Corporate Philanthropy, Speaking Engagements

Corporate Philanthropy: How can nonprofits effectively engage corporations in philanthropy that will positively influence their bottom line?

Join Me as panel moderator of

Corporate Philanthropy: How can nonprofits effectively engage corporations in philanthropy that will positively influence their bottom line?

at the North County Philanthropy Council Luncheon

on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

at the Sheraton Carlsbad.

Interested? More info and registration here.


The business of philanthropy tends to rely on an emotional appeal to donors. Corporations are not necessarily driven to make donations for altruistic reasons nor are they influenced emotionally to support nonprofits – much like individual donors. Individuals have a heart. Corporations have a bottom line.


When corporations are engaged further in philanthropy through a method that positively affects their bottom line, they are more likely to give and engage with nonprofit organizations. This type of corporate philanthropy results in building healthy communities. We have great examples of these partnerships between corporations and nonprofit organization in North County.


The North County Philanthropy Council Luncheon Panel Discussion will answer: How can nonprofits effectively engage corporations in philanthropy that will positively influence their bottom line?


 Panelist Include

Neville Billamoria PhotoNeville Billimoria, SVP Membership/Marketing and Chief Advocacy Officer, Mission Federal Credit Union

Neville Billimoria is an effective communications and values leader, growing organizations through external marketing, media, and sales effectiveness, as well as internal organizational alignment, corporate communications and leadership development. He brings experience, energy and empowerment to his leadership role as SVP Membership/Marketing and Chief Advocacy Officer at Mission Federal Credit Union where he has accountability for a strategic array of crucial outward facing functions and promoting Mission Fed’s public image and brand. Neville serves on several boards including; the Mission Federal Community Foundation Board, San Diego Non Profit Association Board, & the Education Synergy Alliance Board. After graduating from UC San Diego, Neville remains involved on the UCSD Alumni Board, and teaching martial arts, yoga and meditation on campus for over 30 years. He is a frequent speaker on topics including marketing, branding, leadership and community engagement.





Tory See Photo



Tory See, Community Relations Manager, ViaSat

Tory See is the Community Outreach & Charitable Giving Officer for ViaSat, Inc. and has the

exciting role of shaping ViaSat’s footprint in the community through engaging employees in

philanthropic endeavors in the community. In her past roles at ViaSat, she was responsible to

guide strategic plans, process analysis, employee engagement and resource management. Her

previous experience working in a family private office managing both the wealth and family

foundation has led to her current role of engaging with the community and nonprofits on behalf

of ViaSat. Tory lives in Carlsbad with her husband and two beautiful daughters.









Chris Cochran Photo

Chris Cochran, Community Relations Manager, Stone Brewing Co

Chris Cochran is the Community Relations Manager for the Stone Brewing Co., and has been with the company for nearly 14 years. A graduate of UCSD with a degree in Communications with a focus on Mass Media & Marketing, Chris has used those skills to be a critical member of the Stone organization and has added greatly to their incredible growth. He also is very active in the North County community where he sits on the Board at the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, on the Board of Trustees at The California Center for the Arts Escondido, and at ArtHatch/Distinction Gallery. He also served eight years on the Parks & Trails Committee for the City of San Marcos…where he also lives with his awesome wife Leslie and amazing cat, Tanner Finnegan!






Kathy Patoff Photo




Kathy Patoff, Vice President and Foundation Officer, Union Bank of California 

Bio coming soon.

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