Sandra Hoyle, DMF President
Throughout the Foundation’s 38-year history, as we adapt to changing times, our diverse array of programs, activities, and grants have something important in common: to stay true to the visionary course adopted by our founders and to develop and manage the resources that make it possible to bring that vision to fruition.
Our Cultural Arts committee is dedicated to bringing a wide variety of concerts, lectures and other performances to the community. Its flagship program, the First Thursdays subscription series, offers world-class performances while the Bluegrass and Beyond series brings nationally-recognized bluegrass and acoustic musicians to Del Mar each year.
Special Events produces and hosts events that bring newly arrived and long-time residents, neighbors and friends together. They also host a variety of programs including Picnic at Powerhouse Park, our popular speaker series DMF Talks, and Pet and their Owner “Meet & Greet” events.
Young Del Mar is devoted to reaching youth of all ages to help build an early sense of cohesiveness and community. Our free annual events include the 4th of July Parade, Easter Egg Hunt and the Spooktacular Beach Bonfire.
The Summer Twilight Concerts series takes place between June and September at Powerhouse Park and traditionally offers four or five free events that gather residents and visitors for unparalleled musical entertainment.
Supporting community projects, organizations and acquisitions is core to our Mission. The Grants committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Board.
The Communications committee disseminates information about our activities to the community. We depend on successful fundraising and support from our donors to support our Mission. Our Development committee manages our campaigns, and raises funds for special projects, grants and programs.
The Del Mar Foundation prides itself on being an active, hands-on organization powered by inspired volunteers and generous donors from a broad cross-section of the community. There is truly something for everyone who volunteers with the Foundation. We welcome your involvement! If you would like to get involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect you with the committee that interests you!