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About Us

Founded in 1970, The Beach & Country Guild is an all-volunteer organization of women dedicated to generating funds in support of United Cerebral Palsy in San Diego (UCPSD) and the programs, facilities, and services it provides its clients. 

Every element of our operation is performed by our members; there are no paid positions within the group. Everything from fundraising to finances, media relations to the planning and execution of our major fundraiser, Dia del Sol, is generated, planned, or procured by our membership.

Membership within the Guild is invitation-only. New member candidates are thoughtfully selected by existing members because of their unique skills and attributes that would benefit the group, and they will share our passion for our goal of supporting UCP San Diego.

Due to a unique clause in the Guild’s bylaws, all funds raised by our organization remain in San Diego county, ensuring that our efforts benefit our neighbors within our community.

With net annual contributions to UCP San Diego averaging between $150,000 and $250,000, the Beach & Country Guild is a significant factor within the annual operations of UCP in San Diego County.

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A Message from the President

Our organization is composed of a truly unique and diverse group of women who share a single mission: to raise funds to support United Cerebral Palsy in San Diego. Over the course of our near 50-year dmurphyhistory, the Guild and our contributions have grown together to become a significant and meaningful facilitator to what UCP is able to provide its consumers throughout the county, helping them to work and live to their full potential. 
 
Though the Beach & Country Guild has evolved over time, we remain true to our roots in many ways. As always, we are an invitation-only group who pride ourselves on being a hard-working, hands-on organization. We take great care in collaborating to create the best, most successful events so we can to maximize our net contribution to UCP. 

This is an exceptionally exciting year for our organization as we will be celebrating our 50th annual Dia Del Sol event on Tuesday, October 8, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, and we are planning to make this year truly memorable for our guests.  We hope you will be a part of it!
 
If you have any questions about the Beach & Country Guild, please do not hesitate to contact me at president@beachandcountry.org.

-Ilene Lamb, 2019 Beach & Country Guild President