Rey López-Calderón Joins Alliance San Diego as New Advancement Director

SAN DIEGO, CA — Alliance San Diego is thrilled to announce the hiring of Rey López-Calderón as the organization’s new advancement director, starting in January 2020. 

López-Calderón brings a wealth of experience in organizational development, fundraising, and community organizing to Alliance San Diego, which has emerged as a highly effective community empowerment organization over the last decade. In his new role, López-Calderón will position Alliance San Diego to deepen its impact in building a more inclusive democracy that works for all people. He previously worked as national vice-president for Development for Common Cause and executive director of its California chapter.

The announcement comes as Alliance San Diego prepares for a busy 2020, which will include electoral mobilization, census outreach, leadership development, and human rights protection. In its short history, Alliance San Diego has empowered underrepresented communities to create change and shape the future of San Diego and beyond. From changes in public discourse to changes in public policy, we have worked to ensure that affected community members have a seat at the decision-making tables and are fairly represented. Alliance San Diego has done this with a committed staff of 20 that will now include Rey López Calderón as the new advancement director. 

“I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Alliance San Diego team. The organization is making powerful strides in its mission to promote justice and mobilize for change. I look forward to being a part of the effort to bring the organization to the next level, making a positive difference so that the people of San Diego can flourish,” said López-Calderón.

Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego, said: “Rey López Calderón is a master of his trade and we are excited to have him join our team of expert change-makers. He will help take Alliance San Diego to the next level of impact and increase our capacity to empower the community to participate fully in our democracy.

About Alliance San Diego

Alliance San Diego is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our mission is to provide a means for diverse individuals and organizations to share information, collaborate on issues and mobilize for change in the pursuit of social justice, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. We pursue this mission through targeted civic engagement programs and strategic coalitions that focus on specific issues and policy reforms.