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Salute to Sandra
Bob Gans | Hoska Drive

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It is often said that if you want something done, get a busy person to do it. Based on that universal truth, the Del Mar Foundation could not have made a better selection than Sandra Hoyle as its new president. The mother of five daughters ranging in age from 17 to 6, Sandra has been the paradigm of volunteerism since arriving in Del Mar with her husband, Randy, approximately ten years ago. “I can’t imagine my life without volunteering for my local community,” Sandra shared recently. “It’s such a great way to meet people and to really feel connected. I think most people in Del Mar feel the same way, which is one of the things that makes it so special.”

Sandra has put those words into action repeatedly. She has served in a multitude of roles for the Foundation over the past several years, serving as Secretary, Vice President, and chair of its Young Del Mar and Special Events committees. She is the creator and primary architect of the Annual Picnic at Powerhouse Park, (which seems to get bigger every year), and she also was responsible for staging the free community party at the Barn at the Beach during the 2018 Breeders’ Cup festivities. Sandra also has been involved in planning countless other Foundation events, including its Earth Day celebrations, DMF Talks, community meet and greets, summer movie series, and too many young family events to count.

So what does Sandra do when she’s not working for the Foundation or caring for her family? Of course, she volunteers! A former president of the Del Mar Hills PTA, she continues to volunteer for the school while also serving as President-Elect of the San Dieguito Chapter of the National Charity League: a mother-daughter organization devoted to philanthropic work, educational activities, leadership training, and cultural events, lasting from seventh through twelfth grades. In her spare time, she serves as a member of the Family Advisory Council for Rady Children’s Hospital.

Sandra clearly has a lot of interests. The Foundation, however, may hold a special place in her heart. “I think there are a number of great causes out there, but I also think it’s important not to forget your own community. Del Mar is so special because we have so many people who are devoted to making it such a wonderful place to live. That’s what the mission of the Foundation is all about, and why I think it’s such a great organization.” On behalf of the Board of the Foundation, we couldn’t agree more, and feel very lucky to have Sandra leading us.



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