Sherri Neasham believes in applying her entrepreneur skills to philanthropy where they are needed most, and she likes the way SDSVP enables Partners to use their time and talent to make a difference. In life before SDSVP, Sherri founded Leadfusion, Inc. which provides online marketing functionality to the financial services industry. She took the company from inception through years of dramatic growth to the company's current position of market dominance with a client base of over 70% of the largest U.S. financial institutions. She’s also an avid cyclist, beach volleyball player and loves to scuba dive and kayak. Sherri’s applied that same drive and energy to her current passion of philanthropy.
Since becoming a Partner in October 2006, Sherri has taken a very active role in the Portfolio Working Group, heading the Investment Working Group’s Discovery Team, working with Volunteer San Diego through the Strategic Planning Resource Team, and serving as Lead Partner for Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). Sherri has seen the power of outcome-based strategic planning with Volunteer San Diego and CSH. SDSVP involvement—simply asking the right questions—helped both these organizations change the way they think about themselves and what they measure, paving the way for tremendous progress. Sherri is enthusiastic about a potential ripple effect from both organizations reaching the national level: “It’s huge.”