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We are a tax exempt, public charity that has been helping to coordinate events for organizations for 5 decades that work in the public interest. We focus on supporting grass roots activities, with education, outreach, networking and funding, in the areas of the environment,  wildlife, social change, peace with justice, energy and a non nuclear future.
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Truckee, CA 96162

Paula Ash, Executive Director - paula [ at ]   

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We feel honored to have them as part of our team. All of them are devoted activists in their own rights.

Paula Ash
Paula Ash has been with Avocado Productions and The Guacamole Fund since 1995, volunteering at her first concert in Santa Cruz, California, marking the 30th Anniversary of bombing of Hiroshima. That volunteering lit a fire and she has dedicated her time ever since, starting as a show runner and then assisting in many myriad tasks over the years helping produce our benefit concerts. For the last 16 years, Paula has coordinated the non-profit tabling for multiple artists on their commercial tours, where she connected with amazing non-profit organizations and their teams. Paula has been running the business side of things for The Guacamole Fund since 2013, which includes the day-to-day operations, grant distribution, and  now serves as our Executive Director. Paula lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Baja California with her husband and Yellow Labrador, Lollipop.

Diane Leigh Koletzke
Diane has been deeply involved with the Guacamole Fund, in a variety of roles, since 1995.  She is also an activist with a focus on animals with whom we share our planet. A former animal shelter worker, volunteer and Board member, she developed many outreach and education programs, and is co-author of the book “One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter,” documenting life in US animal shelters. She also founded and served as president of the non-profit independent publisher No Voice Unheard, whose photojournalism books have won numerous national awards. Diane continues her work for a better world with her small business, Love Shared Collections, creating and selling handcrafted items and donating all profits to charity.

Rick Leach, Attorney At Law
Mr. Leach is president of Leach and Associates, a consulting firm that works solely in the public interest. Their clients include the United Nations World Food Fund and The World Tobacco Central Campaign. Rick was a member of the foreign staff of the House of Representatives Select Committee on Hunger, worked oversees with the World Wildlife Fund For Nature. He was appointed by President Clinton to run the immunization program for the Center for Disease Control with Health and Human Services director, Donna Shalala.


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