Mitchell Medrano’s relationship with North County Philanthropy Council began three years ago, shortly after he graduated from University of Redlands.
“I was interested in working in the nonprofit sector but didn’t know very much about what opportunities were available to me. My mother, a long-time member of NCPC, invited me to attend an upcoming luncheon as her guest. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.”
At the luncheon, Mitchell met Angel Mason Broadus, President of Puzzle Pieces Marketing (and current NCPC Board Member). “During our conversation, I mentioned that I had an interview scheduled with United Way San Diego in a few days. As it turned out, Angel was familiar with the United Way organization, having served as a volunteer for many years. Across the room, she spotted Taylor, an NCPC member who was employed with United Way. Angel introduced me to Taylor who graciously shared information about the culture and inner workings of the organization. She answered all my questions and even offered to put in a good word for me with the hiring manager.”
Mitchell aced the interview and was extended an offer to join United Way as a Purchasing Assistant. Within one year, he was promoted to his current position as Community Engagement Coordinator.
“In addition to providing opportunities to network with interesting people, NCPC offers valuable educational programs. I was very fortunate to attend the NCPC Luncheon when Dr. Nick Ladany, Dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego, presented The State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy in San Diego. These research findings highlighted key trends and challenges in the nonprofit space and provided an overview of our community. What a great initiation into North County philanthropy!
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