In Memoriam

The California Endowment lost one of our own this year, Beatriz Solis, who served as the Director for Healthy Communities South.

Bea Solis will be remembered for the beautiful example she set for all of us at The California Endowment and with so many of our partners in the state. She knew how to translate love into justice.

We are all profoundly changed for having known her, and she lives on in our work and in our hearts.

If you would like to honor Bea please provide donations to:  GO Discovery Lab at UCLA.

On Saturday, April 25 Bea’s family, friends, colleagues and community came together to honor her extraordinary life.  You can view the virtual memorial here (click the watch now button below):

We hope the words and thoughts of those who knew Bea best, will bring solace to those mourning the loss of Bea’s generous and loving spirit.


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Health Systems

Our health system works best when every Californian has access to quality and affordable health care.

Justice Reinvestment

Re-imagining a criminal justice system that centers on prevention and healing.

Inclusive Community Development

Our communities and neighborhoods thrive when policies advance health and racial equity for all Californians.

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