Happy New Year from the RBCF Board

RBCF Board

Debbie Kurth, President, Alex Lawn; Kimberly Koll ,Michael Ortiz; Dave Brooks and Daniel Wilson, Grant Chair (missing from photo Bonnie Ann Dowd; Mary Karscig and Liz Mularkey)

We hope your holiday season was happy, safe and healthy!

The board is excited to begin a new year of grant making. I would like to invite you to let me or Trudy Armstrong know if you would like to have a one-on-one discussion about the work of the RB Community Foundation.  I look forward to getting to know each of our members on a more personal level.

If you would like to participate at a deeper level on grants, membership or events committees, please let me know or contact Trudy Armstrong at trudy@sdfoundation.org.

RBCF Mixer

Join fellow RBCF members at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, for a fun evening of mixing, mingling and sweeping views at the beautiful new venue for San Diego Oasis at Rancho Bernardo. Catch up with old friends and neighbors and bring a guest to learn all about the good work we are up to! Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

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We were thrilled to see so many of you at our annual community Thanksgiving luncheon. It was wonderful to be together to celebrate this wonderful community with dear friends and grant over $100,000 to our incredible nonprofits serving Rancho Bernardo.

RBCF grantee

As you can see, our board continues to work in support of our community. But nothing is possible without your generous donations. It is your membership that makes all of this possible. Please know how grateful we are for your continued support!

Debbie Kurth
Chair, 2024
Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation

Member Spotlight: Barbara and Dick Warden

Barbara and Dick Warden

Dick and I are delighted to be members of Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation!

For many years, RBCF has supported dozens of worthwhile organizations in our community through grants given each year. All these grants have enhanced the quality of life for our residents. We applaud the many members of the foundation, and their willingness to continue to help make our wonderful community even better!

Grantee Spotlight: Voices for Children

In 2022, we had 958 CASAs advocating on behalf of 1,377 San Diego County children in foster care, including two CASAs who advocated for children from Rancho Bernardo. VFC also recruited, trained and screened 206 new CASAs. Each of these CASAs subsequently advocated on behalf of children, including two from Rancho Bernardo, who had experienced abuse and neglect.

Voices for Children

Check out this write-up on one of our recent success stories!