Del Mar Foundation year-end fundraising campaign begins

In the next few days, every home in Del Mar will receive the Del Mar Foundation’s fall newsletter with an annual request for support. If you have not yet given to the Del Mar Foundation this year, here are three good reasons (among many) for doing so today.

•You and your family love Del Mar Foundation activities and events.

•Activities include the free Summer Twilight Concerts, Halloween Dog Parade, the children’s 4th of July Parade, the Spooktacular Beach Bonfire, Easter Egg Hunt, Holiday party and toddler playgroups. For adults, activities include the free speaker’s series, DMF Talks, with recent presentations by Rob Wellington Quigley, the architect of San Diego’s new Central Library, local filmmaker Noah Tafolla as seen on KPBS’ Wonderland, and Dr. Larry Goldstein, director of UC San Diego’s Stem Cell Program and author of Stem Cells for Dummies.

For music fans, the Del Mar Foundation’s Cultural Arts program includes subscription-based, as well as open concerts, featuring highest caliber performers.

•Your donation helps the Del Mar Foundation help others.

This year, for example, the Del Mar Foundation provided beach accessible wheelchairs to the Wounded Warriors program, which supports wounded military members. The Foundation also provided scholarships to participants in the Del Mar Jr. Lifeguards program and helped fund nine bike racks, installed at beach access points. In the recent past, Del Mar Foundation made an initial $35,000 grant for the Beach Safety Center through the Friends of the Powerhouse, plus a $10,000 matching grant for the boardwalk and garden. These are just a few examples.

•Your donation dollars go far thanks to friends and neighbors, our dedicated volunteers.

Since 2005, over 24,000 volunteer hours have been committed to making Del Mar a better place to live. Volunteer-run committees enable the Foundation to provide highest quality events, as well as financial management and fiscal sponsorship, in the most efficient way possible.

If you love these activities, if you want to help others, if you appreciate the prudent use of your donated dollars and the hard work of Foundation volunteers, this is the time to show your support. Look for your Del Mar Foundation newsletter and give what you can.

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