Sandra Hoyle | DMF Past President
The Del Mar Foundation recently elected a new slate of officers to lead the organization for 2020-2021. Betty Wheeler was elected President, replacing Sandra, who will remain on the Board as Past President. Betty’s previous board term (2006 – 2012) began after volunteering with the Cultural Arts Committee to create the Bluegrass and Beyond Series in 2004. She helped launch in the Community Endowment and spearheaded the creation and renovation of the Del Mar Community Building in 2012. Continuing on the Executive Board as Secretary is Alice Brown. Alice, a San Diego native, has lived in Del Mar since 1978 and is an active community volunteer, having served on the San Dieguito Lagoon Committee and the Del Mar Rose Society. Rounding out the slate is K. Alan Lonbom, who will continue to serve as Treasurer. Alan and his wife, along with their son, moved to the area in 2010. He retired five years ago from Deloitte & Touche LLP after a distinguished career as an audit partner with extensive experience serving clients in the firm’s energy & utilities sectors. Alan’s active with several local organizations including the City’s Finance committee and President of The Childs Primary School Board.
Over the past year, the Foundation welcomed Directors Jeff Barnouw, Annu Chopra, Jenny Galan, Kathy Grimm, Hylton Lonstein and Julie Maxey-Allison.
Sharon Bockoff and Amanda Allen continue to serve. Long-time members Bob Gans, Bill Morris, Mike Halpern, Karla Deerinck and most recently, Ira Sharp completed their board terms.
Over the past month, the Foundation has increased and expanded support to the Del Mar Community Connections’ Pandemic Response Drive Program that provides grocery, cleaning and hygiene product delivery each day, and the St. Peter’s Church’s Helping Hands food program which administers three meals each day to guests (from a local restaurant and two bagged lunches with a protein drink).
If you are interested in becoming more involved, please send us an email at http://bit.ly/DMF-email. Continue to check our website (www.delmarfoundation.org) and follow us on facebook.com/DelMarFoundation/and Instagram (@delmarfoundation) for updates.