La Jolla Community Foundation adds new board members
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By Pat Sherman
The La Jolla Community Foundation (LJCF), an all-volunteer community service organization under the San Diego Foundation umbrella, has announced the addition of new board members Julie Dubick and Lynn Gorguze.
“We are thrilled that Julie and Lynn have decided to join us in our work to encourage civic engagement and pride through local philanthropy,” said Phyllis Pfeiffer, chair of the LJCF board and publisher of the La Jolla Light. “The board and I are excited about the wealth of knowledge that Julie and Lynn bring to the table.”
implementing citywide policies, communicating with media and elected officials, and handling state and federal relations and staff management.
Dubick said she was seeking an outlet to serve the community after leaving her post at city hall at the end of last year.
“It is an excellent fit,” she said. “I’ve worked for the whole city and have that knowledge that I can bring to help La Jolla and enhance the great work the foundation is already doing.
“As a new member I’d like to listen and learn, but if there is something in particular that my past work can help them with, that’s what I’m there for,” Dubick said.
“I love anything that deals with education and supporting the schools in La Jolla. If anything comes up in that area, that is a particular joy of mine.”
Prior to her tenure with the City of San Diego, Dubick was a partner with the law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, where she specialized in corporate, real estate and employment matters. She joined the firm from the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Dubick is also a founder and past-president of the San Diego Women’s Foundation, a supporting organization of The San Diego Foundation. She currently writes and teaches in the area of work and life balance for women.
Lynn Gorguze is president and CEO of Cameron Holdings Corporation, which she co-founded in 1993. With offices in San Diego and St. Louis, Cameron acquires and operates privately held middle market manufacturing and service companies.
Gorguze is also co-chair of the capital campaign for the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment and a member of the Francis Parker High School Development Committee. She previously served on the boards of Francis Parker High School, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, the San- ford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the San Diego Regional Cabinet of Washington University.
Gorguze is married to U.S. Congressmember Scott Peters (D-52), who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November.
Existing LJCF board members include Rochelle Bold, Matthew Browar, George Hauer, Susan McClellan, Andrew Nelson, Matthew Peterson, Phyllis Pfeiffer and Buzz Woolley.
Founded in 2008, the nonprofit LJCF is committed to preserving and enhancing La Jolla for future generations. Its mission is to encourage civic engagement and pride through local philanthropy.
The foundation’s community beautification efforts include the Murals of La Jolla public art project, which in the past month saw the addition of murals by renowned artists Julian Opie and Fred Tomeselli (see accompanying story), and the repaving of a formerly weedy, trash-strewn island known as “the teardrop,” a prominent sight as visitors enter La Jolla from Interstate 5 and state Route 52.
The LJCF is also working on a variety of restoration and cleanup projects to ensure that the streets of La Jolla are as beautiful as its views. The Foundation is also installing educational pedestals along the La Jolla shoreline to provide residents and visitors with information about the environment, animals and history the La Jolla coast. To date, two pedestals have been unveiled, including one overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Birch Aquarium’s Tide Pool. The LJCF also granted funds to preserve fire pits at La Jolla Shores, when the city sought to eliminate them.
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