Together we can

do more than

any of us alone.

Our mission is to build a stronger, more vibrant San Diego region by accelerating social impact of for-profit
businesses and non-profit organizations.

Cause San Diego is a social impact hub that sparks connection between for-profit businesses and the most urgent issues in our region. We accelerate social change by helping businesses develop and implement social impact strategies while also improving collaboration between public and private sector organizations.

Cause San Diego is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit program of United Charitable, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

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2022 San Diego Cause Conference Recap

Cause San Diego Leadership Team

DeLinda Forsythe & Staci Reidinger, Co-Executive Directors

Miguel A. de Jesus & Laura Hall, Professional Development & Educational Programs (K-12 and Higher Ed)

Jeff Blanton & Allyn Pon,  Business Development Advisors

Mary Hendra & Parker Pike, Nonprofit Advisors

Dale Ganzow, Fundraising and Development

Brooke Erol, Social Impact Advisor

Stanley Martinez, Strategic Advisor

Sammi Reyes, Marketing & Promotions

Laura Hall, Strategic Advisor

Brandon Joe & Dylan Greher, Gen Z Advisors

Cause San Diego Team

Jeff Blanton, CEO, Jailbreak Leadership; Author of Jailbreak Leadership; Conscious Curiosity Podcast Host

Brooke Erol, Founder/Owner, Purposeful Business, Inc. and Your Best Life; Author of Create a Life you Love

DeLinda Forsythe, Former CEO, Innovative Commercial Environments; Author of Inspiring Generational Leadership

Dale Ganzow, Business Development and Nonprofit Media Executive

Dylan Greher, UCSD International Business and Climate Change Studies Major; President, UCSD Social Entrepreneurship Association

Laura Hall, Conscious Capitalism SD Board Co-Chair; Author of ABCs of Conscious Capitalism for Kids; WHYZ consulting partner

Mary Hendra, Chief of Staff, Sensate; CEO/Founder Move with Grace; Lead with a Dash of Play Podcast Host

Miguel A. de Jesus, Director of Business Development, CSU San Marcos College of Business Administration; Purpose and Action, LLC Consultant

Brandon Joe, CEO, Treasure Hacks; UCSD Math and Computer Science Major

John Lee, CEO VentureX – Co-Working and Event Space

Megan Lowrie, SDSU Marketing Major; Cause SD Marketing Associate

Stanley Martinez, (Former) VP Investor Relations & ESG, Syniverse Technologies

Parker Pike, SD Cause Conf. founder, Philanthropist, Marketing Professor

Allyn Pon, Chief Product Officer, RippleNami

Rida Qadeer, UCSD International Studies and Media Major, Conscious Capitalism SD Student Ambassador 

Staci Reidinger, President, Reidinger Public Relations; U.S. Marine (Retired)

Sammi Reyes, SDSU Comm ’23 Grad; PRSA SD/IC Chapter Board of Directors; Fashion your Passion Podcast Host

Shayla Rodriguez, USD PolSci and Bus Marketing Major,  Founder, Nuestras Voices Georgia

Wendy Stull, CEO Core Events Amplified, Inc.

Kristin Strahl, Project Manager, The Barrie Company

Michael Vargas, CEO, Lead by Impact

Robbie Wentzell, Sales & Marketing Manager, Optima Office

Renee Zau, CEO, DonationMatch

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Cause San Diego is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit program of United Charitable, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.