Business With Passion: Bruce Burtch


Bruce Burtch is a nationally-recognized cause marketing catalyst. He helps for-profit and nonprofit organizations develop win-win partnerships which maximize their strategic marketing and fund development. Clients have included the American Red Cross, San Francisco Examiner, U.S. Olympic Committee, Marriott Corporation, AT&T, Special Olympics, and the March of Dimes. He designed and directed the most successful cause marketing program on emergency preparedness in the country through a partnership between the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the American Red Cross, resulting in 1,000,000 people being trained in emergency preparedness. A driven entrepreneur, Bruce has founded three companies, two nonprofit organizations, has published four books, is an award-wining photographer, and has published two songs. While still an undergraduate, Bruce conceived and co-founded the nation’s only degree-granting college based on the Oxford-Cambridge tutorial system – the nationally-acclaimed Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. He is a driven community leader who has served on numerous nonprofit Boards, served as President of the San Francisco Special Olympics, has received several Certificates of Honor from Bay Area mayors’ offices, and personal letters of commendation from President Bill Clinton and Senator Dianne Feinstein. In 1993, Bruce was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award, presented by the National Association of Community Leadership for spearheading the building of the Tenderloin After-School Program in San Francisco’s most crime ridden neighborhood.

Phone: (415) 454-0839

Author of:

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