On Friday, October 9, 2020, Friends of Balboa Park and the Balboa Park Conservancy co-hosted a Mayoral Forum with the Voice of San Diego, focused on the needs and future of Balboa Park. Both of our organizations are committed to serving the best interests of the park and are exploring whether a merger of our two nonprofits would meet that goal. Our combined resources and expertise would strengthen and enhance support for Balboa Park through fundraising, advocacy, projects, and programs. As a result, we are pleased to announce our two organizations have executed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to guide merger discussions. We are in the early stages of this endeavor and look forward to sharing more at a later date. Your support and passion for Balboa Park and our organizations are greatly valued.

David Marshall
Chair, Board of Directors
Friends of Balboa Park
Connie Matsui
Chair, Board of Trustees
Balboa Park Conservancy