Board, Leadership Update

The Carlsbad Community Foundation (CCF) Board is excited to welcome our newest board member Diane Proulx of Grand Pacific Resorts. Grand Pacific Resorts has been a corporate member of CCF since 2015.

Diane Proulx

Diane Proulx

Diane will be filling a seat reserved for a representative of a CCF Corporate Member. When asked why Diane agreed to join the board as the Corporate

Representative, she quoted Mahatma Gandhi: “’In a gentle way, you can shake the world’, so I thought I would shake Carlsbad’s world!”

We appreciate the support Grand Pacific Resorts has shown us and look forward to working with Diane on the continued success and growth of CCF.

Carlsbad Committees

Are you interested in serving on a committee?

Our membership and grants committees are looking for new members. Both meet an average of once per month and make for an extremely rewarding volunteer experience. Come join, us and get to know Carlsbad in ways you didn’t even imagine!

Please contact Estela Mitrani at or (619) 814-1383 if you would like to learn more

‘Under 40 Membership’ Launch

In an effort to spread the spirit of philanthropy to Carlsbad’s younger generations, CCF is launching a new membership level available to those that are under 40.

We hope that the Under 40 Membership will give those that are not yet in the position to invest in Carlsbad at the full membership level a taste of what community pooling is all about.

“Our goal is to encourage the next generation of young philanthropists to make an impact in their community through giving,” said Craig Knutsen, CCF Membership Chair. “The future of CCF depends on it.”

Under 40 Membership

In an effort to spread the spirit of philanthropy to Carlsbad’s younger generations, CCF is launching a new membership level available to those that are under 40.

The idea that we can do more together rather than as individuals is nothing new to Carlsbad. We hope to inspire a new generation of game changers for the good of our community.

For a minimum contribution of $250 per year, an Under 40 Member will be able to enjoy the same benefits as regular membership, including:

  • Voting
  • Events
  • Networking
  • Giving Back

If you would like to purchase an Under 40 Membership for someone else or would like to learn more, please contact Estela Mitrani at or (619) 814-1383. The website will be prepared to process such memberships after the official launch of the program during our membership mixer on April 14, 2016.

Upcoming News and Events

We hope that you can join the CCF for our Spring Membership Mixer Thursday, April 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Aviation (formerly Premier Jet) private jet airport located at McClellan-Palomar Airport.

Hear past CCF grantee Kids’ Turn San Diego share updates about their program, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres while mingling with your fellow members and neighbors. Free for members and guests. We will also launching our new Under 40 Program. Bring a friend!


Or, call Colleen McEniry at (619) 814-1326 to RSVP.

Grantee Video Spotlights

In preparation for our 10th anniversary, we reached out to all of our past grantees and asked if they would be willing to share their success with us in hopes of continuing our impact for years to come.

We wanted to know more about what impact, short or long term, our CCF grant has had on their organization, including personal stories, people touched, additional funding secured and more.

We received some beautiful videos in response to this request, which we will be posting as the year goes on. We would like to first share two videos with you.

The first is from 2014 grantee Carlsbad High School TV Booster Club Program:

The second is from 2013 grantee The San Diego Humane Society, Project Wildlife Program:

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