Resume of Involvement

Community Service means more than just writing the check.  It’s about joining in common cause with others.  Rolling up your sleeves.  Manning the phones.  Doing the “behind the scenes” work. Real time and real energy generously given to worthwhile causes – in addition to making  much-needed dollar donations along the way.

Santa Cruz is home. And who should understand what it means to nurture and care for home, in all is forms, better than a Realtor who has spent his entire professional career helping guide clients through the most important transitions of their lives?

This is a partial list of the local groups, boards, task forces and community efforts that I have been directly involved in and/or supported financially over the last 30 years.

- Tom

 

 

Local Education

Westlake Elementary School, PTA and Fundraising
Gateway School, Board of Trustees
Springhill School, Volunteer Advisor/Consultant
Holy Cross School, Basketball /Softball Coach
Schools Plus, Volunteer Coordinator
 St. Francis Central Coast High School, Board of Trustees, Vice-Chair
New Horizons School for Homeless Children, Board Member/Advisor
 Cabrillo College, Small Business Development Center Advisor/Consultant
University of California Santa Cruz, Volunteer/Advisor for On-Campus Foodservice

 

Boards and Organizations

Downtown Association of Santa Cruz, Board, Vice President 
Santa Cruz Area Restaurant Association, President, Executive Director
 Santa Cruz Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board Member 
Santa Cruz Conference and Visitors Council, Board Member 
Community Foundation Of Santa Cruz County, Board Member
 Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, Member 
Aptos Chamber of Commerce, Member
 Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce, Member 
Capitola ChambeArts and Culture


New Music Works, Founding Board Member
Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, Volunteer Fundraising Committeer of Commerce, Member
 Community Advisors Network (CAN), Charter Member
 Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, Board Member 
Santa Cruz Association of Realtors

 

 

 

Community Service


Public Works Commission, City of Santa Cruz, Vice-Chair
 Beach Shuttle Task Force
 Mayor’s Task Force on Downtown Social Issues 
Focus Downtown Task Force, 
Task Force on Public Inebriacy,
 New Jail Site Task Force

 

Public Health

Volunteer Coordinator for the Responsible Hospitality Institute

 

Real Estate

Media Relations Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors, Chair 
Community Relations Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors, Chair
 Installation Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors
 Designated Media Spokesman, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors 
Long Range Planning Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors 
Strategic Planning Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors 
MLS Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors

 

Philanthropy


Development Committee Community Foundation of SC County, Chair
 Advancement Committee Community Foundation of SC County, Chair
 Philanthropic Services Committee Community Foundation of SC County, Chair
 Grants Committee Community Foundation of SC County
 Executive Committee, Community Foundation of SC County 
Gift Review Committee, Community Foundation of SC County 
Families in Transition, Volunteer Advisor
 Homeless Services Center, Volunteer Fundraiser 
Rebele Family Shelter, Volunteer Advisor/Fundraiser
Founder/Donor Advisor of the Sanctuary Fund Community Foundation of SC County

 

Significant Philanthropic Gifts

Homeless Services Center,
 Page Smith Center, 
Rebele Family Shelter, 
Mental Health Action, Client Network (MHCAN)
, Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, 
Families in Transition,
 New Horizons School for Homeless Children, 
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center
, Dientes Community Dental Clinic,
 2nd Harvest Food Bank,
 Community Bridges/Live Oak Family Resource Center
, Above the Line,
 Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, 
Sienna House, 
Holy Cross School, 
Habitat for Humanity, 
St Francis Central Coast Catholic High School

 

Youth Sports


Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz, Basketball Coach 
G Ball, Basketball Coach
 Team Santa Cruz AAU, Basketball Coach
 Santa Cruz Quakes AAU, Basketball Coach Board Member 
Holy Cross School, Basketball and Softball Coach
 Santa Cruz Gals Softball, Coach 
Santa Cruz Surf AAU, Club Director, Coach
 Annual Participant, Martin Luther King Basketball Tournament

 

Local Media/Cultural Contributions


Columnist Good Times Weekly Newspaper
, Contributor Monterey Life Magazine, 
Contributor Taste Magazine,  
Columnist The Sun Newspaper
, Columnist Coastal Homes Magazine, 
Host of “Real Estate of the Art” AM 1080 KSCO Radio, 
“Real Estate of Mind”, Santa Cruz Sentinel
, Contributor Homeward Bound Homeless Services Center Newsletter

 


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Tom Brezsny
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