Director of Development Kevin Causey discusses the different challenges of raising funds for social service, education and arts organizations, and how the SFJAZZ community strengthens the art of jazz.Kevin Causey began his career in theater as an actor, director and producer. He has broad experience raising funds for nonprofit organizations, having served Naropa University, the Kempe Children’s Foundation, the Center for American Theatre, and Outward Bound, and currently serves as the Director of Development of SFJAZZ, the largest presenter of Jazz programming in the Western United States.Founded in 1983 as Jazz in the City by Randall Klein, SFJAZZ presents and underwrights some of the best jazz in the world. The organization has over 3,000 members and growing and well over 100,000 attend SFAZZ performances annually. The range of artists that have presented at SFJAZZ is breathtaking in scope and depth. The organization also provides rich educational programming which reaches over 10,000 children, youth and adults, and sponsors The SFJAZZ Collective was founded in 2004 as a hybrid organization which combines aspects of an artists-in-residence and a more traditional resident company/orchestra program
Martha Ryan, Founder & Executive Director of the Homeless Prenatal Program, shares the incredible genesis of the program that has, for more than three decades, connected homeless pregnant women and poor families with resources and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.
Palo Alto University, one of the world’s premier psychology institutions is dedicated to improving lives through education and research anchored in psychology, clinical training and practice in a diversity of cultures, and service to communities around the world.
Executive Director Jeremy Madsen discusses how the Greenbelt Alliance encourages responsible development through a mix of education and activism, and through partnerships with business, nonprofit and government leaders.Jeremy Madsen joined Greenbelt Alliance from The San Francisco Foundation, where he helped to launch the Great Communities Collaborative and supported social equity, affordable housing, and smart growth efforts around the Bay Area. He previously held positions as a community organizer and lobbyist on fair trade issues and urban quality of life issues, serving as Field Director for Washington state’s Transportation Choices Coalition and the Washington, DC-based Citizens Trade Campaign.Founded in 1958 as Citizens for Regional Recreation and Parks (CRRP), the Greenbelt Alliance works in partnership with local municipalities, communities and businesses, and has secured protection of more than 1.1 million acres of open space, establish urban growth boundaries around 26 cities and five counties, and endorsed the creation of 60,000 homes within existing urban areas.
Martha Ryan, Founder & Executive Director of the Homeless Prenatal Program, shares the incredible genesis of the program that was born from her observation of a population of pregnant, homeless women and families in need of resources for a better future.
Greg Sroda, Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, discusses the incredible impact of one of the world’s largest foundations dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS, and shares the history of his 20+ years of experience in fighting for the cause.