We hope that this update finds you and those around you in good health and happy spirits. As one of our supporters we wanted to provide you with an update on the 2020 Heroes Among Us Gala. Regrettably, the Ventura Police Community Foundation has cancelled this year’s event due to the COVID19 Virus – but you can feel assured that the gala will be back in 2021!!

This was a difficult decision, but we must be responsive to the health and wellness of our community and to the local leadership and their directives. The VPCF Board felt it would also be hard to host any type of virtual event and effectively honor those who would have been selected as the 2020 Heroes and the work that they do in our community.

This decision also poses a financial challenge due to this event being one of two major fundraising events that we host annually – the other being the PAL Golf Tournament, which was also canceled. The proceeds from the Gala go to support ongoing local youth programs, community safety needs and initiatives, and special requests from the Ventura Police Department.

For those of you who may be in a position to continue your support for the VPCF and our work to support the many needs and requests of our community, your tax-deductible donations will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be received via our web site or by mail. We look forward to your ongoing support.