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Bonsall Woman’s Club Gives Back to the Community

Bonsall Woman’s Club has recently distributed more than $11,000 to local non-profits after a

successful year of fundraising.

The following organizations are recipients of BWC charitable donations: Angels of Rawley, Chloe

Sanctuary, Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, Love Your Feral Felines, Save Pets One at a Time, Fallbrook Music

Society, Fallbrook Center for the Arts, Girls on the Run, Camp Pendleton YMCA, Daniel Ferguson

Memorial Foundation, D’Vine Path, Friends of the Fallbrook Library, Eagle Young Marines, Alabaster Jar

Project, Bonsall Educational Foundation (Art), President’s Project: VB Charter School Child Fund, Burns

Institute “Camp Beyond the Scars,” REINS, Fallbrook Food Pantry, Canine Companions, Fallbrook Senior

Center (meals), Foundation for Senior Care, Bonsall/Fallbrook Little League and Fallbrook Youth


Mary Jo Pfaff, BWC President for the 2022-23 year and chair of the Charitable Donations Committee

this past Spring, said she really enjoyed working with her fellow members to determine which recipients

would receive funds.

“It truly was an honor working with such wonderful, dedicated women, and to be able to support

these very worthwhile organizations. We work hard all year long to be able to back to our community.

It’s really rewarding to hand out all these checks!” Pfaff said.

Recipients are selected annually by the BWC. Donations vary depending on the amount raised during

the year, the need demonstrated or projected by prospective recipients, and the benefit to the


In addition to these donations, BWC supports local students with Student-of-the-Month awards and

scholarships for graduating seniors.

BWC, a 501(c)(3), has served Bonsall and the surrounding area since it was organized in 1980.

Anyone living within the Bonsall community who is interested in learning more about the club or is

interested in joining, should check out the website: Members may also be

contacted through the website at

Canine Companion charitable donation visit on 06/17/2022:

Bonsall Woman’s Club recently made a charitable donation to support Canine Companions.

Pictured (from left) are Don Guillou and his dog Vanetter, Piero Berlonghi, BWC President Mary

Jo Pfaff, BWC 2nd Vice president Bev York, Marcell Mallette ED and Mimi Kim. In addition to

presenting the donation, Pfaff and York were given a tour of the Canine Companions facility,

observed demonstrations by the dogs and volunteers, and received information about

philanthropy opportunities to assist with the dogs.

Photo by Burn Institute charitable donation visit- summer 2022:

Burn Institute Executive Director Susan Day, center, receives a charitable donation from Bonsall

Woman’s Club, represented by member Jacky Nutter, left, and BWC President Mary Jo Pfaff.

While visiting the Burn Institute in July, Nutter and Pfaff met volunteers who organize and

operate the “Camp Beyond the Scars” program which helps 8- to 17-year-old burn survivors.


Mary Jane Poulter

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