Charles and Gail Kendall, through their Family Donor Advised Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, have selected I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) as the recipient for a $25,000 grant to build awareness and encourage environmental stewardship in more than 30,000 youth throughout San Diego. ILACSD will host a Matching Funds Campaign coinciding with Earth Month from March 1 – April 30, 2016, with the goal to match every dollar donated by the Kendalls in order to maximize their donation.
“We are deeply grateful that the Kendalls recognize that engaging San Diego’s future generations will have a lasting and positive impact on our region,” said Pauline Martinson, executive director of I Love A Clean San Diego, “Chuck and Gail Kendall are investing in a clean San Diego.”
I Love A Clean San Diego’s countywide education and cleanups programs engage and inspire more than 60,000 youth and adults each year to improve the health and beauty of San Diego’s canyons, beaches, waterways, and open spaces.
The Kendall family donations have been primarily focused on education – Hillsdale College, The Cambridge School, Reality Changers, and local health services, such as Scripps Encinitas. The Kendalls say supporting ILACSD is a natural fit because their programs make it fun for students to learn about the environment. I Love A Clean San Diego connects youth with nature in a way that inspires them to protect it.
The ILACSD Matching Funds Campaign will culminate at the organization’s signature countywide cleanup event, Creek to Bay on Saturday, April 23, where individuals will see their dollars put into action at the 100 cleanup sites around San Diego county. ILACSD is asking for the community’s financial support to connect tens of thousands of San Diego County’s youth and adults to their nearby beaches, canyons and waterways. Through local cleanups and environmental education presentations, ILACSD strives to inspire youth to be environmental stewards for life.
Charitable gifts of any size are welcome. Gifts to the ILACSD Matching Funds Campaign can be made online at CleanSD.org or by mail sent to 2508 Historic Decatur Rd. Ste. 150, San Diego, CA 92106.
On Friday, April 1, registration will open for ILACSD’s signature event, the Creek to Bay Cleanup, when thousands of San Diegans join together to clean and beautify 100 parks, beaches, and canyons across San Diego County. To learn more, visit CreektoBay.org.