Weidner Family Fund
My wise husband Bob had great advice for me. “Evelyn, you do what you do best, let someone else do the rest.” I’m Best at Weidner’s Gardens sharing my knowledge of plants and gardening. Part time now that I’m finally retirement age.
I do my Best for the Heritage Ranch Museum as we work to preserve the stories and lives of many flower growers of the area. I give my Best to my church, Solana Beach Presbyterian ,by co-leading a small group Bible study.
When it comes to handling the money I have earmarked for my charitable giving there was no doubt in my mind that Coastal Community Foundation would be the Best organization to take care of my funds. When my family and I decided to put our charitable funds into a Donor Advised Fund we went for the Best place-our own Coastal Community Foundation. I let them do what they do Best.
Junior Cares (Mark Girard Jr. Memorial Fund)
In 2014, at age 27, Mark Jr.’s life was tragically ended as a victim of a violent crime. As our family struggles with the loss of Jr., we felt the need to continue his work as a conservationist. He grew up in Carlsbad / Encinitas and was passionate about the outdoors in his personal and professional life. Mark Jr. would donate money and volunteer with nonprofits that promoted conservation, preservation, restoration and education. Through Jr. Cares, Tyler, Elijah and Kathryn (his closest friends) will help the Girard family select charities that honor his outdoor stewardship and continue his focus for donations.
We decided to establish a Donor Advised Fund with Coastal Community Foundation because of its excellent reputation in the North Coastal area, where we have lived for many years. In particular, we have appreciated the support CCF has given to local educational and environmental causes. A Donor Advised Fund is a great vehicle for making charitable contributions and entrusting its management to a worthwhile local organization amplifies the benefit and satisfaction of giving.
Encinitas is our home, where we have put down our roots since 1968, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to give back to our community through a local donor advised fund. Supporting nonprofit organizations in our own community, such as Heritage Ranch, home of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, gives us great joy. Thank you Coastal Community Foundation.
Orphan Family Fund
We started the Orphan Family donor advised fund as a convenient means of supporting charities such as those addressing needs in education, the environment and science. We especially appreciate the vetting of charities by Coastal Community Foundation which helps ensure that funds are used effectively.