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Raymond G. Ellis

Ellis Family Foundation

Since 2005, Ray Ellis has focused his energies on community and public service.  Ray is currently involved with the following organizations: The Parker Foundation (Board President), Regional Task Force on Homelessness (Board Chair), Funders Together to End Homelessness (Member) and Catalyst San Diego & Imperial Counties (Board Member). Some of Ray’s previous experience includes Neighborhood House Association (Board Member), Balboa Park Conservancy (Board Member, Executive Committee), San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System (President), Second Chance (Board Chair), San Diego Social Venture Partners (Board Chair) and Voices for Children (Board Member).

In addition to these volunteer activities, Ray is the Principal of Ellis & Associates, LLC, an investment firm.  Ray also manages the activities of the Ellis Family Foundation, which is a private foundation funding other non-profit organization.

Prior to his current activities, Ray was the President of the Marketing Services Division of Protocol Communications, Inc. Prior to joining Protocol through an acquisition of Ray’s firm in June 2001, he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MC Direct.  After founding MC Direct in 1987, Ray and his team grew the firm to become one of the largest full-service direct response advertising agencies on the West Coast.

Ray received his BA in History from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia and his MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  Ray and his wife Gina live in Solana Beach, CA. Ray has three children and two grandchildren.

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