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Winter 2012
Victor Rivas Rivers’ Keynote Address
Captivates Audience at 12th Annual Tea on the Town
Valley. ProFlowers, Sycuan, Cubic Corporation, Law
CCS welcomed Victor Rivas Rivers as the featured speaker
Offices of Amy Rypins, Cox Communications, KyXy
at its 12th Annual “Tea on the Town” event on June 27th,
96.5 FM, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo,
2011. Victor, whose professional career boasts success as an
P.C., [email protected], Baby Bird Communications, Viejas,
actor, professional athlete and New York Times bestselling and Verizon were contributing sponsors.
author, revealed the very vulnerable perspective of a child
Supporting sponsors included Liza Boyer and Harry Engel,
who grew up in a violent household. His personal account,
Cyndi Benson, Law Offices of David W. Brody, Union
also shared in his book A Private Family Matter, was impactful,
New York Times bestrousing emotions that could be felt throughout the audience. selling author, advocate Bank and Eric Benson.
and actor Victor Rivas
Victor, also the spokesperson for the National Network to
CCS presented its Courage Award to Jeanine Wasson, a
End Domestic Violence, has made violence prevention a key
survivor who has turned her experience into a strong
focus in his life and in his work.
spirit of activism. CCS also honored ProFlowers as its 2011 Corporate
Partner of the Year. Soroptomist International of Rancho Bernardo
The 12th Annual Tea highlighted Marianne Kushi as mistress of
was recognized as the 2011 Volunteer Organization of the Year. The
ceremonies, drew nearly 500 attendees and raised more than
2011 Volunteer Award was given to Isabel Cruz, founder of CCS’ Chef
$170,000 in contributions. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance,
Nordstrom and The California Endowment were premier sponsors Showdown event and renowned chef and owner of Barrio Star, The
of the event, which again was held at the Marriott San Diego Mission Coffee Cup, The Mission, Seaside Cantina and Isabel’s Cantina.
Coastal Location
4508 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-5777
East County Location
460 North Magnolia Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 697-7477
North County Location
240 S. Hickory St., Ste. 110
Escondido, CA 92025
North County Family
Violence Prevention
330 Rancheros Dr., Ste. 116
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 798-2835
24-Hour Toll Free
Crisis Line
Project Safehouse
(619) 631-6442
Hidden Valley House
(760) 480-0055
For questions regarding
the newsletter, contact Gemma Markham at
[email protected]
For all people to live full, free,
expressive and empowered
lives in a safe, vibrant, healthy
and peaceful community
1. CCS’ CEO Verna Griffin-Tabor, Keynote Speaker Victor Rivas Rivers, and Former CCS Associate Executive Director, Wendy Urushima-Conn. 2. Michael Moorehead and Ed Miller 3. CCS’ PSH Auxiliary Members, Cynthia Engelhardt, Carol Hale,
Karen Mitchell and Carol Katz 4. Lauren Katayama, Robert Sanchez and Michelle Samin of Globaltel Media and 5. Jessica Kline from Riviera Magazine and CCS Board Member Dave Salisbury 6.Debbie Dunn, Cory Reynolds and Lisa
Holloway of Manpower 7. Marci Cavanaugh, President of Country Friends and Tea on the Town Chair Mel Cruz 8. Christine Bronstein and Deborah Santana 9. Nancy Kidder, CCS Board Member Louise Kelly and Brigette O’Donovan 10. CCS Advisory
Board Member and Volunteer of the Year award recipient Isabel Cruz 11. Patricia and Christopher Weil 12. Staff from ProFlowers, CCS’ Corporate Partner of the Year
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Food, Fun… Fundraising
7th Annual ‘Chef Showdown’ Raises More than $126,000 to Benefit CCS’ Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
What do you get when you combine extraordinary talent, exquisite
food and a year’s worth of bragging rights? In our opinion, the best
food event in San Diego, aka “Chef Showdown: Taking a Stand Against
Domestic Violence.” This year’s event, the 7th Annual, was held Oct.
6th in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The result set a new fundraising record for CCS while treating 600
guests to a night of lively competition, an incredible auction and
magnificently prepared gourmet food and drinks.
