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Richard & Sharon Bockoff have lived in Del Mar for 20 years. Both attended the University of Michigan undergrad. Sharon went on to get her Masters and Richard went to Wayne State University Law School. Before heading west from Birmingham, Michigan Richard practiced law in his own firm while Sharon was a high school counselor. They have three grown daughters and three grandchildren. Our present family also includes the great dogs Walter & Sophie.

Richard and Sharon have always been active volunteers. In Michigan, Richard was President of Variety, the Children’s Charity and both chaired the “Bikes For Kids” Radiothon. Both enjoy being active and working out, walking the dogs and golf. 11 years ago they read about SVP in a magazine article. It sounded ideal for two folks looking to become connected to the San Diego philanthropic community. Their goal was to find a fulfilling volunteering experience while learning & growing. The fact they have made numerous good friends over the years is an added bonus.

Since joining SVP, Richard has been on the board, chaired several committee, been on resource teams and a Lead Partner. Through the board development resource team we were introduced to several animal causes and connected with our passion. They resigned our SVP membership several years ago so Richard could devote more energy to serving on the Board at Tender Loving Canines and as Board Chair of PAWS San Diego. While Serving as board chair at PAWS, PAWS merged with the San Diego Humane Society. Richard is now on the Boards of the San Diego Humane Society and the Del Mar Community foundation. We both serve on the Del Mar Foundation grants committee.

Richard and Sharon re-joined SVP because they missed all the opportunities to learn and grow philanthropically. They are also excited about the opportunity to meet so many new, talented Partners. SVP is the place to be and they are excited to be back.

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