Debra Sallaz, Development Officer, Solutions for Change
“North County Philanthropy Council is an organization that makes it possible for me to be face-to-face with other philanthropy-driven people,” said Debra Sallaz of Solutions for Change. “Even though I’ve been a member for only one year, my association with NCPC has paid off already through the connections I’ve made with like-minded people.
Based in Vista, Solutions for Change is a nonprofit organization committed to solving family homelessness by equipping people with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to transform their life. In her role as Development Officer, Debra utilizes a servant leadership style, one that put the needs of others first and help them develop and perform to their highest level.
“You can imagine how thrilled I was to learn that NCPC had invited Garry Ridge, President and CEO of WD-40 Company to speak about servant leadership at the NCPC Corporate Funders Luncheon last Fall,” said Debra. “After he concluded his remarks, I introduced myself to Garry and told him how much I enjoyed his presentation. I invited him to visit Solutions for Change and was excited when he agreed to take a tour. Garry was so impressed with the people he met during the tour that he offered a Solutions for Change graduate, now our Solutions Farm Manager, a spot in their 4-month Leadership Lab program.
“Out of all the networking opportunities out there, I make time to attend the programs NCPC offers. The events are professionally run, well-attended, and the perfect mix of information sharing and networking. I know I’m always going to learn something valuable and meet interesting people.”
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