Co-chaired by Dee Dee Castro of Viejas, and Isabel Cruz of Isabel’s
Cantina and Barrio Star, Chef Showdown was held at Legacy
Plaza at NTC Promenade in Point Loma.
Emmy-award winner “Sam The Cooking
Guy” and Bravo’s “Top Chef” finalist (and
executive chef of Searsucker and Burlap)
Brian Malarkey provided lively and insightful
commentary as the evening’s co-hosts.
Judging the sextet of food courses was
a panel of prestigious “foodies”: Bernard
Guillas of the Marine Room, Ingrid Croce
of Croce’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar, Michelle
Lerach of Cups, and Troy Johnson of the
Food Network show “Crave.”
In addition to title sponsor Viejas, other
event sponsors included Cups, ProFlowers,
Cox Communications, Dacor, Standards of
Excellence, Sycuan, and the Patricia and Christopher Weil Family
A team of culinary titans from The Shores, Kensington Grill, Harney
Sushi, Truluck’s, Kitchen 1540 and Sea Rocket Bistro faced off against
colleagues from Sycuan Casino, El Vitral, Cups, Grove Steakhouse at
Viejas, Sycuan Resort, and Bali Hai.
Taking inspiration from the Food Network’s enduring “Iron
Chef” competition, the two teams were given only 60 minutes to
spontaneously assemble their own six-course meals incorporating a
number of “secret ingredients.” Additionally, the competition included
a mixology component, with Ian Ward and
Lucien Conner of Snake Oil Cocktails taking
on Jeffrey Josenhans and Celia P. Kelley of
the Grant Grill.
Winning Team! Back Row: Paul McCabe of Kitchen 1540,
Anthony Sinsay of Harney Sushi, Nick Shinton of Truluck’s,
JC Colon of Kensington Grill, Lucien Conner of Snake Oil.
Front Row: Chad White of Sea Rocket Bistro, Amy Dibiase of
The Shores, Ian Ward of Snake Oil
When the plates were cleared and the votes
were tallied, the winners were declared by
a sliver of difference. The winning team, led
by Nick Shinton of Truluck’s, also included
JC Colon of Kensington Grill, Amy DiBiase
of The Shores, Anthony Sinsay of Harney
Sushi, Paul McCabe of Kitchen 1540 and
Chad White of Sea Rocket Bistro. Ward and
Conner fought back from an infamous defeat
last year to taste sweet victory as this year’s
mixology winners.
Center for Community Solutions Grossed $126,000 from the Seventh Annual Chef Showdown Event.
1.Viejas: Bobby Barret, Lilly Zhou, Event Co-Chair Dee Dee Castro 2. Event Emcees Sam the Cooking Guy and Brian Malarkey 3. Wendy Urushima-Conn of Asian Business
Association, Co-Chair Dee Dee Castro of Viejas, Co-Chair Isabel Cruz of Cantina Collective, Michelle Lerach of Cups and Verna Griffin-Tabor CEO of CCS 4. From Cherple:
Robert Sanchez, Janis Takahashi, Dr. Tess Mauricio and James Lee 5. Chef Showdown Honorary Chair Josh Kopelman of Dining Out Magazine,Verna Griffin-Tabor of CCS, and
Eric Benson of Pacific Coast Steel 6. Laura Miller CCS Board Member, Mary Naimish, Phil Sokol, Miguel Alvarez, Steve Wagner 7. Mary Murphy of So You Think You Can Dance
with Judy Jaron 8. Kelly Cole, David Espinosa, Jessica Cline of Riviera Magazine and David Salisbury of Mintz Levin 10. Chef Norma Martinez from El Vitral 11. Erin Barnhill and
Cyndi Benson 12. ProFlowers Table 13. Amy Rypins CCS Board President, Bill Strauss of ShoeDazzle, Laura Brown and Marc Brown 14. Restaurateur Ingrid Croce and Chef
Bernard Guillas 15. At the judge’s table, Chef Bernard Guillas, Michelle Lerach and Troy Johnson
Stacy Matseas
Susan Matthews
Dana Maxwell
Sara Mc Clenahan
Maura McBratney
Tim McCarthy
Bob McGhee
Ed McKissick
Donna McLoughlin
MDK Insurance Services, Inc
Kimberly Melchior
Ed Miller
Barbara Miller
Jack Miller
Laura Miller and Stephen Wagner
Minnie Minnito
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky
Mission Beach Women’s Club
Mission Village Chiropractic
Mitchell International
Molly Maid of Central San Diego
Molly Maid of San Marcos
Susan Monforte
Peggy Moore
Edward Mracek
Don Mullen
Barbara Mullett
Rebecca Nagorski
Gail Nakatsu
New Way Landscaping & Tree Service
Ivy Ngo
North County Blind Co.
