The Las Patronas Endowment Fund

The Las Patronas Endowment Fund was established in 1990 to provide our members and community supporters an enduring way to support the charitable activities of Las Patronas. The Fund is a stable and permanent reserve that generates income which may be distributed to qualified beneficiaries via a Legacy Society Grant. Members of the Legacy Society have included Las Patronas in their planned giving or made a direct contribution of $10,000 or more.

2020 Legacy Society Grant

Home Start

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With funds from Las Patronas Home Start will purchase an 8′ by 12′ Studio Shed to serve as an on-site therapy office/ program space. The shed will provide on-site office space for staff, as well as provide convenient, confidential space for various group and individual private therapy sessions for MHP residents and their children.

Home Start’s Maternity Housing Program (MHP) provides stable housing and wraparound supportive services for homeless young mothers and their children. Our MHP is the first of its kind in San Diego to address homelessness specifically designed for pregnant/parenting young mothers and their children by providing affordable case-managed housing in an urban region that faces an extreme shortage of housing for low-income individuals and families. Mothers receive evidence-based parenting education, assistance with securing child-care, assistance with enrolling in college-level courses, counseling, personal health and nutrition education, substance abuse prevention, job training resources, independent living, and healthy relationship training.

Previous Legacy Society Grant Recipients

2019 – Monarch School
2018 – Foundation for Animal Care and Education
2017 – Social Advocates for Youth, Inc.
2016 – Big Sister League of San Diego

Direct Donations to the Endowment

Direct donations may be made to the Fund in honor of or in memory of a loved one or to acknowledge a milestone. Supporters who make a direct donation of $10,000 or more are recognized as Las Patronas Legacy Society members, along with those who have included Las Patronas in their planned giving. To make a gift, mail a check to: Lin Foletta, Investment Committee Chair, P.O. Box 1888, La Jolla, CA 92038-1888, or donate online.

Contact Us

Cheryl Cousino
Investment Committee Chair
P.O. Box 1888
La Jolla, CA 92038-1888
(619) 253-9414

Legacy Society Advisory Representative Committee

Lisa Albanez
Kelley Albence
Sherrie Black
Susie Piegza
Katy Dessent

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Thank You to our Legacy Society Members

Las Patronas would like to thank our Legacy Society members for including the Las Patronas Endowment Fund as beneficiary in their will or estate plan, or who have given a Direct Donation to the Las Patronas Endowment Fund of $10,000 or above.

Reid Abrams and Micki Olin
Lisa and Raul Albanez
Kelley and Chris Albence
Susanna Aalbers
Lisa Betyar
Sherrie and Brad Black
Annette and Daniel Bradbury
Sarah Burton-Hawkins
Cathy and Chris Carroll
Patricia Jasper Clark
Lisa and Joe D’Angelo
Dawn Davidson Family
Katy and Michael Dessent
Anne and Chuck Dick
Linda Dicker
Nancy Didricksen
Barbara and Walter Doren
Cathie East
Lin and Mark Foletta
Gay and Steve Grossman
Helen Hammond
Megan Heine
Nicole and Lindsay Holland
Teresa Hixson
Claudia and Jeff Johnson
Jena and Robert Joyce
Jennifer and Jim Kelly
Kelly and Mark Kjos
Michelle and Brett Lanuti
Alison and Craig Lee
Kimberly Lee
Sherry and Jeff Macelli
Cathy and Mike Maywood
Barbara Mulligan
Elaine Murphy
Susan Myerson
Caroline and Nicolas Nierenberg
Marty and David Pendarvis
Susan and Edward Piegza
Leigh Plesniak
Marlena and Patrick Poulin
Nicole and David Repp
Mary Rose Schwartz
Timothy and Emily Scott
Sharon Siegener Estate
Kathryn Stephens
Michelle and Joe Wiseman

Thank You to those who have made a Direct Donation to the Las Patronas Endowment Fund

In Memory of McClellan’s Mother Jink: Charles and Anne Dick
In Memory of Christine Stalder, Joan Wilson, Vicki Fraser Costello: Barbara Doren
In Memory of Bege Gravette: Judith and Michael Allen, Christine Andrews, Pamela Avoyer, Marjorie Berns, Rex and Laurelyn Carlisle, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Campbell, Berneice Copeland, Barbara and Walter Doren, Julie Fiss, Marcie Frank, Michael and Melody Gentry, John and Anne Gilchrist, Helen Hammond, Kim and Christine Kennedy, Betsy and Brad Kronschnabel, Marcia Littler and Family, Christine and John Michaelson, Elspeth and Jim Myer, Susan Myerson, Phil and Anita Patterson, Kathy Scott, Patrick and Jeanie Scott, Charles and Gerry Scribner, William and Gayle Taylor, Dixie and Kenneth Unruh, Marilee and Steve Warfield, Dennis and Sherry White
In Memory of Marlena Poulin: Steve and Margaret Banach, Annette and Daniel Bradbury, Julie Fiss, Sandra Gines and Brian Kinstler (The Gines Family), Cathy Kanter, Kathryn and Mark Munoz, Alison and Craig Lee, Leigh Plesniak
In Honor of The Platinum Sisters (2015-16 Las Patronas Advisory Reps): Caroline and Nicolas Nierenberg
In Memory of Betty Beardsley: Marjorie Berns, Barbara and Wally Doren, Gerry and Charles Scribner, Barbara Stevens
In Memory of Nicole Repp: Lisa Albanez, Kelly Kjos, Kathryn and Mark Munoz, Leigh Plesniak, Michelle Wiseman
In Memory of Benjy Farrar: Sarah Preston Burton, Peter and Diana Gonzalez
In Memory of Vicki Fraser Costello: Barbara Doren
In Honor of Linda and Rick Dicker: Karen Miller
In Memory of Karen Gabsch Walter and Barbara Doren
In Memory of Victoria Adams Walter and Barbara Doren
In Memory of Paul Palmer Walter and Barbara Doren, Susan Myerson
In Memory of Syd Jones Walter and Barbara Doren

Las Patronas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; federal tax ID #95-6051480.