November 17, 2017


San Diego, CA — Promises2Kids has named Jeffrey Strauss to its Board of Directors. Strauss is the Executive Chef and Owner of Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach, a Zagat-rated #1 Restaurant in San Diego for three consecutive years. He was honored in 2008 as San Diego Nice Guy of the Year.

Chef Strauss has prepared everything from intimate meals to huge banquets for the most prestigious corporate names in America and Europe (Tiffany & Co., Disney Studios, Paine Webber, UNOCAL, 20th Century Fox, Neiman Marcus, Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, MCA, Amblin Entertainment); for such dignitaries as President George W. Bush, the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the wedding of Caroline Kennedy, and the 1984 inaugural luncheon for Ronald Reagan; and entertainment luminaries such as Aaron Spelling, Tom Hanks, Elton John, and Steven Spielberg.

“Promises2Kids is truly honored to welcome Jeffrey to our Board,” said Tonya Torosian, MSW, CFRE, the organization’s CEO.  “Jeffrey and his wife support many charities in our community and have been involved with Promises2Kids for nearly five years. We’re excited about the vision and enthusiasm he brings to our Board.

Each year Promises2Kids provides more than 3,000 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults. Promises2Kids supports these children through its four programs: Polinsky Children's Center, Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars and Foster Funds.