Philanthropy

  • Petco Foundation invests in lifesaving work of Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    Petco Foundation invests in lifesaving work of Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    The lifesaving work of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) in Encinitas is getting a boost thanks to a $100,000 grant from The Petco Foundation. “This will contribute to the mission of your Rancho Coastal Humane Society,” said RCHS President Jim Silveira. “Our Friends of County Animal Shelters...

  • Duo biking coast to coast for ALS research

    Duo biking coast to coast for ALS research

    Two Encinitas residents will dip their rear bike wheels into the Pacific Ocean on May 8, the start of what they both called a "big adventure for two old guys." Kevin McCauley and Jim Quigley, both 60, are pedaling coast to coast — 3,415 miles — to fundraise for the Team Godfather Charitable Foundation,...

  • Encinitas volunteers recognized for service

    The Encinitas Parks and Recreation Commission and Encinitas Senior Commission recently recognized local volunteers for outstanding service to the community. On April 21, the parks commission selected Jon Rodrigue as the 2015 Outstanding Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year Award for volunteering...

  • Issa gives Congressional awards to Encinitas siblings

    Issa gives Congressional awards to Encinitas siblings

    Seven area youths recognized in total

  • Local to run Boston Marathon in honor of Glen Doherty

    Local to run Boston Marathon in honor of Glen Doherty

    Resident Nikki Miller will run the Boston Marathon on April 18 to benefit a memorial foundation for Glen Doherty, a former Navy Seal who was killed in 2012 during a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Miller met Doherty about eight years ago while training at U.S. Crossfit...

  • Nature and Culture International names new chairman

    Nature and Culture International names new chairman

    Nature and Culture International (NCI), a Del Mar-based conservation organization, welcomes a new Chairman of the Board from Encinitas as it enters its 20th year of saving tropical forests and the many plant and animal species that call them home. NCI was founded in 1996 by long-time Del Mar resident...

  • Bike-A-Thon benefits children, families and children

    Bike-A-Thon benefits children, families and children

    Over 300 people participated in the 14th Annual Bike-A-Thon held Feb. 20 at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, benefiting the Y’s outreach for children, families and seniors in the North County Coastal Community. This year’s emcee for the first half of the event was Paratriathlete, Amy Dixon, a U.S....

  • Literacy pirate sails to 100,000 book donations

    Literacy pirate sails to 100,000 book donations

    Captain Book sports an eye patch, parrot and spyglass, looking like a sailor on the hunt for treasure. But this pirate’s only goal is advancing children’s literacy. The captain and his crew from the Kiwanis Club of Greater Encinitas have given away more than 100,000 free books to kids, a feat that...

  • Don Diego Scholarship Foundation marks 30th anniversary

    Don Diego Scholarship Foundation marks 30th anniversary

    In the mid-1980s, Del Mar Fairgrounds officials brainstormed about a suitable tribute to actor Tom Hernandez, who had recently passed away from leukemia after portraying the character of Don Diego, the fair's goodwill ambassador, for 37 years. The idea they came up with - a scholarship fund named...

  • Volunteers plant ambitious ‘food forest’ on Leichtag land

    Volunteers plant ambitious ‘food forest’ on Leichtag land

    A “food forest” that will welcome community foraging, feed the poor and train the next generation of farmers recently took root at the Leichtag Foundation property in Encinitas. More than 200 volunteers on Jan. 24 planted 1,000 trees along sloped Leichtag land, with ocean views as the backdrop....

  • Encinitas Turkey Trot gifts thousands to coastal communities

    More than 3,000 runners – local San Diego families and tourists alike – celebrated Thanksgiving morning with a fun holiday cruise along the coast. The Annual Encinitas 101 Turkey Trot hosted thousands of participants and spectators for a 5K and 10K, Nov. 26. A family tradition, the race is both...

  • Local grandmothers give hope with annual City of Hope fundraiser

    Local grandmothers give hope with annual City of Hope fundraiser

    With the New Year underway, a group of grandmothers already know what they want to accomplish in 2016. Having already walked hundreds of miles to raise funds for the City of Hope, they hope to grow their local event to raise even more money for cancer research and treatment in the coming year....

  • Cardiff vet heads volunteer day for shelter cats and dogs

    Cardiff vet heads volunteer day for shelter cats and dogs

    Thanks to Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties & Oral Surgery, nearly two-dozen shelter animals will hopefully find a home for the holidays. Headed by Cardiff’s Dr. Brook Niemiec, a team of veterinarians and specialists recently donated a full day of complete dental work on shelter...

  • Encinitas foundation fights for juvenile myositis cure

    Encinitas foundation fights for juvenile myositis cure

    Encinitas parents Shari and Tom Hume have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Although diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, their son, Parker, is an otherwise happy and healthy high school senior. And the nonprofit they created in his honor, Cure JM Foundation, is raising awareness about...

  • Surfing Madonna bricks and pavers raise funds for ocean conservation, education programs

    Surfing Madonna bricks and pavers raise funds for ocean conservation, education programs

    The 10’x10’ glass mosaic depicting the lady of Guadalupe on a surfboard riding a monster Teahupoo wave with the message “Save the Ocean” down the side has evolved into a nonprofit, Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, that has brought a tidal wave of positivity to the North County communities. In the...

  • Encinitas Elks provide Thanksgiving dinner for homeless veterans

    Encinitas Elks provide Thanksgiving dinner for homeless veterans

    The Encinitas Elks Lodge No. 2243 donated more than 600 pounds of food for Thanksgiving dinner for seven families in the “Welcome Home” program at Veterans Village of San Diego. Each family received a basket filled with turkey, pies and all the traditional Thanksgiving foods. The Welcome Home...

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