Mary Norvell
Brian Nugent
Alexandra Nugent
Erin O’Brien
Robert and Ann Olson
Monique and Dan O’Malley
Rosalyn Ondler
Pearl Padovano
Maria Palmieri
Madeline Pantalone
Dinah Parent
John Parker
Rob Pascual
Jeff Pashby
Marjorie Peck
PEERS Network
Sharri Pelland
Algerina Perry
Kennedy Perry
Potter Electric
Jessica Pride
Qdro Pros, Inc.
Ranch & Coast Magazine
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Rancho Bernardo Women’s Club
Jane Rand
Murel Randol
Heather Ravenscroft
Mary Rea
Joan Reavis
Robyn Reed
Jeannine Reeves
Religous Offering Fund
Renee Comeau
Julie Reynolds
Matt Rhead
Victor Rivas Rivers
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Robert M. Santoni
Ingrid Croce Jim Rock
Eddie Rodriguez
Roel Construction Company, Inc
Monica Rogan
John and Tamara Romeo
Judy Rosa
Caryn Rosen
Heather Rosing
Robert and Robin Ross
Rotary Club of Escondido
Carol Rothrock
Laura Rotter
Sheryl Rowling
Bill Rowling
Marilyn and Roy Rypins
Michael Rypins
Amy and Eric Rypins
Charlotte Sakai
Lori Saldaña
David Salisbury
San Diego County Bar Foundation
San Diego County Credit Union
San Diego Downtown Breakfast
Rotary Foundation
San Diego Foundation
San Diego LISC
San Diego Padres
San Diego Repertory Theater
Robert Sanchez
Deborah Santana
Dawn Saunders
Tom Scaramellino
David Schultze
Elissa Seidenglanz
Robin Seigle
Jessica Serrano
James and Jerilyn Shaw
Woo-Jin Shim
Kurt Shuler
Evan & Bria Silbert
Liz Silverman
Jean-Baptiste Simeon
Michael Simms
Katie and Dustin Slack
Ron and Joann Smith
Erin Snell
Philip Sokol
Soledad Club
Soroptomist International of La Jolla
Soroptomist International of
Rancho Bernardo
St. Germaine Children’s Charity
John Stalmer
Sunshine Alexis Stein
Shay Stephens
Linda Stouffer
Bill Strauss
Dolores Sullivan
Katie Sullivan
Dustin Summerville
Supervisor Ron Roberts
Moira Sustaet
Sheryl Sutton
Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation
Thomas Tabor
Tase Creative Solutions
Nancy Taylor
Paula Taylor
The CC of RB, Women’s 18 hole
The Orlando Company, Inc.
John Thompson
Karin Thompson
The Thursday Club
The Thursday Club, Jr. Members
Tierrasanta Junior Women’s Club
TJX Companies, Inc.
