Changemakers for Children

Over the past 40 years, we have changed the lives of foster children, thanks to the outstanding leadership of our 40 Changemakers – individuals, corporate partners and community partners who have each played a critical role in the lives of foster children. With their support, we have accomplished the following:

  • Reunited brothers and sisters living apart in foster care 2,041 times
  • Supported 739 high school and college students in reaching their educational goals
  • Provided 17,702 youth with birthday gifts, school clothes and opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities
  • Cared for approximately 60,000 children at the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center

Thank you to our 40 Changemakers listed below for creating a brighter future for foster children®!


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Polinsky Children’s Center

Corporate Partners

Community Partners


Promises2Kids Founders

Congratulations to our 40 Changemakers

Arthur & Jeannie Rivkin
Bob & Laura Duggan
Boyer Moving & Storage
Children’s Legal Services of San Diego
City of San Diego Mayor’s Office
County of San Diego HHSA – Child Welfare Services
David Dunn (Posthumous)
Deborah Marengo
Founders – Norma Hirsh, Renée Comeau, Robert K. Butterfield
Greg Cox
Honorable Ana L. España
Honorable James R. Milliken
In-N-Out Burger Foundation
Jeffrey Strauss & Pamplemousse Grille
Joan Waitt
Kevin & Raegan Prior
Las Patronas
Lee Otto
Local Law Enforcement

Marcella Lee & CBS News 8
McCarthy Family Foundation
National Charity League
Papa Doug Manchester
Rady Children’s Hospital – Developmental Services
Ron & Mary Alice Brady
Ron Roberts
Sade Burrell
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
San Diego County Office of Education – Foster Youth Services
San Diego Foster Parent Association & Debbie Stolz (Posthumous)
San Diego Padres
Senator Toni Atkins
Southwest Airlines
St. Germaine Children’s Charity
Straight From The Heart
The Chadwick Center & Dr. David Chadwick (Posthumous)
The Goodall Family
Ticket to Dream Foundation
Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation