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Since 2006, Nick Lam of Pacific BMW has served as the President of Ascencia’s Board of Directors. Nick shepherded PATH Achieve Glendale through its first years, leading extraordinary fundraising efforts and building a Board of exceptional volunteer leaders. Not only did Nick personally give substantial gifts to the organization, under his leadership Ascencia raised over $4.7 million in operating and capital funding for Ascencia’s new Access Center and Supportive Housing Apartment Building which are currently under development.

Nick shared that while he feels he was the right person for the job at the time, Ascencia is ready for leadership more inclined to strategic planning to manage the agency’s growth. He has happily turned over the reins to newly-elected Chip Stone of The Stone – Beck Group at Morgan Stanley, who will fulfill the remainder of Nick’s term through June 2014. We look forward to an incredible year under Chip’s leadership!

Though Nick is retiring from his post as President, he remains highly involved with Ascencia. He is Co-Chair for Ascencia’s capital campaign committee, along with Board member Dunson Cheng of Cathay Bank. He will remain on the Board of Ascencia. The staff and board thank Nick for his humility, passion and good humor. As a token of appreciation, the Board presented Nick with a beautiful crystal gavel during his final Board meeting as President as a symbol of his commitment to ending homelessness.


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