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John and Yvonne Edmisten established the John and Yvonne Hsu Edmisten Scholarship in memory of Allan Voigt M.D.to provide scholarship support to students in memory of their close friend, Allan Voigt. Dr. Voigt was a physician who retired to SLO after a distinguished career.
In memory of Justin McCutcheon, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior golfer attending a High School in San Luis Obispo or northern Santa Barbara County that participates in the PAC-7 sports league.
When the sickest of the sick children in our community are diagnosed with cancer, they have to travel to the few medical centers outside our area that focus on their disease. These centers, many of which also treat adults, have a long history of developing the treatments that are being used today to save lives locally.
The Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to supporting the development of life-saving treatments for pediatric cancer, specifically the one most prevalent in infants and young children.
In addition, KCRF published a free guide for dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The book, Steps to Hope, was designed to benefit both children and adults with cancer. The reviews were unanimous: “The book will save lives.” It was even endorsed by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee—Pulitzer Prize winner for his book, The Emperor of All Maladies—who recommended it to Reader’s Digest resulting in an article featuring Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation that appeared in the March 2014 issue.
The Community Foundation created the Leadership Fund to keep our operations sustainable as we respond to ever increasing requests for services. This fund supports The Community Foundation's philanthropic leadership in San Luis Obispo County.
The Maureen "Mo" Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Maureen "Mo" Clancy. Mo lived to help others and will forever be remembered as a strong-willed, loving and passionate person. She will forever be in the hearts of those who loved her, and with this scholarship, her legacy of service, love and compassion will live on. The scholarship will provide support to girls who participated during high school in cross country and/or track and field and who will pursue a post-secondary education.
The Move to End DV Fund supports the Move to End DV Project begun by Meathead Movers. The Move to End DV Project is a campaign to encourage other businesses to donate products or services to survivors of domestic violence, as well as domestic violence shelters. It will also administer an ambassador program through which individuals will work with shelters and businesses to coordinate matching needs with donors.