Meet Tom Runge
Our Promise Loaned Executive, Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Q & A:
Name, state department or agency.
Tom Runge, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
What do you enjoy most about working as a Loaned Executive on the OP campaign?
I have enjoyed meeting with all the nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento Region. We have so many dedicated organizations that provide valuable services to people in need. It has been great meeting the people behind these organizations.
How long have you been involved in or volunteered with the campaign?
I began as a volunteer with CDCR’s EIS unit’s charitable campaign in 2013. I have been involved in the campaign ever since.
What inspires you to give through the campaign?
Finding out what an impact our donations make for these organizations. It’s remarkable what a difference even a small donation makes for these groups.
What nonprofits do you donate time or funds to, and why?
I donate to the Ali Forney Center based in New York City. The Ali Forney Center provides LGBTQ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for independent living. It is estimated that 50% of LGBTQ youth have attempted suicide. Giving to the Ali Forney Center is a small effort to help reduce those numbers and to let LGBTQ youth know that they are valued.