Fund  Spotlight – Eric Lee Dodson Memorial Fund

The Eric Lee Dodson Memorial Fund was established by the Dodson family to honor Eric by creating a special fund focusing on his life’s work in music and sound production for special events and performing artists.  Eric spent most of his early years in Solana Beach.  Growing up he loved playing football while attending Santa Fe Christian School (’83).  After earning an AA degree he bgan his career in sound production / engineering  at local events, churches and clubs.  Eric formed his own business working with big name performing music groups at special events all across the country.  Locally, his sound talent could be heard on Sundays at Redeemer Church in Encinitas for their services, at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar for their concerts, weddings and corporate events and at the Comic Con shows.

He lived with his two daughters Amanda and Melody in Encinitas.  He was a consummate father and shared wonderful times with them.  The Eric Lee Dodson Memorial Fund, which honors Eric and his lifelong career in entertainment and sound, will help support the North Coast Repertory Theatre capital campaign for the building of a new theater venue.  To make a donation to Eric’s fund, send a check to Coastal Community Foundation, 162 s. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. F50, Encintas, CA 92024  Please write Eric Dodson on the memo line.  To make an online donation by credit card, please click on this link.


Mental Health Grants Awarded – June 2017

Over $12,000 from the Mental Health Fund at Coastal Community Foundation was awarded to four nonprofits. The Mental Health Fund was begun in 1997 by a Solana Beach donor who wished to provide support for early intervention mental health services and counseling for youths 21 years and younger.  The following are the 2017 grantees:

Community Resource Center received $3,000 for counseling services for youths who have been exposed to domestic violence.

Solutions for Change were given $3,500 for mentoring and support to homeless youths ages 14-18.

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) will use its $2,500 grant for crisis intervention for traumatic events at local high schools and also for training youths 15 plus to support peers through the TIP Teen Program.

The Women’s Resource Center was given $3,500 for counseling and activities for children living in the domestic violence shelter.

Hand To Hand: Promoting Positive Change In The Lives Of Women And Girls

In late January, guests at the seventh annual Hand to Hand grant ceremony learned how the programs which received a grant have personally impacted women and girls in the County.  

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