|A message from the Executive Director:
As we close another year, I look back with great pride and admiration to our board, staff and talented volunteer corps for their many accomplishments during the past year.
Most of you are aware of the early years of TIP. There were many occasions when TIP National Founder, Wayne Fortin, wondered if this endeavor was ever going to truly get off the ground. Thankfully, through Wayne Fortin's efforts, his partnership with Oceanside Police and a small team of dedicated volunteers, TIP continues to grow and provide immediate support to those affected by a tragedy. We are thankful to our continuing partner agencies, for without them, we would not be able to provide services to citizens in crisis. We have recently expanded to provide services to Coronado Police and Fire.
View our full list of partnering agencies.
Our current Board of Directors
(Meet the Board)
brings a diverse background and a wealth of knowledge to our organization. TIP San Diego will be better and more effective than ever as we continue to add talent at all levels and Board Members with vast experience in a variety of areas.
We have been fortunate enough to grow our staffing team in the past few years. Our most recent staffing additions include Outreach Coordinators. The purpose of this role is to provide continuing education to our partner agencies as well as be more of a public presence. Additionally, the Outreach Coordinators are busy speaking at various community events to recruit and build on to our current volunteer group.
Click here to see our current staffing team.
In efforts to ensure we are continually thinking about how to be a strong organization and one that supports volunteers, we applied to the Points of Light Service Enterprise Program last year. I am excited to announce that we were officially accepted into this program, and were provided a scholarship that covers 100% of the program cost! This is an intense program that will really evaluate TIP on a multitude of levels, primarily how we utilize, engage, and support volunteers, as well as long term sustainability and structure (funding diversity, succession planning for staff and volunteers, etc). For more information, click here.
All of the successes, accomplishments and lives positively changed from TIP services would not be possible without our volunteers. We have a large group of dedicated, compassionate, and highly trained individuals, who respond 24/7/365 to be with citizens that are experiencing the worst day of their lives. Annually, each volunteer provides over 500 hours of service to TIP, and many do much more than that?
It is my hope that each of you, the dedicated TIP volunteers and supporters, stay safe as you continue to make an unforgettable difference in the lives of those we serve. Thank you for your continued support!
Shay Gebler Bence