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Donald Stump

President and CEO, orth County Lifeline

Donald Stump joined North County Lifeline as its executive director in 2007. The nonprofit first began in 1969 as a drop-in center for troubled youth and has since expanded its outreach to the farthest corners of San Diego. Stump has more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations that serve youth and families. Before Stump came to Lifeline, he worked with the Preuss School UCSD and with San Diego Youth Services. He has served as an advisor and trainer at the University of San Diego’s nonprofit leadership program. Stump remains active in community groups.

ALMA MATER: Texas Tech University, Boston College

BUCKET LIST: Write a book.

ADVICE: Life’s a marathon, not a sprint. Hire and support good people to work with and give them the authority and tools to do their job well.

AFTER HOURS: He enjoys swimming.

OUTREACH: He serves on the Board of Directors for orth County Health Services.