San Diego Police Foundation


With the help and generosity of caring citizens like you, the San Diego Police Foundation is able to assist the San Diego Police Department in several important ways:

  • Fund critical needs and shortages that shrinking budgets no longer cover.
  • Support effective programs that fight domestic violence, online predators, and more.
  • Advocate for better safety measures and practices in our communities.
  • Strengthen the mutually beneficial relationship between SDPD and the public it serves.
  • Raise awareness of the outstanding service the SDPD provides to our communities.

Remember, your gifts are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.

The Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization providing support for efforts that enhance police/community relations, crime prevention and public safety through grant funding for specialized equipment, training, and cooperative community programs. It is governed by volunteer directors. The Foundation does not fund personnel, regular police vehicles, lethal weapons, officer’s uniforms or standard police equipment.


Any organization is only as strong as its people. Please meet the dedicated few that make the Foundation strong.

President & CEOSara Wilensky Napoli
Director of Education & TechnologyKristen Amicone
Director of OperationsKC McCarthy
Development DirectorNickie Behdin
Events ManagerRosa Valenzuela
Office CoordinatorTracy Wilson


The Foundation simply couldn’t operate without the influence and support of these civic-minded individuals.

ChairmanLowell HandyDirector, Network Engineering & Operations, T-Mobile
Immediate Past ChairmanChris GhioVice President-Sales Manager, Chicago Title
DirectorCeleste BlodgettVP of Human Resources, ESET North America
SecretaryKaryn CerulliSenior VP & Marketing Manager, Entercom San Diego
DirectorDale GanzowDirector, Regional Workforce Education Solutions, National University System
DirectorCharles W. HartfordFinancial Advisor, The Hartford Group – Merrill Lynch
DirectorDaniel KabbanExecutive VP, HUB International Insurance Services, Inc.
DirectorElizabeth MuellerCommunity Leader - Retired
DirectorHenry NembachManager of Corporate Security, Sempra Energy
DirectorEmily RexPrincipal, Departure
DirectorJeffrey RobertsPresident & COO, Waxie Sanitary Supplies
TreasurerStew RobertsVice President of Security, Qualcomm
DirectorCrystal SargentCEO, Invested Advisors
DirectorCarol TohsakuEducational/Instructional Technologist, San Diego State University
DirectorVilen VlasovLocal Marketing Manager VCA Animal Hospital
SDPD LiaisonPaul ConnellyAssistant Chief of Police, San Diego Police Department