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Helen and Ronald Dunin Memorial Endowment Fund

Ron Dunin, former three-term mayor of San Luis Obispo, was best known for his tireless service to civic causes. He and his wife, Helen, were Polish immigrants who considered themselves fortunate beneficiaries of help and support that they needed during critical times in their lives. Their philanthropic response to their good fortune was to establish a legacy through the Helen and Ronald Dunin Memorial Endowment Fund with The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County. Their Fund assists members of our community who are trying to help themselves, and need a hand up to get started.

The Dunins trusted The Community Foundation’s judgment in identifying the needs in our community, and offered very broad parameters for their fund that allow maximum flexibility in responding to diverse urgent and critical issues in our community.

See the Opportunity to Thrive Grants Program for more information about how the Dunin's legacy continues to support our community. 

*Dunin photo courtesy of the History Center of San Luis Obispo County

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