LJCF October 2020 Newsletter

The purpose of the La Jolla Community Foundation is to foster a sense of community and connection among La Jollans
The purpose of the La Jolla Community Foundation is to foster a sense of community and connection among La Jollans

We hope this update finds you and your loved ones healthy and well.   

Although we cannot meet or gather amid the pandemic, the board of the La Jolla Community Foundation continues to actively seek funding for the Streetscape project. 

Comparable to piazzas throughout Europe, the proposed Promenade overlooking Cove Park will be transformative for the La Jolla community. Planners say the pedestrian-only plaza will serve as an inviting, appealing public space where community members and visitors can enjoy the outdoors and views of the La Jolla shoreline. Two-way traffic will be directed to The Dip and diagonal spaces on the south side of lower Girard Avenue will be designed to accommodate parking.

Your support is critical to this revitalization of our community. The Streetscape project will contribute significantly to our public realm, which helps define our community’s aesthetic quality, identity, economic activity, health, and social cohesion.

This project will have a significant impact on how people perceive and interact with the La Jolla community. It will increase access for pedestrians by creating a more walkable option, which can help reduce automobile traffic, improve public health, stimulate local economic activity, and attract residents and visitors.

If you would like more information on how you can help, please contact Trudy Armstrong at (619)764-8602 or trudy@sdfoundation.org.

Member Spotlight: Susan McClellan

We are excited to introduce our Grants Chair and La Jolla Community Foundation member, Susan McClellan.

Susan’s leadership in our region is diverse and expansive. She serves on several nonprofit Boards including the San Diego Zoo Global Foundation, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, and the National Conflict Resolution Center. She has also worked with Voices for Children, Las Patronas, National Charity League, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, LEAD San Diego, The San Diego Women’s Foundation and the Junior League of San Diego.

For Susan, a resident of La Jolla for 40 years, home is where the heart is. Susan joined the La Jolla Community Foundation to help improve the culture, philanthropy, arts and infrastructure of the beautiful La Jolla community. As Grants Chair, her committee has granted funds to numerous nonprofits with projects in La Jolla, including the La Jolla Playhouse, UC San Diego’s Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination’s Beach Physics and BE WiSE programs, the Muirlands Foundation, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla Parks and Beaches, among many others.

Thank you, Susan, for all that you do to inspire enduring philanthropy and enable community solutions to improve the quality of life in the La Jolla community and San Diego County.