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    Promises2Kids Chosen As Charity On All-Star Celebrity Apprentice

Promises2Kids Chosen As Charity On All-Star Celebrity Apprentice

This season on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, Brande Roderick played for our charity, Promises2Kids. We would like to give a HUGE thank you to Brande Roderick for selecting Promises2Kids as her charity of choice in this season’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. We’re grateful for her support of our mission in creating a brighter future for foster children and as she worked to raise money and gained national awareness in support of San Diego County’s local foster youth! Thank you also to Donald Trump for his generous $20,000 contribution to Promises2Kids.

View the video from the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice season premiere


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Protecting Kids by Having the Courage to Report Child Abuse

12/1/11  –  UT SAN DIEGO  –  There is no worse crime than someone hurting a child. In the same vein, knowing a child is being hurt and sitting silent out of fear, apathy or lack of knowing what to do is equally damaging to the child. Each year, there are more than 70,000 calls made to the San Diego County Child Abuse Hotline. Although this number is shocking, there are many more cases of abuse in our community than what is reported.  Read more…

By |December 1st, 2011|News Stories|0 Comments

Promises2Kids Names Tonya Torosian as New Chief Executive Officer

Promises2Kids, a 30-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse, announces Tonya Torosian as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Torosian previously spent three years as the executive director of the San Diego County Commission on Children, Youth and Families where she led the commission to advise the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors on policies affecting the welfare of children in foster care or children involved with the juvenile justice system.

Torosian’s work in child welfare and nonprofit management spans 20 years and three states. She developed programs and policies for child and youth-based organizations in Illinois, Arizona and California. A tireless advocate for children and youth throughout her entire career, Torosian began her career first as a social worker, then as an executive charged with developing strategic alliances and implementing processes, systems, and policies.

“We are thrilled Tonya is returning to the foundation as CEO. Her vast experience and knowledge of nonprofit management will help take our organization to the next level, allowing us to help even more children in need,” says Joan Waitt, board member, Promises2Kids.

Torosian has a strong background in fundraising, nonprofit administration and board development. She also has a history with Promises2Kids, serving as the organization’s director of development from 2005 to 2008 when the foundation was known as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation.

Torosian is a certified fundraising executive and received her Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University with an emphasis in Planning, Administration and Community Practice. She has served on the board of several nonprofit organizations and she currently sits on the board of the San Diego chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She is a resident of North Park (92104).

By |November 16th, 2011|Press Releases|0 Comments

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