Johanna Toman
Janice Trantham
Darla Trapp
Randa Trapp
TRE Fashion
Marilyn and Seymour Tucker
Union Bank Foundation
United Way of Delaware
Universal Spirit Center
Wendy Urushima-Conn
Joan & Pieter Vandenberg
Kristine VanZutphen
Nora Vargas
VCS Insurance Services
James Vermillion
Victoria Secret
Julie Vogelzang
Susan Wackerman
Briana Wagner
Susan Walker
Ginita Wall
Carolyn Walters
Alice Watson
Peggy Watson
Wednesday Etc. Club
Caitlin Weil
Matthew Weil
Weil Family Foundation
Lizabeth Weis
David and Ann Welborn
Emily Welborn Guevara
Sharon Wellington
Kit-Victoria Wells
Western Fire Protection
Marty Wiler
Hillary Willing
Lew and Jean Witherspoon
Curtis Witherspoon
Women of St. Bartholomew
Karen Wood
Anne Wright
Alexandra Zousmer
Special thanks to our Bridging
Hearts Donors
Ahern Insurance Brokerage
Ann Asaro
Barry & Sally Ault
Dave & Jean Berger
Eric Blasé
Bostonia Woman’s Club
Iana Castro & Geoff Ball
Liza Boyer & Harry Engel
CW Driver
Suzanne Carmello
Betty Carmichael
Barbara & Rick Cohen
Commander Naval Air Forces
Melanie Cruz & Family
Phyllis & Bob Dodds
Cynthia Engelhardt
Faye Fentin
James & Carla Fisher
Aimee Gaede
Frosty and Tay Glithero
Denise Gourley
Verna Griffin-Tabor
Cathy Hasson
Hilton San Diego Sales Complex
Paula Kasimatis
Carol Katz
Nahid Kidari
Madeline King
The Kuhn Family
La Costa Moms
Betsy Larson
Elana Levens-Craig and family
Cathy Lloyd-Bauerle
Lindy Mamer
Gemma Markham
Victoria Matney
Laura Miller & Stephen Wagner
Maxim Healthcare
Melissa Medve
Michelle & Scott Miller
Karen Mitchell
Micaela Mvongo
Wiam Paulus
Doug & Nancy Peart
Richard & Lanette Perryman
PSH Auxiliary Kyra Reinhold
David & Sarah Rhiley
Cynthia & Bert Rhine
SWE San Diego
San Dieguito Academy
Bob Scarano & Family
Lauren and Sam Sherman
Dawn Stary & Ryan Sweeney
Thomas Jefferson School of Law–
Public Lawyers Law Foundation
James Vermillion & Marcel Reyes
Lisa Weir
Valerie Wentworth
Therese Wunderlich
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Thank you to Our Donors
Donors of $100 and above in fiscal year 2011-2012
program spotlight
Planned Giving
Bold designates donors contributing $10,000 or more. This list is updated to the best of our knowledge. Please contact Mindy at [email protected] with any corrections
AIRR Supper Club
Marion Alexander
Scott Alexander
Tricia Alexander
Robin Allenby
Alliance Healthcare Foundation
Alpha Chi Omega of CSUSM
Alpha Delta Kappa, CA ETA
X Jay and Colleen Alvarez
American Academy of
Matrimonial Lawyers
Karen Andersen
Susan Andersen
Darin Andersen
Jennifer Andrews
Lyn Angene
Anneke Stender
Leanne Anteau
Arch Pac Incorporated
Archstone Foundation
Darlene Arledge
Pam Arnett
AT&T United Way
Sally Ault
Baby Bird Communications
Bankruptcy T’ee Golf Tournament
John Banks
Anna Marie Barnard
Julie Barnes
Barney & Barney LLC
Laurel Barry
Sharon Barton
Bath and Body Works #1740
Cathy Bauerle
Alain Bayoud
Eleanor Beadle
Allison Beardsley
Bruce and Patricia Becker
Cyndi Beilman
Gene Benedetto
Benefit Pro
Sara Bennett
Michelle Benson
Cyndi Benson
Eric Benson
Dave and Jean Berger
Mike Bergthold
Mark and Laura Bertagnolli
Nancy J. Bickford
Dale Bingham
Marla Black
Lori Block
Barbara Blomgren
Bloom Family Chiropractic
Hannah Blum
April Bolduc
Jan Bond
Tracy Borkum
Liza Boyer
Maryclare Boyle
Sandra Bradford
Barbara Bradshaw
Barbara Brandi
Phyllis Braun
Stefana Ann Brintzenhoff
Joel Brody
Christine Bronstein
Katey Brunini
Barbara Bry
Joan Bundy
California Bank and Trust
Rosalie Camacho
Alice Campbell
Brandon Carbadillo
Casey, Gerry, & Schenk, LLP
Dee Dee Castro
Marci Cavanaugh
Cenzone Tech, Inc.
