Born and raised in Del Mar and great granddaughter of philanthropist Col. Ed Fletcher, Zephyr Fletcher understands that you don’t live where you do and sacrifice for your children for them to be good–you want them as great as they can be.
Her journey has followed the familial path towards life of servitude and dedication to causes that cultivate strong communities. Through sheer perseverance and expertise in accounting and finance, her decades of working with nonprofits has positively impacted students in San Diego, tsunami refugees in Indonesia, and countless creatures of the oceans.
There are no more formative years than those in high school. Zephyr attended Torrey Pines High in the mid 1990s when the Torrey Pines High School Foundation began, and thrived as an “A student” (her words), serving on the yearbook staff and was Sports Editor her senior year. She ran cross country (4 years), also ran track and field for (2 years), and played on the freshman softball team and was nominated by her peers to Homecoming Court her senior year.
Recognizing that a great school experience can extend beyond Torrey Pines, Zephyr attended Pepperdine University in Malibu where she majored in Business Administration. She worked as a teacher’s aide for professors in the business and sports departments, as the athletic room attendant, worked for an early tech start-up in Santa Monica, studied abroad in Italy, England, France and Germany, and volunteered for beach cleanups at the local Surfrider Foundation chapter. She also spent time volunteering at the Heal the Bay Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. After the devastating 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia, Zephyr helped the nonprofit SurfAid International by fundraising for the victims.
Recognized as one of the top high schools in California, Torrey Pines consistently excels in athletic, academic, visual/performing arts and other enrichment programs that offer students the opportunity to explore and develop interests on multiple platforms, including business, engineering, biotech, robotics, etc. The Board of Directors’ role is to ensure that continues.
Residing in Solana Beach, David and his wife Romy are proud parents of two children currently attending Torrey Pines High School. He is Managing Director of First Republic Bank with a long history of advising institutions and non-profits to meet their financial goals directly through banking and finance and serving on nonprofit boards.
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Without TPHSF Torrey Pines High School cannot remain great, because the school budget does not provide the funding to go from good to great. With exceptional programs and an enriching immersive social and emotional experience students grow and achieve in exceptional ways. We are here to make sure that every student reaches their potential.