Thank You to Amanda Byrd, Southern California Board Member
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Thank You to Amanda Byrd, Southern California Board Member

This September, we said farewell to Amanda “Andie” Byrd as an esteemed member of Opportunity Fund’s Southern California Regional Board.  With her Board term coming to a close, we celebrate her many contributions to furthering our work of driving economic mobility and access to capital for determined entrepreneurs.

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We have profoundly benefited from Andie’s deep commitment to racial equity and social justice. That commitment is mirrored through Andie’s personal and professional endeavors, where she has raised more than $80 million to support low-income California families. She is currently the Vice President, Membership & Sustainability at Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), connecting more than 300 foundations, companies, and government funders as they work to build a more equitable Southern California. A resident of Orange County for more than a decade, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for OCCORD, a nonprofit that helps build good jobs, strong neighborhoods and an inclusive democracy in the OC.

We will always consider Andie a valued friend and partner in supporting Southern California’s determined entrepreneurs, families, and communities.

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If you share Andie’s passion to strengthen and ensure the resilience of small businesses, please consider joining Opportunity Fund’s Southern California Board this fall. If you are interested in learning more and receiving an introduction packet, please contact Denise Nelson, Regional Vice President, at

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