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PET OF THE WEEK: Eddie Meet Eddie, family dog of Holly, Jamie and Vickie Pearce. Eddie loves to cuddle and lead Bailey and Lily on walks around Avalon. Shortly before his 126th birthday - 18th in human years - Eddie woke up with conges- tive heart failure and seemingly reached the end of his life. "A little of this, a little of that, endless care and Eddie is another one of Dr. Denney and Annie's miracle patients," Vickie said. Five months since that fate- ful day, slowly or from his stroller, Eddie continues to lead Bailey and Lily on walks around Avalon. "Thank you Annie and Dr. Denney," Vickie said. Do you have a pet you would like featured in the Islander's Pet of the Week feature? Send information and photo by eZmail to editor@thecatali - naislander.com Catalina Island Foundation reaches out What is the Catalina Island Foundation all about? The fledgling orgainization is a private grass-roots efforts dedi- cated to supporting community service groups on the island. The following is a brief con- versation wih Mike Rivkin, one of this Island village of Avalon's movers and shakers. Q: "When was it started and by who?" A: "The idea had been brewing for a while, but the demise earlier this year of the Church Mouse was enough to get things started. Without the financing provided by the Church Mouse, many small- er island groups that do great work would be severely hurt. CIF was founded by a handful of islanders looking to keep these organiza- tions going" Q: "Where does the money come from?" A: "CIF's initial funding has come from its founders along with several others. Plans are now underway to offer low-cost memberships and other ways for more people to participate." Q:: "How much money has been raised to date?" CIF: "At present we have about $60,000 on-hand or promised." Q:: "Who manages the money?" CIF: "CIF operates as a region- of-interest fund under the umbrel- la of The San Diego Foundation (TSDF). TSDF is a 501(c)-3 non- profit entity founded in 1975 that currently has over $600 million under management. They manage CIF's funds and provide admin- istrative and regulatory advice, among other things." Q: "What kind of groups are you looking to support?" A: "We hope to provide financ- ing assistance to smaller groups working to make Catalina Island a better place to live." Q: "Does that include things like the Conservancy, medical center, and museum?" A: "Probably not. "Those are Catalina's largest non-profit corporations with their own fund-raising personnel. "We hope to assist the smaller groups that do not have those kinds of resources." Q: "How can these small groups contact CIF?" A: "The best way at the moment is through our website. The address is www.catalinais- landfoundation.org. "There is an easy-to-use email link, or you can contact us directly at info @ catalinaislandfoundation. org. Q: "When will you start dis- tributing money." A: "We are now beginning to reach out to island groups to begin the process. To be considered for funding, they'll need to submit a brief letter outlining their his- tory and mission, financial need, purpose of the grant, and the out- comes they hope to achieve. CIF's advisory board will meet later this fall to review all proposals with the first grants coming shortly thereafter." Q: "Will you be funding new ideas or start-ups?" A: "At present, no. There are plenty of viable groups already underway, and we'll be looking for some kind of track record of achievement." Q: "Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?" A: "For now, two things. The first is that CIF is a brand-new organization that cannot fund every request. "Please be patient with us as we build our donor base and con- tinue to find our way. "New donors and volunteers will be key to CIF's growth, so please contact us if you have any interest in being one or both. "Second, we don't intend sim- ply to give money away without some accountability and partici- pation. Groups who can't show results from their efforts should not expect continued funding. In addition, we are especially interested in helping groups to raise money through their own special programs and events. If CIF can provide the seed money, more funds can be raised through those types of collab- orative efforts. 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