San Diego philanthropists Doug and Geniya Manchester have given $1 million to Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns.

By Paul Sisson – San Diego Union-Tribune

The gift, presented Thursday during an annual event at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, is meant to support ongoing programs and services at the hospital. Sharp Mary Birch handles about 9,000 deliveries per year, making it by far the largest maternity facility in the region.

In honor of the donation, which is part of a larger $12 million fundraising campaign by the Sharp HealthCare network, Sharp will rename Mary Birch’s delivery center the “Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester Family Labor and Delivery Unit.”

Doug Manchester is a well-known real estate developer and former owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune. The beneficiaries of his philanthropy over the years have included his alma mater, San Diego State University, the maternity wing at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and The Bishop’s School.

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Doug Manchester as Ambassador to the Bahamas

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If confirmed, “Papa” Doug Manchester of California will serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Mr. Manchester is a leading industrialist with accomplishments on a national and international scale in telecommunications, radio broadcast, medical instrumentation, publishing, and real estate development. Since 1970, he has been Chairman of Manchester Financial Group, which has multiple divisions including Manchester Grand Resorts and M Commercial Properties. He leads the Manchester Charitable Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute. Mr. Manchester earned a B.S. from San Diego State University.

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