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Galinson selected as Leichtag Family Foundation vice chair

Murray Galinson

CARLSBAD, California (Press Release)—The Leichtag Family Foundation on Thursday announced the election of community leader and philanthropist Murray Galinson as Vice Chair of its Board of Directors.

“Murray’s broad and deep community engagement combined with his record of leadership and experience in philanthropy, education, law and finance will significantly advance the ability of the Foundation to accomplish lasting change,” noted James Farley, Leichtag Family Foundation President and CEO.

“Murray’s expertise has already served the Leichtag Family Foundation in several roles. As a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee, he has shared his considerable background in finance and banking. Additionally, his involvement as an education leader has helped shape our strategy in advancing important educational initiatives such as the PACE Promise in San Marcos,” said Farley.

Galinson is the former Chair of the Board of San Diego National Bank and currently serves as manager of La Jolla M.J. Management, LLC and as a member of the Galinson Group, an investment and real estate holding company.

Engaged in a wide range of philanthropic activities, Galinson currently holds the position of chair of the international Jewish Funders Network and is the immediate past chair of the Jewish Community Foundation of
San Diego. He is also on the boards of the Weingart Foundation, San Diego Grantmakers and the Galinson Family Foundation and serves on the advisory board of Price Family Charities.

Galinson’s record of community service is diverse. He is the past chair of the Board of Trustees for the California State University System and serves on the Board of Trustees of California Western School of Law. He has chaired the San Diego Advisory Board for Police Community Relations, the San Diego Citizens Review Board for Police Practice, the San Diego Blue Ribbon Task Force on Violence, UCSD Chancellor’s Associates, United Jewish Federation of San Diego and the Museum of Photographic Arts of San Diego and has served on numerous other
boards and commissions. Galinson has also held positions on national and local political campaign committees.

Galinson formerly practiced law in Minnesota and was a federal prosecutor, law professor and banker. Galinson has also held positions on numerous national and local political campaign committees.

The Leichtag Family Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking foundation dedicated to alleviating human hardship, advancing self‐ sufficiency, and promoting tolerance and understanding, reflecting the Jewish heritage of founders Toni and Lee Leichtag and their daughter Joli Andre. Based in Carlsbad, California, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $50 million since its inception in 1991.

Preceding provided by the Leichtag Family Foundation

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