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Del Mar resident joins board

COAST CITIES —Nick Cole, a financier from Del Mar, has been named to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego board of trustees.Cole is an executive vice president in the Corporate Banking group at Wells Fargo, where he is responsible for the Restaurant and Casino Gaming Finance divisions. With 17 years in corporate and investment banking, Cole doesn’t just bring business knowledge to the charity, but a dedication to its cause. Cole has a history of volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and has served meals to guests in the Family Care Center, helping to alleviate some of the day-to-day stress that comes with having a seriously ill or injured child in the hospital. His dedication to serving families in need and financial stewardship will be an asset to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. The facility provides supportive services, including food and lodging, to families with a critically ill or injured child being treated at a local hospital.

“The Ronald McDonald House depends on hundreds of volunteers to serve thousands of meals each week and keep the 47-bedroom facility running smoothly, and it relies on a handful of dedicated individuals to provide guidance as members of the board of trustees,” said Doug Dawson, chair of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego board of trustees. “Our board has recently expanded and we’re delighted to have visionary philanthropists and unstoppable business minds join the team.”

Other new board members include Susan Hoehn, Sister Tricia Cruise, Abbaseh Samimi and Brian Cahill.

“Each member of our board of trustees dedicates their time, talent and resources to our House, enabling us to focus on how we may best serve the families who need us,” said Chuck Day, president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. “This group of individuals has a range of knowledge and experience to bring to the table and we look forward to learning from them for years to come.”

Founded in 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home away from home” to families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. To learn more, visit