Weiss Associates


Richard Weiss at The Center for Independent Living
Bob Devany at the Oakland Elizabeth House
Mike Dresen at St. Vincent de Paul
Agata Sulcynski at San Francisco's
Justice and Diversity Center
Richard Weiss at the Disability Rights Education
and Defense Fund

Weiss's Continuing Commitment to Supporting Local Non-Profits

June 2018

“As a local business owner, I have always felt a responsibility to support local non-profits that help our community,” recalls Weiss Associates founder Richard Weiss. The company's tradition of corporate charitable contributions, which goes back at least 15 years, continues to grow in 2018, with full participation of all of Weiss’s principals. During the past six months Weiss was pleased to support six organizations – and the people helped by them.

Richard Weiss has supported The Center for Independent Living for many years and is shown here with Executive Director Stuart James and staff. The CIL, which has three Bay Area offices, provides advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities and the community at large.

Current Weiss managing partner Bob Devany donated to Oakland Elizabeth House, which offers residence and support during the transition to independence for women with children who have experienced homelessness, violence, or addiction.

Former Weiss CEO Mike Dresen has a long-standing relationship with the Castro Valley Transfiguration St Vincent de Paul Chapter and chapter President Carl Bellone. Among its many outreach services, the chapter supports the broader efforts of the organization by providing food, gasoline, rent, and other assistance to people in need in the local community.

Weiss Principal Agata Sulczynski – who holds a law degree – donated to San Francisco's Justice & Diversity Center. Under the auspices of the San Francisco Bar Association, the Center provides free legal services to low-income San Franciscans, as well as the non-profits that serve them.

Disability Rights, Education and Defense Fund Executive Director Susan Henderson accepts a donation from Richard Weiss. DREDF’s mission is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.

Weiss principal Tom Fojut (not shown) donated to Operations Dignity, which assists homeless veterans and their families by providing emergency, transitional, and permanent housing. “This is the second year Weiss has contributed to Operation Dignity,” Tom noted, “because seeing so many homeless encampments on my way to work every day makes it very clear that help is needed.”