$25,000 Raised for Travelers Aid Group

Travelers Aid Society of Los Angeles/Teen Canteen received $25,000 raised April 27 at a benefit screening of "The Pickle" at the Directors Guild of America. The event was sponsored by Columbia Pictures and Betsy and Paul Mazursky. Proceeds will provide food, shelter and crisis counseling for homeless youth in Hollywood.

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AIDS Project Los Angeles raised $1.15 million at its April 18 Dance-A-Thon at the L.A. Sports Arena. Other organizations benefiting include Act Up/L.A., Aid for AIDS, Being Alive, Bienestar/AIDS, Minority AIDS Project and Rue's House. Hosts were Rosie Perez, Daphne Zuniga, Megan Ward, Jon Tenney, Brian Austin Green and Christina Applegate. The event is presented annually by Miller, Zeichik & Associates.

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The American Diabetes Assn., Los Angeles chapter, Foothill Associates, netted more than $112,000 at the "Big Bands at The Biltmore" gala on March 5. Barbara Breithaupt chaired the event.

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Amie Karen Cancer Fund received $100,000 raised by runners and corporate donors, making it the top charity beneficiary of the Los Angeles Marathon, held March 7. The fund is a support group for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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People Assisting the Homeless has announced receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Ahmanson Foundation to support renovations of the agency's newly acquired facility in West Los Angeles. The Jules and Doris Stein Foundation donated $20,000 for a kitchen at the facility. In addition, PATH's renovation effort has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

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Gamma Phi Beta Foundation of Southern California raised $111,000 at its March 20 luncheon and fashion show at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. This amount included a $100,000 check from Cinda Keating Lucas for the establishment of the Cinda Keating Lucas and Mae Lenore Markham Collegiate Leadership Endowment, to be used to support leadership development for Gamma Phi Beta students.

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