Capital Campaign Blog

We are shining the spotlight on Sheri and Ken, who have committed their support to the Capital Campaign. Sheri is a longstanding and dedicated CRC volunteer.

By Sheri Seipel-Burtt

When my husband, Ken, and I retired to San Diego eight years ago, I was looking forward to having more time for volunteering and began searching for opportunities. Luckily, I found CRC.

Making a Difference

I was drawn to CRC for their commitment to preventing hunger and homelessness, and I started volunteering weekly in the Food and Nutrition Center. It was exactly what I was looking for – the opportunity to interact directly with clients as I helped them navigate our food pantry. I heard their stories and knew that CRC was making a difference in their lives. My hope was that my attention, help and smile made their day a little better.

“Making the world a better place has always been important to me, and I found volunteering a satisfying way for me to contribute to that goal.” – Sheri

Wanting to Do More

Soon, I wanted to do more. I jumped at the chance to get involved with Holiday Baskets and have coordinated the volunteer schedule for this program for several years. I have also taken on other assignments, including being a CRC ambassador, where I can talk about the organization and its mission at various events.

Making a Lasting Impact

With the launch of the capital campaign, my husband and I recognized we have the capacity to provide critical financial support, in addition to the volunteering hours I was already contributing. This campaign, which will provide an updated and expanded campus, was the perfect motivator, and Ken and I are pleased to be contributors to this project. We know our gift will help equip CRC for the future and increase the positive impact it has on our community.

If you’d like to learn more about CRC’s capital campaign, how you can support our shared vision for a new campus, and what naming opportunities are available, please visit the campaign website or send an email to