Press Release

Regional Meeting: A Dialogue on Giving
San Mateo, CA – October 1, 2013

On Tuesday October 1st 2013, CCCF participated in the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s “Regional Meeting: A Dialogue on Giving.” Held at the San Mateo Marriott, this meeting brought together a panel of philanthropists and nonprofit leaders who engaged in a discussion about the challenges that currently face donors and grant-seekers.

The panel consisted of CEOs, CFOs, and Executive Directors of charitable organizations. These charities support a variety of causes, some of which are youth education, economic development in India, youth and family self-reliance, and community resources. In his opening remarks, Board Chair Thomas J. Friel addressed SVCF’s success in 2012. The organization’s assets rose to $2.8 billion, about 34% of which is the result of charitable contributions. SVCF distributed a record setting $294 million in grants last year, cementing its position as the nation’s leading center of philanthropy. President of CCCF, Ishwinder Judge said, “Attending events like this are so important in order to connect with others who have the same passion for giving back to community. It was such a great learning experience.”

As a local nonprofit credit counseling agency that also offers free financial education seminars, CCCF is a valuable resource. Consumer Credit Counseling Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit agency with offices in Livermore, California. Founded in 2002 by Ishwinder Judge, our mission is to provide free counseling on budgeting, the wise use of credit, and other financial topics to our clients nationwide and especially in the nine-county Bay Area. We also aim to provide low-cost debt management services to those who need it. We are members of the American Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Association (AICCCA) and meet AICCCCA’s rigorous standards of ethics and operational excellence. To learn more about Consumer Credit Counseling Foundation and our community outreach please visit us online at

Consumer Credit Counseling Foundation
2150 Portola Ave., Ste D-186
Livermore, CA 94551