Paul Ecke III and his family were the first recipients of Community Resource Center’s (CRC) Community Star Award for more than 80 years of dedication to improving the lives of children and families in Encinitas, Calif., and beyond.
The gala fundraiser held Sept. 29 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Sports Club raised a record quarter million dollars for programs that shelter abused women and children, provide vital assistance to low-income families and help the homeless transition off the streets.
“Paul Ecke III put the spotlight on CRC, sponsors invested in CRC at higher levels and individual supporters came through for us at the event,” says CRC Executive Director Laurin Pause. “This record fundraising level is a new benchmark for us and the positive impact it will have on people who need our help is incalculable.”
Loren Nancarrow of 10News introduced the honoree, Paul Ecke III, who shared the award with his sister, Lizbeth Ecke and the rest of their family. “I am proud that our family has been recognized by CRC and hope that it helps to highlight the great work CRC is doing in ou community,” Paul says.