Algalita Marine Research Foundation
United States of America
As an Algalita Board member since 2012, Ron contributes his technical expertise, philanthropy experience and his ability to help find new, creative ways for the organization to secure new funding and new grants. An active philanthropist and community leader, he recently created the “Ronald and Debra Jagner Fund,” through the Orange Community Foundation which donates to organizations involved with science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Ron also serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Board Member in the South Coast Symphony (SCS). The SCS founded in 1996, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The Symphony is beginning its 21st Season in Orange County. The 70 member Symphony’s mission is to provide South OC’s 15 diverse communities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic musical experience for both young & old. Previously, Ron spent eight years as a Board Member and Officer involved in the former Gateway Cities Partnership, a community development and education nonprofit. For several years, he was also a Board Member in the Boeing Long Beach Management Association. Later, he spent 5 years with the Boeing Employee Community Fund evaluating grants from other non-profits seeking funds. During this time, he also mentored students at California State University, Long Beach through the Boeing corporate mentorship program where he helped many college students prepare for the transition into the workforce.