- Bob Gans | President DMF
The Del Mar Foundation is pleased to welcome Sharon Bockoff and Jill Wheeler as new members of its Board of Directors. Both Sharon and Jill have substantial ties to the Foundation, having served as volunteer leaders for years.
Sharon Bockoff, a native of Detroit, Michigan, is a retired director of high school guidance counseling, who settled in Del Mar with her husband, Richard, in 1997. (Richard recently left the Board, having served as a member for the past four years). Sharon has been a member of the Foundation’s Grants Committee for the past five years, and has played an active role in many of the organization’s activities directed to our community members and their pets. She is a true dog lover, and you might recognize her name from one of the three dog fountains that she and Richard have donated to the City of Del Mar over the years. When she is not walking her French Brittany, Sharon enjoys golf, pilates, weight training, and showing off Del Mar to family and friends who come to visit.
Jill Wheeler is another Foundation volunteer veteran and Del Mar realtor, who arrived here by way of Long Island, NY in 2006. She and her husband, Daniel, have Woody, a kindergartener at Del Mar Heights Elementary, and Quincy, an eight-month-old who loves story time at the Del Mar Library. Jill will continue to stage the annual Easter Egg Hunt, as she has for the past several years, and will expand into additional Young Del Mar activities as a member of the Board. When Jill isn’t working for Willis Allen Del Mar or volunteering, she loves to surf with her family and do yoga.
The Foundation is so grateful to its many dedicated volunteers, like Sharon and Jill, who are willing to work on behalf of our community. If you are interested in helping to make Del Mar a great place to live and play, please email the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, or track down a Board member at one of our events. We look forward to hearing from you.