Left: Ruth Westreich. Photo by Soul of Photography. Right: Joan Scott.

The North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC) recently held its 27th Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon to honor volunteers who give their time, energy, and talent to those in North County San Diego and beyond. This year’s council awarded the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s Joan Scott for her role as founder and inspirational leader of Friends of San Pasqual Academy. The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation thanked Joan for her selflessness and compassion. “Thank you Joan for giving the students of San Pasqual Academy an experience that they never imagined possible,” the foundation shared. Rancho Santa Fe resident and philanthropist Ruth Westreich was also awarded for her generous support of the CSU Institute for Palliative Care, California State University San Marcos. For twenty-eight years, NCPC has been fostering philanthropy across the region through educational programs, special events, networking opportunities, advocacy for philanthropic issues, and volunteer recognition. For more information email info@ncphilanthropy.org or call 760-729-6711.