July 21, 2000


Hispanic Community Leader Victor M. Calderon Appointed to The San Diego Foundation Board of Governors

Frank Ault, Chair of the San Diego Foundation's Board of Governors, announced the appointment of Mr. Victor M. Calderon to The San Diego Foundation's Board of Governors.

Victor Calderon, CPA, boasts numerous business and community-based activities and accomplishments. He is currently the president of Calderon, Jaham & Osbron, an accountancy corporation. He is a member of the San Diego Assessment Appeals Board, the California State Board of Accountancy, the San Diego County Investment Pool Oversight Committee and the California Community Colleges Board. He is a recipient of the UCSD Hispanic Scholarship Council Excellence in Business Award in 2000, the 1996 Community Service Award from the Chicano Federation of San Diego County. In 1993 he was named one of "100 Role Models" by the Mexican Heritage Foundation, and in 1992 was named one of "The San Diego 100" by the San Diego Business Journal.

The San Diego Foundation Board officers for the year 2000-2001 were announced at the annual Board meeting. Frank Ault will serve another term as the Chair of the Board. Other officers are Mary Walshok, Ph.D., Vice Chair, Colette Carson Royston, Secretary, Bruce Blakely, Treasurer, and Phil Blair, Immediate Paste Chair.

The San Diego Foundation's purpose is to improve the quality of life in all of San Diego's communities by promoting and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy. The Foundation assists donors in building and preserving assets for charitable purposes in the greater San Diego region. It also monitors and assesses the changing needs of the region and meets those needs through financial awards and organizational support. With more than 600 funds and $365 million in assets. The San Diego Foundation is San Diego's largest foundation and leading philanthropic organization. In its 25 years, The Foundation has granted more than $141 million to various programs and organizations.

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