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NPA 2.0 Summit & Pitch Lab

March 28 @ 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get ready for an afternoon of inspiration, innovation, and collaboration at the NPA 2.0 Summit & Pitch Lab on March 28th, from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. This event is a unique opportunity for nonprofits, funding organizations, and industry experts to come together, learn, and share insights on creating a positive impact.

Venue: Knobbe Martens, 2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Irvine, CA
Thursday, March 28th, 2024 – Check-In Begins 2:30 pm

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Keynote Speaker: Jack Toan, JT Consulting Formerly the head of Wells Fargo philanthropy, Jack Toan from JT Consulting will kick off the summit with his wealth of experience and knowledge. Gain valuable insights into philanthropy and community service, setting the stage for an enriching event.

Pitch Lab Showcase: 
Experience the vibrancy of 8 nonprofits that have graduated from the Non-Profit Accelerator program. Witness their progress and potential as they present their initiatives in the Pitch Lab. These pitches will be evaluated by funding experts and the audience, with qualifying nonprofits standing a chance to win cash and in-kind awards.

Presenting Non-Profit Accelerator Alumni:

About Jack Toan, Principal, JT Consulting Group


As a refugee whose family relied on the kindness of strangers, Jack understands firsthand the power of a collective community who cares and actively works to uplift others. His experience drives his belief in creating social change through action. Jack is the Principal of JT Consulting Group whose mission is to create an equitable world by catalyzing and strengthening the power of nonprofit, corporate and social change initiatives to create meaningful societal impact.

He is the former Co-CEO of the Illumination Foundation, a $50M nonprofit employing over 400 employees with the mission to disrupt the cycle of homelessness through an interdisciplinary approach that includes healthcare and housing. He played a critical role in stabilizing the organization post the height of the pandemic and into the Great Resignation due to staff burnout. He left the organization in great financial standing having led successful fundraising efforts culminating with the highest-grossing fundraiser in the history of the annual OC Chef’s Table event at $1.3M. Prior to that, he had an 18-year career in corporate social responsibility at Wells Fargo as the Vice President and Manager of Community Relations. He managed the company’s volunteerism, community development programs and oversaw more than $10M of the company’s annual charitable giving program in the Southern California Region.

His vast commitments to the community have placed him in many leadership roles. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Asian American Futures which he co-founded and the Dragon Kim Foundation. He is a Community Advisory Board member for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at UC Irvine and the Mix Academy. Jack is an appointee to the Orange County Commission to End Homelessness and co-founder of Delivering with Dignity OC, a collaboration that engages volunteers and support local restaurants while serving the most vulnerable affected by food insecurity and COVID-19.

Jack holds an MBA from UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and is a graduate of the Southern California Leadership Network. Most importantly, he is a proud father of four amazing children!


March 28
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM


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Knobbe Martens, 2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Irvine, CA
2040 Main Street
Irvine, CA, CA United States
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