Encinitas Historical Society chosen as a ‘2020 Nonprofit of the Year’


The Encinitas Historical Society recently announced it has been selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by California State Senator Patricia Bates, 36th Senate District, according to a news release.

The Encinitas Historical Society is one of over 100 other nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assembly members for their tremendous contributions to the communities they serve.

The Encinitas Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the city’s rich past through its research, library, programs, exhibits, and publications.

“Today the Society is overseen by a dedicated board and staff of volunteers, including the great granddaughter of the 1883 Encinitas Schoolhouse’s original builder, whose aim is to serve the community in honoring and preserving our Encinitas heritage,” states Carolyn Cope.

“The pandemic and shelter-in-place orders of the last few months have put nonprofits – usually hidden in plain sight – in the spotlight,” explains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). “California Nonprofit of the Year is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.” — News release