Sacramento (July 2022) – Natomas resident Candice Phillips, MBA, has joined the board of directors for the California Capital Region Foundation that invests and distributes funds for the benefit of the local United Way chapter that is working to end poverty for local families, starting in school.
“I joined this foundation because I am motivated by servant leadership and by knowing that my work helps manifest a better future for the communities we serve,” Phillips said.
Phillips is chief financial and administration officer at Improve Your Tomorrow, a nonprofit working to increase the number of young men of color who attend and graduate from colleges and universities. Prior to her work at Improve Your Tomorrow, she was director at a Sacramento firm providing fiscal consulting to charter schools across California and Nevada. She also has served as a founder, managing member, senior accountant and financial analyst with other organizations. She holds an MBA in business management from Hope International University in Fullerton, Calif., and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Jackson College in Michigan. She also earned a certificate in finance and managerial accounting from Cornell University and is currently working on another Cornell certificate in executive leadership.
United Way California Capital Region has been working to fight poverty for nearly 100 years by creating stronger, healthier, more compassionate communities, now serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. The local United Way has found one place in each community to reach the most families in need: School is square one for ending family poverty. United Way uses its Square One approach to end poverty for local families by helping children excel in school, investing in families, and strengthening schools with resources to address increased poverty and deep roots of racial inequality. www.YourLocalUnitedWay.org