Bio

Martha Phillips, a twenty year resident of San Diego is known as being a results-driven professional with an extensive record of success in business and nonprofit agencies including executive leadership roles, fundraising, program management and civic collaborations. As a visionary, Ms. Phillips spent 30 years in the financial services industry where she proved the ability to implement strategies that increase productivity, profitability, teamwork and both partner and customer satisfaction. In the past 15 years Ms. Phillips has focused her energy and passion working to support missions of various nonprofit organizations including Point Loma Association, Junior Achievement of San Diego, and Point Loma Summer Concerts. Her many career awards include proclamations by the City Council of San Diego and San Diego County Board of Supervisors in July 20th 2018 as “Martha Phillips Day”.

Why I Joined SDPF

It is my honor to serve on the board of the San Diego Parks Foundation. I feel lucky I’ve had opportunities to actively participate in activities at Rec Centers and parks my whole life. As a child I attended after school programs, learned to swim, play sports, and explore nature. As a teen, I learned respect, teamwork and leadership skills and appreciation for parks. My summer jobs included Youth Conservation Corp, a lifeguard and swim instructor at our town pools and beaches, and during college worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club leading hikes and activities while managing lodges in the White Mountains. Through these experiences, I’ve become a committed volunteer in support of the millions of park enthusiasts San Diegans. I have accepted the challenge to raise awareness and support for San Diego parks and bring social equity across all of the neighborhoods of San Diego. With your help we will create pride in our community and help us thrive in America’s Finest City.