President’s Message 2018
Parker Foundation Friends,
As the newly elected President of The Parker Foundation Board of Directors, I am honored and want to thank my fellow Board Members for their support. Our friend and colleague, Judy McDonald stepped down as President effective December 31, 2017. Not to worry, Judy will remain active on the Parker Board as an Emeritus Board Member and plans to continue all her important activities in our community.
Last year was a strong year for the Foundation. Due to healthy investment returns, we were able to grant over $1,900,000 during the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2017. We are hopeful 2018 affords us the same opportunity to continue to invest in our community. As in the past, our focus will continue to be providing financial support to organizations that are focused on the betterment of the residents of San Diego County. In addition, our Board is committed to making the philanthropic sector stronger and more impactful. We address this through our involvement with San Diego Grantmakers and participation in a variety of important collaboratives focused on education, homelessness and housing, military support, social equity and food funders. Helping our grantees succeed is our major priority.
All the best, Ray
Ray Ellis, Board President