SAN DIEGO – May 12, 2014 – Local Nonprofit, Classics 4 Kids, today announced that it has named Tricia Link as its New Executive Director, effective immediately. Ms. Link is a well known San Diego-area community partnering expert, having most recently served as Vice President, Community Relations & External Affairs, at Mission Federal Credit Union, where she also served as the Executive Director of their Community Foundation since late 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Link served in a variety of executive leadership roles at top Fortune 500 companies and a global nonprofit.
“Classics 4 Kids is thrilled to welcome Tricia to our nonprofit family and look forward to her bringing her extensive cause marketing, branding and philanthropic partnering expertise to take our twenty-year nonprofit into its next phase of community collaboration,” said Holly Smith Jones, Chair of the Classics 4 Kids Board of Directors. “Her extensive experience in working with San Diego-area school districts, schools and students make Tricia the ideal leader to continue the Classics 4 Kids legacy of helping to fill the current gap in music and performing arts education left by state budget cuts to education.”
A multi-award winning cause marketing and philanthropic leader, Ms. Link received the national Community Relations Professional of the year award by PR News at the National Press Club in Washington, DC in late 2009, and most recently, her organization was named the San Diego Philanthropic Corporation of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in November, 2013, based on nominations from Ms. Link’s community partners.
Ms. Link brings with her more than 20 years of leadership experience, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism magna cum laude and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and a Masters of Law degree from Loyola University Chicago.