Certified Family Law Specialists
of San Diego
Chalise Unitarian Universalist
Doug Chaplin
Lilliani Chavoushian
Chemistry PR
Jennifer Chin
Wendy Chou
Lisa Churchill
Michael Clancy
Anne Clifford
Jessica Cline
Club Pilates San Diego
Christine Cmorik
Tom and Sue Coan
Coast Law Group
Suzanne Cohen
Combined Federal Campaign
Connie Nott
Raymond Contreras
Elizabeth Cook
Valerie Cook
Dr. Paul and Dr. Deborah Coon
The Country Friends, Inc.
Cox Communications
Gigi Cramer
Cubic Corporation
Raymond Cuero
Cups La Jolla
Shawna Dahl
Joyce Daspit
Susan Davey
Jeff and Anne Davis
James Del Campo
Susan Delpit
Donna Denham
Suzan Dennis
Dept. of Corrections and Rehab.
Eliana Deutsch
Patricia Dion
Do A Little Fund
Phyllis and Bob Dodds
Audrey Doherty
Kristine Dotimas
Duane Morris LLP
Debbie Dunn-Allsopp
Hal Dunning
Eastlake Dance Company
Audrey Eaton
BM Ebersbacher
Judith Eisenberg
Debra Emerson
Harry Engel
David Espinosa
Esse Quam Videri Foundation
Peter Eto
Brandy Ewens Schwab
Exchange Club Center
Michele Fabianes
Ann Farias
Angelica Fernandez
Karen Filimon
Yvonne Finocchiaro
Ranee Fisher
Eleanor Fitzgerald
Trudi Fletcher
Christopher Franke
Alanna Fraser
Jean Froning
Andrea Lynn Fuentes
Barbara Funkenstein
Esteban Garcia
Richard Gibson
Charles M. Gilbert
Roxanne Girard
Scott Hafner and Bill Glen
Globaltel Media &
Nancy Goldstein
Carlos Gomez
Angela Gonzales
Amy Good
Michele Gorcey
Denise Gourley
Sharon Gray
Rebecca Greene
Verna Griffin-Tabor
Cynthia Guiang
Bernard Guillas
Devorah Gurantz
Martha Guy
Miriam Guzman
Hafner Vineyard
Terry and Pam Hagberg
Vivian Hambrick-Ryan
Penny Handscomb
Handyman on Demand, Inc.
Noel Harlow
Connie Harmatz
Carlee Harmonson
HD Supply Facilities
Sharon Hecht
Sue Hetzel and Peter Meade
HetzelMeade Communications
Hidden Valley House Auxiliary
Holiday Foliage
Joe Horiye and Vicki Gee Horiye
Lenette Howard
Susan Howe
Marjorie A. Huntington
Randy and Mike Hurlburt
Virginia Hyde
Ilse, Charles, & Peter
Dalebrook Fund
Barbara Inbody
InnerMission Productions
Intuit Foundation
Freddie Jackson
David and Julie Jacobs
Marilyn James
Nancy Jamison
Judy Jaron
Lauretta L. Johnson
Lauretta Marie Johnson
Darrah Johnson
Eric Jones
Junior Seau Foundation
Robert Kahn
Monica Kaiser
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Mary Kasimatis
Carol Katz
Patrick Kearns
Leon and Jewel Kelley
Terri and Richard Kelly
Louise Kelly
Ada Kelso
Nancy Kidder
Madeline King
Harvey Koelln
Linda Kurtin
KyXy 96.5 & [email protected] 103.7
Jean LaFlamme
Paul and Lisa Laikind
Las Proveedoras del Norte
Law & Mediation Offices of Hildy
Law Offices of David W. Brody
Deborah Lawrence
Marilynne Leadon
Angela Lee
Leon Williams
William Lerach
Michelle Lerach
William and Lynne Lesh
Lori Libs
Christine Lisman
Cathy Lloyd-Bauerle
Kimberly Lostetter
Tracy Loughridge
Lori Love
Christine Lowe
Jill Lozier
Donald MacFarlane
Michele Macosky
Mike and Laurie Madigan
Charles and Cathy Mador
Anita Mahaffey
Michelle Marassi
Maria Markham
Ruth Marks
CCS High Risk Team
A conversation with the Rypins Family
Michael, your parents are staunch supporters of CCS for
years and are part of our Legacy Circle for Planned Giving.
