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January 16 ~ In-Person Meeting ~ Burnham Center for Community Advancement

  • 16 Jan 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Elijah's Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111


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Join us for our first meeting of 2024!

January 16, 2024 ~ 12:00 p.m.

Elijah's Restaurant7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

Program: Burnham Center for Community Advancement

Burnham Center for Community Advancement

Join us on January 16, 2024, to learn how the Burnham Center for Community Advancement helps make the San Diego binational region a better place to live, work, and play for all. BCCA serves as a nexus point where community stakeholders come together to identify regional needs, find innovative solutions, and tackle some of the region’s most pressing issues. The Center is working on these issues: President and CEO, Tad Seth Parzen will speak to us about:

  • Balboa Park - released a report “Preparing for Balboa Park’s Next 100 Years.”
  • The World Design Capital - a global competition, where San Diego and Tijuana were the first binational urban region to obtain World Design status.
  • Opportunity and Prosperity - helping organize and inspire employers and training institutions to focus on high-growth, high-wage industries in San Diego and create incubators to support entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • Housing Affordability – bringing together housing advocates, developers, and city planners with those impacted by this crisis to ensure every San Diego can actually live in San Diego.
  • Envisioning Our Future – asking the question, what does it look like for our residents, industries, nonprofit sector, and government in ten or twenty years? How do we build the best San Diego region going forward?
  • Rebuilding Community - seeking to organize a local coalition of those committed to rebuilding a sense of community that can heal and take our region forward, together.

Speaker: Tad Seth Parzen, President and CEO

Joining us to tell BCCA’s story will be President and CEO Tad Seth Parzen, who co-founded the Center with civic leader Malin Burnham in 2021. Tad is a highly respected leader in the San Diego region, renowned for his long-standing commitment to civic causes and expertise in collaborative community development. Tad was named a 2023 Nonprofit CEO of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal.

Prior to joining the Burnham Center, Tad led Parzen Civic Solutions, focusing on cross-sector collaborations to enhance communities. Tad began his career as a lawyer and partner at Hillyer & Irwin, became General Counsel for the San Diego Unified School District, and then Executive Vice President at Price Philanthropies.

Tad has contributed his time and expertise to many regional civic organizations, including the Institute of the Americas, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Business Roundtable for Education, World Design Capital 2024, Congregation Beth El, Jewish Federation of San Diego County, San Diego Jazz Ventures, American Jewish Committee and others.

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