Monday, September 22, 2008

Dino's Journey Continues

Mary and I have created a memorial fund in Dino's honor at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. We will be reaching out to people who want to do something positive in Dino’s memory. Over the next year, we will be working together and with all of his friends to decide the best use of the contributions that are made to the fund.

Dino was so many things; a writer, a musician, and more than anything else, a fabulous friend. He loved children and he had his favorite causes. Because his life was cut short by a rare and fast-moving cancer, our dream is to create a memorial that captures Dino's spirit and helps others in ways that would have been meaningful to him.

If you would like to make a tax-deductable donation to the Dino's Journey fund, here's what you can do right now:

- A. (check) Make your check payable to: The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County (with a notation at the bottom that says For Dino's Journey). Send to 2425 Porter Street, Suite 17, Soquel, CA 95073

- B. (credit card) This link will take you to the on-line memorial gift section of the Foundation’s website: Please put For Dino’s Journey in the Special Instructions box.

The Foundation's phone number is (831) 477-0800.

You can also reach Dick Scoppettone at (831) 588-5614 - send email to or Mary Scoppettone at (831) 345-0304 - send email to

And . . . Dino’s website,, is officially up now (put together by Tony Chan). It’s still in basic one-page form because we need to come up with a color scheme, logo, links, and content. If you’ve got any suggestions, please let us know. Should we continue to use the blog to get information out or should we shift over to the website?

With much love//Dick, Mary, Nick & Chris


Monica said...


You guys are rock stars!!! It is truly amazing that you go this all together so quickly. And I'm so grateful to continue on this journey with you guys and with Dino and all of his friends.

Let's do this!

Big hugs to you all!

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