cruise for two. The caregiver must be providing care for a loved one who is 55 years of age or older.

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