As a refugee whose family relied on the kindness of strangers, Jack Toan understands firsthand the power of a collective community that cares and actively works to lift others up. His experience drives his belief in creating social change through action.
An inaugural member of the Illumination Foundation Board of Directors, Jack became the organization’s Chief Operating Officer in February 2021. Jack has
responsibility for the entire operations of the organization, including shelters, housing, and all infrastructure needs. Prior to his current role, Jack had an 18-year career in corporate social responsibility at Wells Fargo as the Vice President and Manager of Community Relations. He managed the company’s volunteerism and community development programs and oversaw more than $10M of the company’s charitable giving program in the Southern California Region.
Jack’s current commitments to the community include serving on the Board of Directors for UCI Alumni Association and Asian American Futures. Jack is an appointee to the Orange County Commission to End Homelessness and is a cofounder of Delivering with Dignity OC, a collaboration that engages volunteers and supports local restaurants while serving the most vulnerable affected by COVID-19.
Jack holds an MBA from UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and is a graduate of the Southern California Leadership Network.