Philanthropy Roundup: June 2019

Mark Stuart, President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Howard Lipin, The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Mark Stuart, President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Howard Lipin, The San Diego Union-Tribune)

If you’re a philanthropist, your schedule might make it hard to keep up with the latest news, topics and emerging trends in the world of giving back.

That’s why we’re making it easier for you to stay current.

Our “Philanthropy Roundup” posts highlight stories – at the local and national level – that are valuable to our readers and will keep you up to date in the world of philanthropy. Check out the articles below.

Philanthropy Roundup

From student cold-caller to foundation president, a career dedicated to philanthropy
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Mark Stuart, our new President & CEO, sat down with the Union-Tribune to share some personal and professional insights after a few weeks on the job. Check out the profile article to learn more about why Mark loves helping donors, what’s the best he has ever received and how he spends his free time in San Diego.

San Diego Women’s Foundation Granted $243,000 to Five Nonprofit Organizations that Work to Combat Human Trafficking
Oside News

The San Diego Women’s Foundation held its 19th Annual Grants Celebration June 5 and awarded a total of $243,000 to five local organizations and programs combating human trafficking. The 2019 grantees included Children’s Legal Services, Free to Thrive, GenerateHope, North County Lifeline, and Project Concern International: San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective. Since its founding in 2000, the San Diego Women’s Foundation has granted $3.5 million to 96 nonprofit programs that benefit underserved communities.

How a Simple Beach Run Sparked This Kid to Start a Nonprofit for the Homeless
Runners World

Several years ago, while running on the beach in San Diego, 11-year old Kenan Pala noticed a sick baby seal lying in the sand. Beachgoers gathered to help the animal, getting it blankets and water, and calling animal rescue. On the car ride home, Pala then saw a homeless person who was also sick and asking for help yet received none. That disparity in support inspired Kenan to start a local nonprofit which works with charitable organizations to introduce philanthropic work to kids at early ages.

Workplace Philanthropy: What It Takes to Make Doing Good a Good Thing
Chief Executive Magazine

Giving back is a great way to distinguish your company within the industry — it can even encourage greater customer loyalty and drive higher sales. In a recent report, Edelman found that 51% of consumers are loyal to brands that support social causes, while 70% would pay more to a socially responsible company. This article outlines what business leaders should consider when pursing corporate philanthropy.