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The University Club Atop Symphony Towers, San Diego’s chic private members-only club, kept their philanthropic efforts in high gear with a reception hosted by the Giving Group's Charity and Wine events headed up by Chair Bob Alden July 13th, 2011.

On the scene were many of San Diego's caring movers and shakers including John Dadian, Jackie Harris, Social Diary Magazine's Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston, and Council Member Marti Emerald.

The focus of the evening was Juma Ventures best explained by special guest and basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton.

Hall of Famer Bill Walton and big Juma Ventures Supporter with new University Club members Eve Benton and Malcolm Bund


"Juma is a fantastic organization that is doing front line work with the most vulnerable members of our society" explained Bill Walton. "These young people desperately need and rightfully deserve our love, support, encouragement and attention. The terrific children in the Juma programs are only looking for the chance that so many of us take for granted in our own lives. They are not asking for a hand out, rather a hand up. Think of all the sacrifices that other people have made for us in our climb up the mountain in the game of life. We cannot pull the ladder up behind us. With privilege and success come responsibility, duty and obligation. Make a difference. Give Juma and the dreams for a better tomorrow that burn so brightly in the hearts and minds of our young people a chance to blossom. I am proud of and loyal to the Juma cause, mission and purpose. Please, won’t you come with me? Let’s be the difference."

Well said Bill.

Juma's mission is explained by the following. "Juma Ventures San Diego Juma is a unique organization that breaks the cycle of poverty by ensuring young people complete a four-year degree.  They do this by employing low-income youth as vendors at Qualcomm Stadium and PETCO Park – Juma obtains bank accounts for youth-earned funds while administering financial literacy and providing college services and mentoring.  Juma’s ultimate goal it to ensure the successful completion of high school and college. Over 97% of Juma Ventures’ Youth graduate high school, with a 91% college going rate!"

Charity and Wine is not just a knowledge forum and reception; it is a unique fundraising opportunity,” explained Giving Group Chair Bob Alden.

Cool too is that for the month leading up to Charity and Wine events, invited guests are extended an exclusive invitation to join the University Club. The club then donates the new member’s enrollment fee directly back to the non-profit! .... How cool is that!

Social Diary Magazine's Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston were happy to support this Juma Ventures event.

P.S. - The University Club in San Diego is known as San Diego's finest private business club for a's done right!

To learn more about the University Club (one of ClubCorp's many great clubs worldwide) and/or arrange a private tour of the clubhouse, please contact the club by visiting them online at

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Giving Group Chair Bob Alden with Amy Present, an intern with ClubCorp

Bill Walton with Scott Johnston and Kima the Service Dog.... Bill Walton's wife Lori Walton did her psychology thesis on the benefits of Service Dogs.... the Walton household has 4 service dogs.

Some of the delightful ClubCorp appetizers by the University Club's Chef Eric Mauritzen

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Jackie Harris with John Dadian.... John is a longtime friend who knows everything going on in politics...

And the wine went perfectly with the magnificent ClubCorp views of sunset....

Brittany with Council Member Marti Emerald, and Yoana Gallardo

p.s. - Golf Inc.'s Most Powerful Person in Golf, Eric Affeldt & CEO of ClubCorp, is pictured here with the Social Diary Magazine's Margo Schwab (we are long time friends) and Kima Schwab-Johnston.

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Meanwhile down the way in Montenegro, Nat Rothschild threw quite the birthday bash hosting 300 of his closest friends for 3 days of fun including an over the top disco poolside. Rumoured to have cost upwards of 1 million pounds plus.... the guest list included quite the coterie of Euro / NYC mega-socials including one Social Diary Magazine friend who described the event as "AMAZING." ..... and she thought she had seen it all...

.... Meanwhile the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club has had 2 major celebs recently. Separately but A-List all the way... Sharon Stone and Leonardo Di Caprio.

.... Meanwhile Scott Johnston at the gun range in Kearny Mesa ran into the cast from MTV....they were there filming..


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* Margo Schwab, MBA, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego by way of Claremont Graduate School . Schwab additionally took college courses from Harvard University, and Syracuse University. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also continues to support animal organizations and the prevention of people and animal abuse. Schwab is the editor and co-owner of The Social Diary.

Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston of The Social Diary Magazine are pleased to announce a partnerships with the San Diego Humane Society and SD METRO Magazine. They have also partnered with Country Friends and the San Diego American Heart Association and the Arthritis Foundation.

Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston are both members of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club (Margo Schwab since 1974) and both are now members of the University Club and its worldwide ClubCorp Compass Society. Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston are Police Press credentialed by the Chief of Police, William Lansdowne.


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