SAN DIEGO (August 30, 2010) – San Diego Social Venture Partners (SDSVP), dedicated to bringing great people together to dramatically impact San Diego philanthropy, announced its board of directors is growing with the addition of three local business leaders. New members include Trevor Callan, CEO of Callan Capital, Christopher Bush, Managing Partner and Thought Engineer of AmyK, Inc., and Laurin Pause, Executive Director of Community Resource Center.
“We are thrilled to have the support of these individuals, who bring invaluable insight in areas ranging from financial to leadership development to nonprofit operations,” said Peggy Kidd, Executive Director for SDSVP. “Together, we will work toward achieving our mission of accelerating long-term social change by developing the sustainability of nonprofits, empowering them to serve the community more effectively and efficiently.”
The three new members draw from diverse backgrounds and a proven track record of success:
- Trevor Callan, CIMA, CEO, Callan Capital. Trevor co-founded Callan Capital in 2007 after a 15-year career at leading firms including Merrill Lynch, where he earned several service awards and became the first advisor to be selected to represent the Private Banking and Investment Group. A Recipient of the Five Star Award for Client Satisfaction, Callan Capital provides high net worth families with independent and expert advice in all the areas important to a significant estate including wealth management and financial planning. Callan Capital is located in La Jolla.
- Christopher Bush, Managing Partner, AmyK International, Inc. With expertise in leadership, sales and communications, Christopher and the AmyK, Inc. team show people the “how” of transforming average performance into brilliant, profitable growth. A leadership and sales development company, he and his firm have received five Telly Awards for marketing and training as well as the Summit International Award for creativity. AmyK, Inc. is located in San Diego.
- Laurin Pause, Executive Director, Community Resource Center. Since taking the helm as CRC’s Executive Director in 2004, Laurin Pause has been critical to bringing funding to the community and smart project management to social services. Considered both a fiscal and social services authority in the county, Laurin has developed and introduced innovative domestic violence and social services programs that have produced remarkable success rates. CRC is located in Encinitas.
According to Pause, “As the Executive Director of a former SDSVP Investee, I have seen firsthand how the unique model can create a plan for long-term success by providing support and enhancing productivity. I am pleased to collaborate with this esteemed group of local leaders to further the vision of SDSVP as a community-minded organization.”
Bush added, “SDSVP not only produces life-changing results with their investees in the San Diego community, they are transforming philanthropy by creating better philanthropists. Being part of SDSVP is like an immersion study in the power of giving.”
Other SDSVP board members include Mark Fackler, Vistage Chair; Marjorie Fox, President & CEO of Cultivating Brilliance Institute; JoAnne Berg, CFO of Spectrum Concepts, Inc.; Linda Bernstein, retired business owner/CEO; Peg Eddy, President/CEO of Creative Capital Management, Inc.; Ray Ellis, Principal of Ellis & Associates; David Johnson, Principal of Clearpath Advisors; David Lynn, President of Ayamba, Inc.; Steve Ness, retired business executive/philanthropist; Joyce Ross, Founding Partner of Ross Partners; Alan Sorkin, Founding Partner of SDSVP and Board Chair of SVPI; and Duane Trombly, Founding Partner of PointeBreak Solutions.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS (SDSVP)
Established in 2001, San Diego Social Venture Partners is a nonprofit organization of professionals who invest time and money in innovative nonprofits in San Diego County while becoming more educated and involved givers. Recent Investees includeA Reason to Survive, Audeo Charter School, Community Resource Center, Corporation for Supportive Housing, ElderHelp of San Diego, Reality Changers and Tariq Khamisa Foundation. To learn more about SDSVP, call (858) 724-6065 or visit www.sdsvp.org.