A Letter From Our President & CEO: Make A Wish & Community Foundation Week

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Dear Ventura County Community Foundation Family,

This past Monday, VCCF was honored to help sponsor Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties’ LA RAMS Night for Wishes. Their talented CEO, Pattie Mullins, always shares about the power of wishes, and you could definitely see it that evening in the face of this very sick little boy as he was granted his big wish.

After the virtual event, I visited Make-A-Wish’s website and smiled as I came across 6-year-old Elizabeth, the tiny fashionista, who doesn’t let her leukemia diagnosis get in the way of expressing herself through style. Her wish involved working with the Macy’s Fashion Office to design a dress with their INC team in January. Could you just imagine?!

And, I can’t even tell you how ecstatic 7-year-old Tai was when he received his wish to be a Pokemon Master!

As you’ve surely come to appreciate, because of you, the Ventura County Community Foundation is able to support hundreds of local nonprofit organizations and thousands of their clients. The causes we are able to support together include education, the arts, animals, the environment, senior services, social justice, health and wellness… and the list goes on and on!

From November 12 to 18, we celebrate Community Foundation Week, a time when we can share and reflect on the stories of impact built over a 33-year history. We are proud to be a part of a network of more than 900+ community foundations across the country dedicated to bringing donors and residents together to create a better world.

I hope you’ll join me in recognizing our collective impact and the difference we can all make together. Your love and generosity warms the hearts of so many. Thank you!

My best to you,


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