Paul Kalomeris

Business Development Director, North America

I am a seasoned fundraising and business development specialist who has spent nearly three decades working with some of America’s largest and prominent corporations to maximize the impact of their domestic and global charitable giving. 

Since joining CAF America in 2014, I have extended my responsibilities to include engaging with professional advisement firms, private and community foundations, individuals/families and foreign charities. 

During my 11 year tenure at JK Group as Director of Business Development, the company’s client base tripled as I helped secure agreements with leading companies such as Apple, General Electric, Google and Thomson Reuters.

Previously, I managed multi-million fundraising campaigns with Fortune 500 companies and public sector agencies for the United Way Bay Area. I received my MBA from Santa Clara University. I am also an avid runner and live with my wife in Marin County, California.

What inspires me to do what I do
Doing something that is really challenging and enjoyable, while working with great people and for an organization that I respect and admire.

Fortunately, none since I was twelve.

Running up steep hills, international travel and wine.

If I won a million dollars
I would take my family on a vacation that we would remember for a lifetime. I also always wanted to be able to read an article about a family that unexpectedly encountered a tragic event, and anonymously send them money to assist in their time of need.

Something someone would be surprised to know about me
I took a 10-day bicycle trip through India.

Thing that really baffles me
When people that qualify for the carpool lane stay stuck in traffic with the rest of us poor souls!

A person I’d love to meet
Nikola Tesla

Favorite meal
Mediterranean and Indian food.

Slogans for life
Be appreciative of something, no matter how little, each day.