CSUN names lobby for benefactors

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A Halloween event organized and hosted by Marsha Broker of Thousand Oaks raised more than $3,000 for Cure Autism Now, an organization of parents, clinicians and scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach. With the holidays approaching, Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks is planning a special shopping event Nov. 13 to support and raise money for 25 local schools. The daylong event – “Westfield Works Wonders” – offers customers discounts at more than 100 retailers, a drawing for an Australian vacation, entertainment, refreshments and free gift-wrapping. The event will help benefit Westfield’s ongoing Shop for a Cause program that allows the schools to earn a share of a $7,500 cash award by promoting and attending the “Westfield Works Wonders” event. Submit Community Column items via e-mail to [email protected]; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. A San Fernando Valley couple who bequeathed $350,000 to CSUN’s Center on Disabilities have had a lobby dedicated in their honor by California State University, Northridge, officials. The Witkin Lobby – named for the late Gloria and Marty Witkin – is in CSUN’s Center on Disabilities on the first floor of the building. Marty, who died in 2004, ran a hardware store in San Fernando; Gloria, who died in 1987, ran Oak Tree Travel in Encino. “We were very touched and impressed with the generosity of the Witkins,” said Mary Ann Cummins-Prager, director of the center. “Their bequest is a living gift that will enable us to continue our efforts to enhance the services we provide our students.” CSUN created an endowment with the gift and plans to use the money to support the center’s efforts to encourage students with disabilities to go to college and help provide students with resources to graduate. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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