You also have become a regular donor to CCS, giving both
your time and assets. What led you to do this?
At first my participation in CCS was just an inspirational by-product
of seeing my mom get involved, but it has evolved from that. At
this point in my life I have had the blessing of meeting and getting
to know all of the great people within the organization and have
seen firsthand what their work does for people who have survived
horrible ordeals and really need their help. That is where my
inspiration comes from now. Every time I go to an event or see my
friends at CCS, my inspiration grows. So, while everything started
with my mom, any giving I do now, and all that I plan to do in the
future comes straight from my own heart.
Amy and Eric, what inspired you to make a planned gift to
charity and why CCS?
When I was introduced to CCS I immediately knew that CCS’
mission was congruent with the values Eric and I believe in so
strongly. I wanted to instill that in Michael. Although, we have
been fortunate in our own lives, we have seen through the eyes
of friends, colleagues, relatives and clients, the utter devastation
and disorientation that relationship violence and sexual assault can
cause. I have been a board member for over 11 years, but really
the entire Rypins family has been “on the board”. We’re all deeply
committed to the cause at this point.
Although we will continue to give annually during our lifetimes,
and hopefully at increasing levels, it is our hope that by providing
a substantial planned gift upon our passing, we will have done our
small part to assure the sustainability CCS needs to continue to
provide high quality and much needed services to the community.
It is truly our hope that someday CCS, with the community’s
help, will be able to end the cycle of violence that plagues so many
families. In the meantime, we hope more donors will consider
making a planned gift to CCS.
For more information please call us at (858) 272-5777.
In 2011 CCS developed and implemented an innovative
strategy to help wrap multidisciplinary resources around our
highest risk domestic violence clients. This strategy, called
High Risk Team (HRT), involves representatives from CCS’
legal, advocacy, residential, and counseling services, who meet
weekly to support domestic violence victims referred to the
HRT because they were assessed and determined to be in
extreme danger of murder at the hands of their partners. All
CCS crisis intervention staff are trained to assess clients using
the Jacquelyn Campbell Danger Assessment, an assessment
tool that is backed by decades of research and shown to be
reliable and have respectable predictive validity. Clients who
score in the extreme or severe danger ranges are offered
an opportunity to meet with the HRT. Those who choose to
participate join the group either in person or over the phone,
with their primary advocate by their side. The team reviews
the client’s risks and strengths, helps the client clarify her or
his goals, and collectively works to support the client’s safety
goals and strategies. CCS has established three regional HRTs
to serve clients in North Inland, East, and Central San Diego
County. The HRTs have improved not only our responses
to highest risk clients; it has also strengthened relationships
among CCS staff from different departments and improved
multidisciplinary teamwork overall.
Star Employee Shines
Ma’at started her involvement with CCS
as a volunteer in 2002. As a survivor of
child sexual abuse, Ma’at courageously
shares her personal story in CCS
professional trainings to equip our staff
and volunteers with the knowledge
and skills to make a difference in the
lives of others who have been hurt by
Ma’at Crook–CCS shining star sexual violence in their families. In 2007,
Ma’at was hired as a Prevention Educator, providing outreach
and education to youth in detention centers, runaway homeless
youth, and kids of all ages in public schools throughout the county.
In 2011, Ma’at was promoted to Training Specialist. She has been
an integral part of organizing and improving our 60-hour Crisis
Intervention Training, helping to preserve the stellar reputation
of this training experience in the community. Most recently Ma’at
helped launch Healing Journeys, a support group for women
survivors of trauma. As a teacher and trainer, Ma’at is kind, caring,
and direct—she is able to provide current factual information on
hard-hitting topics like rape and child abuse, while fully engaging
her audience and tending to their wellbeing. Among staff and
volunteers she is treasured for her intellectual brilliance, creativity,
compassion, warmth, humanitarianism, and advocacy for healthy,
equal relationships.
