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Our Commitment

About Us

Our Commitment

OUR PURPOSE 

Creating an inclusive, equitable, and dynamic future for all San Diegans. 

IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THIS VISION

We advance excellence and shared opportunity through investments in

groundbreaking institutions, ideas, and people. 

SO THAT IN SAN DIEGO

More people are financially secure, healthy, and empowered. 

Communities are more uplifting and connected. 

The institutions and systems that serve us offer equitable access to opportunity. 

WE WILL INVEST IN

Visual and performing arts, medical research, healthcare, and youth success. 

AND PAY ATTENTION TO

The impact of our work on climate, our character as a border region, and

advancing a shared vision for our community. 

Our History

Our History

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From Indiana, Conrad Prebys moved to California with $500 in his pocket and an entrepreneurial mindset. Over the following decades, he built a real estate company as one of the largest private owners of residential multi-family properties in San Diego County. 

During his later years, Conrad became dedicated to the community through charities, donating over $350M to organizations devoted to healthcare, medical research, visual & performing arts, higher education, youth development, animal conservation, and more. 

To ensure his vision extended beyond his life, Conrad created The Conrad Prebys Foundation to perpetuate his commitment to philanthropic endeavors in San Diego.  

Our Team

Our Team

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Grant Oliphant

Chief Executive Officer

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Veronica Blea

Program Officer

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Nancy Nguyen

Office Administrator

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Chris Sichel

Vice President of Programs

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Gil Alvarado

Chief Financial Officer

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Nidia Castañeda

Sr. Executive Administrator

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Crystal Page

Director of Communications

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Emily Young

Vice President of Programs

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Julie Dubick

Chief of Staff & Strategic Partnership Advisor

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Brenda Lugo

Executive Administrator

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Nikki Phair

Director of Operations

Tess Karesky

Tess Karesky

Communications Administrator

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Victor Alcalá

Grants Administrator

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Alexandra Kritchevsky

Program Officer

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Iris Rico

Sr. Controller & Accountant

Our Board

Our Board

The Conrad Prebys Foundation has a dedicated Board, each director bringing a unique and insightful perspective to the mission of The Foundation as it defines its role in the community, preserving the nature of Conrad's philanthropic intent for charitable impact. You can read more about our board here

Financial Statements

The Conrad Prebys Foundation is guided by transparency, accountability, partnership, and humility.

Financial Statement
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