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Celebration 2012 Raises Over $100K

On Saturday, October 13, over 100 guests gathered at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, for The Seany Foundation’s 5th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration. The landmark event was our best yet, raising over $100,000 for childhood cancer research and patient care programs. During the event, donors helped TSF achieve its millionth dollar raised since fundraising efforts began in 2007!

Guests enjoyed delicious cocktails, live music by Palter Ego, a silent/live auction with exciting prizes, and a gourmet meal. In recognition of her ongoing dedication to the fight against childhood cancer, Ms. Lori Iaquinta received the Seany Community Service Award.

The evening’s highlights included a special ballroom dance demo by Kurt Popp and a special announcement by co-founder Mitch Robins that TSF had raised its millionth dollar to-date. Many guests left the clubhouse that evening with their arms full of goodies. The champagne drawing winner took home a new iPad, opportunity drawing winners took home gift certificates, and winning bidders took home hot items ranging from a Hawaiian vacation to his and hers snowboards.

The Seany Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for making the event possible: Alfonsi Railroad; Barona Resort & Casino; CustomerCentricSelling; Dr. John Smoot; Eddy Pump; Kleinfelder; Lockton Insurance; Medical Center Pharmacy; Nikolai and Maria Tankovich; Terry and Janice Tervort; Variety, the Children’s Charity of Southern California; and WJ Bradley. For sponsorship and advertising opportunities at future events, please contact Amie Forte Kuznicki at [email protected].

Check out more event photos on Facebook. Photos can also be purchased at Baird Photography. Special thanks also go to our photographer extraordinaire, Daniel Baird.

Did you attend Celebration 2012? Let us know what you think! Write us a review; we’d love to hear from you.

Chase Delivers Check

On Friday, October 8, the Vice-President of the Rancho Bernardo Chase bank stopped by Seany Headquarters to personally deliver the $20,000 check promised in the Chase Community Giving contest.  Cheers to the Chase Community Giving program for keeping good on their word to help in the fight against childhood cancer!

Celebrate this Sunday!

Party Time!
Join us for the Celebration this Sunday!

This Sunday, October 10, The Seany Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park from 5pm-8pm.  Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research and patient care projects.  This year’s event will honor Mr. William Siegel with the Seany Community Service Award.

This not-to-be-missed party boasts auction items such as a studio tour and meet-n-greet with Katie Couric, an on-the-set visit with Danny DeVito, a private dinner for 8 at Pamplemousse Grille, and much, much more!

The evening kicks off with cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction; and follows with a special performance by Ruby Summer, a strolling dinner, a live auction, and an opportunity drawing.  Festive fare will be provided by none other than Seany Board member Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille.  Tease your tastebuds with a sneak peek at the evening’s menu.

Tickets are $125 per person and are tax-deductible.  Tables are $1250 per 10 seats.  It’s not too late to bring some friends and join in the fun!  RSVP online today or call 800-794-8282.

Introducing a Few Good Friends

Hey friends,

In today’s economy, to whom you give your business makes a significant impact.  Here are some links to just a few of our supporters that we’d like to recommend to you.  These are socially responsible businesses that have given The Seany Foundation a helping hand within the last year:

Best Buy

Weymouth Honda

Proflowers.com

Pamplemousse Grille

UltraStar Cinemas

San Diego Zoo

Detroit Zoo

OurCity San Diego

Scribbles, Ink

North Shore Printery

Jimbo’s Naturally

Pacific Athletic Club

MorganStanley SmithBarney

Kleinfelder Group

Forte Belanger

Alfonsi Railroad

Mountainwest Realty

Kids Helping Kids

A huge thanks goes out to young Noah Baird and friends for hosting the first-ever lemonade stand/snack stop to benefit The Seany Foundation!  Noah and his friends teamed up on July 11 to help us raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer.

Noah’s mom, Becky Baird, writes, “I wanted to share the most beautiful part of our Lemonade Stand Day.  (We learned a lot and next month when we do it again, we will have a REALLY BIG SEANY SIGN!!)  The kids had the best day, smiling, giggling, rocking out to music…super fun. As cars came by, one lady stopped her black SUV and two sweet 10 year old girls (roughly) quickly popped out of the car. The mom followed them across the street. As the girls told our kids what they wanted, the mom asked me what the proceeds were going to. As I told the mom and two young girls, the first girl said she lost a sibling to cancer, and the other girl said her brother had died of cancer as well.  Well, I was moved to chills and tears. I could see the mom was emotional as well, obviously.  The mom had lost her son, the sisters brother, to cancer and the two young girls were friends… It was so moving and really made us realize that we were doing something great!”

Inspired by Noah?  If you’d like to host your own event to benefit childhood cancer research, just email us at [email protected] or call 800-794-8282.

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Seany Wins $20,000 from Chase

It’s official!  On July 13, The Seany Foundation ranked #81 with 1,793 votes.  Out of the tens of thousands of charities, The Seany Foundation finished in the top 100 to receive $20,000 from Chase!  Thank you for spreading the word to help us gather those last-minute votes.  You made the difference!

Only 400 Votes Needed for $20K!

Vote for Seany in this year’s round of Chase Community Giving.

  • One charity will receive $250k

  • 4 runners-up will receive $100k

  • 195 others will receive $20k (We need only 400 more votes to move up to this ranking…)

So, go ahead, vote today!

Jimbo’s… Naturally! Makes the Difference

The Seany Foundation extends a great thank you to Jimbo’s… Naturally! for its donation of over $800 to The Seany Foundation to help in the fight against pediatric cancer!

This represents 16, 566 Wooden Nickels (or recycled bags) collected through Jimbo’s It’s in the Bag! recycling program at their Del Mar/Carmel Valley, Carlsbad, Escondido, and 4S Ranch locations.

Thank you, Jimbo’s and customers, for your support and caring!

Check out our friends at Jimbo’s online at www.jimbos.com.

Seany Foundation Top-Rated Nonprofit in San Diego

Yup, that’s right.  We’re listed as the top-rated nonprofit in San Diego!  Thanks to our friends who sent in their reviews, The Seany Foundation is getting some well-deserved attention on GreatNonprofits.org.  If you’d like to write a review about us and the work we’re doing right here in the local community, please visit http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/the-seany-foundation

Happy Holidays!