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V-day 2012 is coming – there’s several ways you can be a part of it!!!
Glowball Gold Tournament – 14 Years Strong
What is V-Day?
V-Day is a global activist
movement to end violence
against women and girls. V-Day is
a catalyst that promotes creative
events to increase awareness,
raise money, and revitalize the
spirit of existing anti-violence
organizations. V-Day generates
broader attention for the fight
to stop violence against women
and girls, including rape, battery,
incest, female genital mutilation
(FGM), and sex slavery.
Go to for ticket
information and details about how you can be a
part of this year’s benefit production of The Vagina
Monologues and The MENding Monologues. A
large portion of the proceeds will benefit CCS.
Performance Location: Claire de Lune’s Sunset
Temple, 3911 Kansas St, San Diego CA 92104
Through V-Day campaigns,
local volunteers and college
students produce annual
benefit performances of The
Vagina Monologues, to raise
awareness and funds for antiviolence groups within their own
Performance Dates: March 22 - 25, 2012
Thanks to UCSD Vagina Monologues performers for selecting
CCS to benefit from the 2012 V-Day events in celebration of
all those who work to end gender based violence.
The countdown has now begun for the 2012
production of the Vagina Monologues featuring
UCSD women! Please join us on February 29,
March 2 and March 3 at 8 pm for our charity
production benefiting Center for Community
Solutions of San Diego ( The show
will be held at UCSD in the Price Center East
Ballroom. Please support our fight to end
violence against women and girls worldwide.
Purchase tickets for “The Vagina Monologues”
at the UCSD Price Center Box Office. Please
visit for information about
tickets for the UCSD production.
Thanks to the enduring commitment of event chair Bob Gore
and his loyal support team pictured above, not even a downpour
could stop this year’s Glowball fundraiser. The 14th Annual
Glowball Golf Tournament was cleverly transformed into a
highly competitive putting contest that resulted in $8,500 in
proceeds to benefit CCS. The event took place on Nov. 4th at
Willowbrook Golf Course in Lakeside. Special thanks to our
premier sponsors Sycuan and A & C Construction. We’d also like
to thank the following generous contributors: Willowbrook Golf
Course, Santee Sherriff Station, Wrangler Family Barbeque, Ernie
Guiellen and Rob Epstein.
(L-R) Spero Tzathas, Dennis Adair, Bob Gore, and Sam Tzathas
Hidden Valley House (HVH) Auxiliary Tea
This begins by providing not just counseling
and emotional support but also three
nutritious meals a day to families and their
This year’s HVH Auxiliary Tea went off
without a hitch at the Poway Adult Day
Health Care Center on November 5th,
2011 with the theme “How Sweet It Is”.
This year’s “fund-an-item” centered on the
necessities that we all sometimes take for
granted, such as staple grocery items that
can be exhausted quickly at a domestic
violence shelter.
More than $14,000 was raised to help meet
(L-R) CCS’ CEO, Verna these needs including staples such as soup,
(L-R) Tea Co-Chairs
Griffin-Tabor, and
Carol Buckley and
cereal, milk, bread, fruit and vegetables. The
emcee, Sue Davey
Mary Rea
Tea was chaired by Auxiliary members Mary
Rea and Carol Buckley. Sue Davey, who always brings her
As many survivors leave their abusers with nothing but the
creative comic relief, once again delivered a day of fun and
clothes on their back, the resources that CCS’ HVH shelter
laughter - well done, Sue! CCS thanks HVH Auxiliary for their
provides are crucial in maintaining the physical well-being of a
continued tremendous support of those affected by violence
family that is experiencing trauma and the effects of abuse.
and for yet another wonderful event!
Kaiser Permanente Supports CCS
For all people to live full, free,
expressive and empowered
lives in a safe, vibrant, healthy
and peaceful community
Tana Lorah of Kaiser Permanente presents check
at CCS Board Meeting in support of Healthy
Relationship Education.
(L-R) Verna Griffin-Tabor, Tana Lorah of Kaiser Permanente,
CCS Board President Amy Rypins and CCS Associate Executive
Director of Programs Danielle Lingle
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