Judy has built her administrative career in both the non- profit and for-profit sectors that span 30 years. Utilizing industry benchmarks for high quality programming, she focused on early childhood education, youth support, sustaining vulnerable seniors and providing care for the homeless. Fiscal sustainability was the driving force towards mission fulfillment in the non-profit sector where she spent the last 17 years. She understands the road to sustainability is with a comprehensive strategy in fund development.
She joined the ONEgeneration (ONE) administration team in 2000 as program director. Judy marketed the childcare center to capacity in six months. The agency gained local and national recognition for the unique intergenerational care model. Serving as CEO in 2011, she doubled the agency’s profit based childcare program, added contracts to increase enrollment in the adult daycare center, secured new funding sources from large and small foundations and participated in multiple community groups to increase visibility.
Judy joined the C5 Los Angeles team as Director of Development in 2016 – she is committed to working with the Board, Staff and Leaders to sustain the mission to provide equity for high-potential teens from under-resourced communities to pursue personal success, while preparing them for leadership roles in school, college, work and their communities.
Judy Cantu can be reached at the Los Angeles office, 323-686-4215.