Aug 2, 2016

Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation Shines a Light on San Diego

Monday, August 1, 2016

Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation Seeking Help

By Joe Nelson

Roy Robertson
Secretary, Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation
619 823 9401



San Diego, CA – July 29, 2016

Established in honor of one of San Diego’s most well-known and well-loved 
media personalities, the Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation is now 
reaching out to the community to find neighbors in need of financial support.  
The Foundation was created to honor Larry’s memory by helping people 
throughout San Diego County, who Himmel connected with during a long 
radio and television career. 
The Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation is a recognized 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) 
non-profit organization, which will support a variety of groups and individuals 
in need of assistance.  Whether providing for children dealing with illness or 
injury, families touched by crime or natural disaster, youth programs in 
need of resources, or San Diego’s military community, the Foundation aims 
to touch as many neighborhoods as possible.  Larry described his mission 
as a storyteller and broadcaster as “to make people feel better about the 
place they call home”.  The Foundation is currently asking for the assistance 
of the community to find potential beneficiaries.  If you know of a neighbor 
in need, you’re encouraged to contact the organization through their website,

Larry’s media career in San Diego spanned parts of five decades, working 
at local radio stations including KGB, KIFM and KFMB-FM.  He moved on to 
television in the late 1970s, and became a fixture on KFMB-TV until shortly 
before the time of his passing in November, 2014.  Himmel’s features 
reflected his comic style, warm personality, and his love of people with 
unique and engaging stories.  “Larry was so much more than a guy on 
TV, he was everyone’s good neighbor,” said Dave Sniff, Chairman of the 
Foundation, KFMB Radio program director, and Larry’s longtime friend 
and colleague.  “He helped his neighbors feel better through the 
stories he told about the community he loved.  The Larry Himmel 
Neighborhood Foundation extends that unique connection to enable 
neighbors to help neighbors.”

Larry’s son, Miles, serves on the Foundation’s board and also works at 
KFMB Radio.  “I’m so excited about continuing my dad’s legacy here 
in the community he loved,” Himmel said.  “When my dad was in his 
hospital bed, he said to a close friend, ‘There’s so much I’m going to 
miss.’  We are doing this for Larry so that he knows his memory lives on.”

In addition to worthy beneficiaries, the Foundation is also currently 
looking for sponsor partners and donations so it can carry out its mission:  
“to provide support and resources to deserving organizations and 
individuals in the spirit of Larry’s connection with the communities 
and people of San Diego County.”  Donations may be tax deductible.  
Contact your tax planning professional for details.

Visit to learn more.  
For opportunities to promote the Foundation and its 
objectives through media exposure, please contact Roy 
Robertson, Secretary of the Foundation, at 619 823 9401.

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