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San Marcos Community Foundation to celebrate its silver anniversary and more than $1 million in giving

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San Marcos Community Foundation to celebrate its silver anniversary and more than $1 million in giving

Community members are invited to a special celebration for the San Marcos Community Foundation (Foundation) as it celebrates its silver anniversary and more than $1 million in giving. The free event is slated for Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 7 pm at Heritage Park in Walnut Grove Park, 1952 Sycamore Drive in San Marcos.

“This event will celebrate our past, but will also focus on our exciting plans for the future,” explained San Marcos Community Foundation President Colleen Lukoff. “We will also highlight some of the amazing projects we’ve helped fund over the past two-and-a-half decades.”

The event is free; however, RSVPs are requested by Friday, May 10. Guests wishing to attend may RSVP with Melinda Cogle at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3145 or via email at mcogle@san-marcos.net.

The Foundation acts as a non-profit public benefits corporation to provide financial and other assistance to programs that benefit the City of San Marcos. Foundation board members are appointed by the San Marcos City Council.

Since making its first grants in 1988, the Foundation has provided more than $1 million to non-profit organizations serving the residents of San Marcos. Grants ranging up to $10,000 are given in the following categories: arts and culture, children and youth, civic life, education, health and well-being, military, seniors, and wildlife.

The Foundation was established by the San Marcos City Council in 1987 when they set aside a $1 million contribution from the builders of the North County Energy and Resource Recovery Center.

Applications from non-profit organizations serving San Marcos are always welcome. Grant requests of $1,500 or less (mini-grants) are accepted and decided monthly by the grants committee. Requests up to $10,000 (regular grants) are accepted and decided quarterly by the board of directors after review by the grants committee.

For more detailed information about the San Marcos Community Foundation, please visit www.sanmarcoscommunityfoundation.org

City of San Marcos celebrates its golden anniversary in 2013


The City of San Marcos’ golden anniversary of incorporation is on January 28, 2013 and a series of special events hosted by the San Marcos Historical Society are planned all year long to commemorate the occassion.

>>>> Click here to read more about the City’s history

The San Marcos Historical Society will be producing a 30-minute documentary featuring a series of interviews with several noteworthy San Marcos figures. Designed to bring awareness and historical significance to the City’s incorporation, the documentary and interviews in their entirety will also be made available to the community and maintained by the Historical Society. The final documentary will be available on the City’s website and aired on San Marcos Television.


Several events are planned throughout the year to celebrate the City’s anniversary!

Historical Society Open House and Birthday Celebration
Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm
Heritage Park at Walnut Grove Park
1952 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
An exhibit of artifacts and memorabilia commemorating the City’s incorporation will be launched at this event in the historic Mary Young Conners Hall.

Second Annual Road Rally and Time Travelers Tour
Saturday, May 4 from 9 am to 1 pm
Heritage Park at Walnut Grove Park
1952 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
Cars from 1960 to 1965 will be on display.

Summer Nights Rock ‘n Roll Costume Party
Date, time and location to be announced; will be held in August.

Horse Heritage Festival
Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 am to 3 pm

Holiday Open House
Date, time and location to be announced; will be held in December.
Heritage Park at Walnut Grove Park
1952 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069

San Elijo Life Turns Six!

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