PEF’s primary role is to act as fiscal sponsor of grassroots community projects in Pacifica that are nonprofit in scope and have an environmental focus. Currently, we serve as the nonprofit fiscal sponsor of the Pacifica Beach Coalition, Pacifica Shorebird Alliance, Vallemar Conservators and Pacificans for a Scenic Coast, and we are always looking for new groups to sponsor. Through PEF, these local projects are able to apply for grants, hold fundraisers, and accept tax-deductible donations to sustain their important work.
PEF also hosts events throughout the year to raise awareness of environmental issues, offer education on natural history, and inspire stewardship and community. For example, on October 9th PEF hosted an environmental forum for City Council candidates, and in August we hosted a free screening of the film, “A Fierce Green Fire,” documenting the history of the environmental movement. Every year we host the annual Kahuna Kupuna Surf Contest to celebrate the intergenerational nature of surfing. This is our annual fundraising event, and a lot of fun!
We are interested in Board candidates with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, good communications skills, a collaborative spirit, and the availability to meet at least eight times per year for Board meetings. We are also interested in individuals with experience in one or more of the following areas: non-profit administration, fundraising, public relations and communications, environmental education and advocacy, event organizing, group facilitation, community organizing and/or administrative skills. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in finance/accounting/bookkeeping, as we are looking for a new Treasurer.
Interested persons should send a resume or bio, and a short cover letter outlining why you would like to serve on the PEF Board, what special skills, talents, or resources you bring to the Board, and what you hope to accomplish as a Board member to:
Marj Davis, President
Pacifica’s Environmental Family
1331 Redwood Way
Pacifica, CA 94044
For more information about PEF, visit our website at:
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