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Letter to the Editors

Greetings all, from a past voice.

It is always exciting to read about what you are doing, and I congratulate you all on the hard work it has taken to reach this very productive point in SOHO history. To all my old friends and acquaintances I send hugs and fond regards. Miles Parker and I often talk over what is going on, and I am so happy you wrote a little about him in the current newsletter. As time goes by it is hard to remember what all may have gone on before, who is who and what they did.

It is to this end that I write you now. Nine years ago when I was on the Historical Sites Board, I was Founder, with Greg Garratt, (atty) of the Historic Preservation Endowment Fund, which is under the San Diego Foundation. With help from the usual special people like Pat Schaelchlin and Harry Evans, this Fund was established to provide an incentive, to meet one of the concerns of our community, as the Board was trying to bring the Historic Preservation Ordinance before the San Diego City Council. The purpose of the Fund is specifically for "endangered historic" projects or properties, and is not intended for legal fees, but rather for any grants of small amounts to large amounts, from the interest it earns. This would enable small preservation groups, or large, to pay for sudden emergency fundraising, mailings and phone bills, publicity, non-profit setup, etc, or could be used someday to purchase a structure outright. I am no longer a participating vote (it may go through the Foundation alone now) as I moved away, but be assured that a meeting with the Foundation's Director will get you a copy of the Endowment Fund parameters, and also details on how quickly any group or project could be put through for funding. I do not know the current money generated, but I suspect it may currently be around $4,000 a year, or better. Last I knew Mr. Kelly was Director, and he helped us set it up, and is a good help in expediting a project throughout the Grant request process.

It is my hope that you will give the Historic Preservation Endowment Fund some press in the newsletter, and also to any and all groups who might qualify for funding. Take care of yourselves, and if you get out to Fallbrook, I am easy to find, painting away and volunteering in the Art Community here.

Best regards to all of you!
Carol Lindemulder, SOHO President #4 and #9

2001 - Volume 32, Issue 3

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