January 5, 2015 – San Diego, CA – The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation(4SCF) seeks businesses interested in making a positive impact in their community by becoming a sponsor of the 2015 Thank You Run on Thanksgiving Day. The race has grown into a popular pre-turkey dinner tradition that benefits 4SCF, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, as well as Helen’s Closet, an organization that serves patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Last year’s race raised $20,000 for its causes and the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation put its share to work in its community in the form of grants benefitting local needs. In 2015, the foundation will celebrate its eighth year of supporting organizations, projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work and play in 4S Ranch and Del Sur.

Sponsorship packages start at $300 and span opportunities from a booth at the event to logo visibility on community posters, event t-shirt and more. Last year’s race experienced a 60 percent growth in registrations, totaling 1,300 participants for its 10K, 5K and one mile fun run options. The Thank You Run included a family festival at the finish line and food drive that collected more than 3,000 pounds of food.

For more information on sponsorship packages, contact event chair Theresa Shay at (858)-449-4970 or theresa@trustshay.com.

About the 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program
The Regional Outreach program, including the 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation, was established by The San Diego Foundation to build and promote a regional network of community affiliate foundations by leveraging local leadership in building endowments, increasing responsible and effective philanthropy, and promoting local and regional civic engagement. Since 2006, The San Diego Foundation has established affiliates in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Outreach program has exceeded 700 members, built endowments of more than $3.4 million overall, and granted more than $3.4 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region. For additional information, please visit sdfoundation.org/CommunityFoundations.

About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $666 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $897 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at sdfoundation.org.

Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Theresa Nakata, The San Diego Foundation, 619-890-1378, theresan@sdfoundation.org