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Mark Orozco

Welcoming Mark Orozco

| by Cathy Cha in Fund News

Haas, Jr. Fund Welcomes New Vice President of Finance and Operations

With a broad range of experiences in investments, finance, and management from A to Z, Mark brings new energy and expertise to Haas Jr.

As Vice President of Finance and Operations, Mark provides stewardship of the Haas, Jr. Fund’s investment portfolio and financial resources, and oversees IT, administration, and HR. “It’s my family’s immigrant ex…

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The Power of Community Leadership

| by Cathy Cha

Across California, our civic and local leaders too often are not reflective of the communities they are supposed to serve.

After working in party politics at the national and state levels, James Woodson decided the real route to change lies in communities closer to the ground. “Building up grassroots leaders is how you build power, and that’s not really what political parties are made to do,” he said.

After working in party politics at the national and state levels, James Woodson decided the real route to change lies in communities closer to the ground. “Building up grassroots leaders is how you build power, and…

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What I’m Thankful For

| by Cathy Cha in Fund News

Catalyzing this Moment for Justice and Equality

I feel a deep gratitude, for being able to emerge, however tentatively, from the isolation and separation of Covid-19, and for the shifts we’re seeing in institutional racism and the stark inequalities around us.

One of the silver linings of the pandemic has been that I’m more grateful for the everyday things in life. That my kids are attending school in person. Going trick-or-treating with my 9-year-old even with masks on.…

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Welcoming Our New Communications Director

| by Cathy Cha in Fund News

Maliha Sadiq Brings Strategic Comms and Storytelling Experience to the Fund

Sadiq will design and implement communication strategies that strengthen the impacts of the organizations the Fund supports, and the communities it serves.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund recently announced it has hired Maliha Sadiq as its new director of communications. In this position, Sadiq will lead strategic communications and storytelling efforts aimed at a…

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