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Sarah Lyman

With nearly a decade of experience catalyzing results in health philanthropy, Sarah brings unique leadership to her role as executive director of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, working at the intersection of population health, systems change and collaboration in order to advance health equity. Prior to joining Alliance, Sarah served as the Executive Vice President for … Continue reading Sarah Lyman

Sarah Lyman

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Jeffrey S. Kim, JD

Jeffrey S. Kim is a program director at The California Wellness Foundation where he currently manages grantmaking related to the Economic Security & Dignity portfolio. His responsibilities include reviewing letters of interest, requesting and evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations and monitoring active grants. Prior to joining Cal Wellness in April 2005, … Continue reading Jeffrey S. Kim, JD

Jeffrey S. Kim

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Catalyst Welcomes New Board Members

We are pleased to share several exciting organizational updates at Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties.  Catalyst is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sarah Lyman, executive director of Alliance Healthcare Foundation, and Jeffrey Kim, JD, program director at the California Wellness Foundation, to its board of directors.  Sarah Lyman brings more than a … Continue reading Catalyst Welcomes New Board Members

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Honoring a Life of Service

By Megan Thomas The staff and board of Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties are grieving the loss of our inspiring and nurturing former leader, Nancy Jamison. Nancy led San Diego Grantmakers from 2005-2019 and under her leadership, our network blossomed to more than 150 organizations and individual funders and impact investors. As we … Continue reading Honoring a Life of Service

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California Worker Voices: Anticipating the Future from the Frontlines

Please join The James Irvine Foundation to hear from the team at Institute for the Future as they highlight themes and lessons learned from listening to California workers living on low incomes and how their work was directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This listening effort was planned and implemented by Irvine’s program initiatives, Better … Continue reading California Worker Voices: Anticipating the Future from the Frontlines

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Letting the Frontlines Lead

How funders can create a climate-resilient future by accompanying grassroots climate movements Philanthropy California, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and Smart Growth California organized the Grounded Action: Grassroots Movements and Climate Justice dialogue series in partnership with the CLIMA Fund in April 2021. This two-part series aimed to unpack different forms of grassroots climate action and hear from funders and movement … Continue reading Letting the Frontlines Lead

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Incarcerated Firefighters: At the Intersection of Abolition, Workforce Development, and Wildfire Resilience

As California wildfires devastate communities throughout the state, significant financial, material, and human resources are deployed to support recovery and reduce their threats on communities. Despite the well-publicized socioeconomic and health impacts of wildfires and philanthropic support, little attention is paid to the experience and needs of incarcerated firefighters. Incarcerated firefighters risk their lives to … Continue reading Incarcerated Firefighters: At the Intersection of Abolition, Workforce Development, and Wildfire Resilience

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Intersecting Equity, Health, Housing, and Workforce with Aging: New Philanthropic Opportunities

This past year, California encountered its most challenging period in recent history. The pandemic exposed systemic barriers that have long been neglected across health, housing, and the workforce while also illustrating the impact that structural inequities and racism have had on Black, Indigenous, and Latinx older adults who died of COVID-19 at much higher rates. … Continue reading Intersecting Equity, Health, Housing, and Workforce with Aging: New Philanthropic Opportunities

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Christine Dolan, MBA

Christine Dolan has been serving as Catalyst’s Consulting CFO since March 2020, providing financial guidance to the Staff and Board Members. As a native of San Diego, Christine is passionate about the many programs that Catalyst provides to the community. For the last 25 years, Christine has worked in a variety of industries including Not-for-Profit … Continue reading Christine Dolan, MBA

Christine Dolan

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