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The future of San Diego’s older adults became a little brighter today, thanks to the Sahm Family Foundation, which announced the approval of nearly $1 million in grants to various senior centers and senior-focused agencies and programs across the county.
In December 2019, the Sahm Family Foundation announced a $1.75 million grant to the San Diego Symphony for its new Bayside Performance Park, a state-of-the-art venue, located at the edge of Embarcadero Marina Park South, which will become the permanent home of the Symphony’s Summer Pops concert series.
Ramona passed away at the age of 93. She is survived by her son, Doug, 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Roland passed away at the age of 85. That same year, he and Ramona celebrated 65 years of marriage. He was an integral part of Elixir Industries' operations until the day he died.
Ramona joined the board of Lux Art Institute as president and donated one million dollars in seed money for the museum.
Ramona was granted 501(c)(3) status for her Sahm Family Foundation and continued to foster her charitable relationships with local and area organizations.
Following reorganization spurred by the 1970s fuel crisis, Roland bought back the 61% of Elixir Industries held by public shareholders. After 10 years of being publicly traded, Elixr was once again a private corporation, owned and guided by its founder.
Ramona hosted her first Christmas Musicale for the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera in the Del Dios residence. In what would become an annual tradition that lasted for decades, hundreds of music lovers filled the house and grounds to delight in a holiday program surrounded by the warmth of her hospitality. The Sahms underwrote all expenses for the Musicales to ensure that every penny of the profits would end up where it was needed.
Roland and Ramona finished construction of their estate, Del Dios Ranch, on the grounds where their only child, Doug, had dove-hunted with his father since the early '50s. The 8,100 square foot house was built from Petaluma redwood and included radiant-heated marble floors, New Orleans tempered glass, a tennis court, 40 acres of Valencia oranges, and a 6-stall equestrian barn.
Elixir Industries was listed on the New York and Pacific Stock Exchanges. At the time it went public, Elixir had 34 divisions in 26 states.