Navy SEAL Foundation executive director comes to Rancho Santa Fe


More than one year ago, a group of local men came together to support the work of the Navy SEAL Foundation. The Endowment Leadership Initiative (ELI) and its 15 members is led by Greg Hillgren and is supported through the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

On Wednesday night, Feb. 29, the group welcomed Jim Smith, executive director of the Navy SEAL Foundation, to a private dinner at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, for current members and their guests, several of whom will be joining the ELI. The goal of the ELI is to raise $500,000 in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation which provides a variety of services and programs for active duty SEALs and their families.

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