The Mission of Business Cares

Non-profits statewide are continually in a state of transition, continually working to fill gaps in funding whenever and wherever needed. Business Cares, Incorporated (BCI) proposes to help close these gaps by utilizing revenue generated from unique fundraising projects to strengthen and expand services in existing San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organizations. Specifically, we will start funding art programs for k through 12 grades that have been slashed due to budgeting constraints, as well as, funding substance abuse treatment programs and veteran organizations that aid veterans in their transition to civilian life. As our organization becomes stronger through the support from businesses in our community, we will expand to other types of non-profits to enrich their organizations and to help insure their long-term sustainability.

What Is Business Cares Inc. All About?

BCI serves as a conduit between local non-profit organizations and the San Francisco Bay Area business community, businesses aiming to support the communities they serve. BCI selectively matches local non-profit organizations and companies within the community creating innovative projects designed to raise much needed funding for the non-profit while furthering the reputation of the businesses and enhances their branding position. BCI produces innovative and creative projects that accomplish the goals to the benefit of the non-profit organizations, the community that they serve and the businesses that help non-profit partners.

Why Does BCI Do What It Does?

Our initial focus will be on organizations that provide services to children in K through 12 grades leaning toward areas of study that the schools no longer have a budget, such as painting, music, dance, and theater. It is important to provide our youth with well-rounded personalities and backgrounds to better manage their lives.  We will also aid a non-profit working with alcohol and drug rehabilitation from San Francisco through San Jose and organizations that help with veterans returning to civilian life.

Why Should You Participate?

Supporting non-profits through matching them up with businesses in a partnership is the goal of Business Cares. Your participation in our efforts will secure a healthier community and will be rewarding to you.  Happiness is helping others improve their lives without expecting anything in return.  You can do this by working with BCI to accomplish our goals.  If you have never attempted to do this, we challenge you to give it a try.  If you have done so, you understand the happiness it brings you and we challenge you to repeat it by helping BCI with the goal of helping those non-profit organizations that improve our community.  This type of service to others will bring to you an inner peace and satisfaction that will overwhelm you.

“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? if I am only for myself, then what am I? And, if not now, when?” by Hillel

There are a number of ways in which you can help make our goals and bring about success:

1.) Word of Mouth efforts to send your friends and business contacts to this website.
2.)  Encourage friends to make donations.
3.)  Encourage businesses to contact us so that they can partner with a non-profit organization that we work with.
4.)  Like our Facebook page (available by December 15st) and mention that you are helping BCI and why.  Tweet about BCI and our web site.
5.)  Volunteer to help us accomplish our goals.

Members of the BCI Board of Directors include:

Chungfu “Erik” Hsieh:  Financial advisor with a unique blend of experience in financial planning, client relationship development, and financial product sales, Erick holds both BA and MA Degrees and is fluent in several languages.

Lionel Mayrand:  A Business consultant and owner of tax preparation service Jackson Hewett in San Francisco, Lionel also serves as GS-12 for U.S. Health and Human Services administration on aging, region nine, representing the Pacific Rim.   Lionel has extensive experience in non-profit grant administration with organizations such as Head Start.

Raymond Medeiros:  For 15 years, Mr. Medeiros was senior executive, tracking shareholder and lead strategist at Runco International (www.runco.com). A founding partner of NewGate Internet, in 1992. It was one of the first companies to market on the Internet through the newsgroups and effectively helped companies, such as the Gap and LEGO to use the Internet to brand their businesses as the web appeared.  NewGate sold in 2006 to iCrossing (www.icrossing.com), owned by Hearst Corporation, a public company.  Mr. Medeiros holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Marketing from Kent State University.

Members of Our Advisory Board include:

Faruq Ahmad:  Silicon-valley professional with hands-on operational experience in all phases of the entrepreneurial growth.  Vice President at C. M. Capital and responsible for portfolio management of top-tier venture capital funds, Faruq holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT, an MS in Computer Science/Semiconductors from Stanford University, and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Tom Bechard: Commercial Real-estate management at TRI Coldwell Banker and Prudential California, as well as a principal at ProPark America, Tom is responsible for all National Real Estate and development transactions.  ProPark America is one of the nation’s leading parking companies, owning parking facilities and providing parking management services across the country.

Richard Delaney:  As Senior Vice President of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, a public company started in the late 1800s with over 5,000 employees, Richard is engaged in Stifel, Nicolaus investment banking division overseeing merger and acquisitions, and public offerings. 

Mark Soloway:  Chief Technology Officer of Versaic and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009, Mark has been successfully developing software for over 20 years in a variety of senior engineering, management, and executive roles.   Mark earned his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford.

Professional Services:

Crisostomo IbaraAttorney at Law

Cris G. Ibarra is a resident of San Francisco for over 38 years. He spent 15 years in Manila, the last 10 of which at Xavier School. Cris possesses a comprehensive set of experiences as a litigator, business transactional counsel, strategist, legal advisor to companies, agencies and ministries.

Education

  • >Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow, Howard University (1979-1982)
  • >Juris Doctor, Hastings College of Law (1976-1979)
  • >B.S. Conservation of Natural Resources and B.A. Asian American Studies, University of California-Berkeley (1973-1976)

Professional Experience

  • >Admitted to practice in California, United States District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • >Handles international business transactions, community and economic development, business establishment; immigration, employment and disability; and multinational businesses in California and elsewhere
  • >Affiliated with law groups in U.S., Canada, Philippines, Asia, and Europe
  • >Co-counseled the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Philippines in U.S. matters
  • >Admitted to the United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships

  • >Member, American Immigration Lawyers Associations (AILA)
  • >Member, Singapore American Business Association (SABA)
  • >Member, Santa Clara Valley Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (SVIPLA)
  • >Member, Board of Trustees, Intercultural Institute of California

Languages

  • >English, Filipino, Mandarin, Spanish, French

Chek Tan,  Certified Public Accountant

Mr. Tan has over thirty years in public accounting and has had extensive experience in auditing entities of every type and size.  Mr. Tan obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of San Francisco and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and California Board of Accountancy.

Address : 1865 Elderwood Drive Concord, CA 94519 United States