The Letty Coppel Foundation: An Enduring Charitable Institution

The Letty Coppel Foundation: An Enduring Charitable Institution

Pueblo Bonito Resorts’ commitment to service does not stop with our guests and residents; it reaches to our employees and into the broader, overlapping communities where are properties are located. Funded through private donations, the Letty Coppel Foundation (Fundación Letty Coppel) strives to improve the quality of life within the Los Cabos and Mazatlán communities.

Founded in 2004 by Ms. Coppel, one of the Foundation’s primary goals is to prioritize support for those most in need. In addition to improving neighborhoods and living conditions, the Foundation is focused on promoting sustainable development, culture, and knowledge to build a better society.

“There is nothing like giving back and having a positive influence on other people,” said Ms. Coppel. “Improving people’s lives is not only a wonderful opportunity, but also a responsibility that we all share. I am blessed to be able to do this.” She added that the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts seek the steady improvement of needy communities. Thousands of people in these two tourist destinations benefit from the Foundation’s well-established programs.

The Letty Coppel Foundation focuses on three main areas, which include:

· Social Care. The segment of the population most in need is the most vulnerable. Because vulnerability is a complex, multi-faceted circumstance that can affect people in different ways, the Foundation’s new approach to social assistance assesses individuals from both family and community perspectives. Among the beneficiaries: women and children with cancer; people with disabilities; the elderly; and breakfasts for school children. Pantry delivery as well as the delivery of backpacks and sweatshirts are also part of the Social Care outreach.

· Community Development. According to the Foundation, “People, their environment, their development and what happens to them is what concerns us. We believe the family is the pillar of everything. It establishes the first protection and support systems for citizens.” The Foundation

identifies, diagnoses, and provides guidance on problems affecting the community, with the goal of raising the standard of living for all.

In addition to offering a summer workshop for children between five and 11 years of age and a mobile medical unit (the only one of its kind in Baja California Sur), the Foundation is active in women’s health and care. Women in situations of violence are also assisted.

· Culture and Traditions. One of the Foundation’s credos is that culture and the promotion of traditions are the basis for a more equitable, participatory, and fulfilling society. From the preservation of landmarks to the conservation of endemic species (the highly successful Sea Turtle Protection Program at Pueblo Bonito Resorts), the Foundation has raised awareness about key culture-related issues within the community. In addition, Three Kings Day is a joyful post-Christmas celebration made possible by a spirited team of volunteers who bring toys to children who otherwise would not receive them.