There are “Four T’s of Philanthropy”: Time – Talent – Touch (network) – and Treasure. On today’s program, three highly successful businessmen talk about giving back and the diverse ways they have found to use their “Four T’s” to impact their respective communities for philanthropy …

Damian McKinney of McKinney Advisory Group and McKinney Capital and their team have created an enormously successful commercial real estate advisory and real estate investment company. Damian and his wife Lori have at the heart of their business model, a commitment to giving back to the community in various ways. The “Why Wall” in their office displays a number of letters, trophies and medals from grateful individuals and organizations recognizing the efforts of various McKinney members for their selfless participation in utilizing their Four Ts. “McKinney Advisory Group was founded on the principle that the more success we have professionally, the more responsibility we have to support our community”, says Damian. McKinney Advisory Group’s website is and the office number is (858) 519-3240.
George Tillery has built an enormously successful company (A-Z Bus Sales, Inc.) by providing extraordinary customer service which leads to uncommonly loyal customers. This, coupled with a dedication to excellence has helped to build a client following and industry reputation in firetrucks, emission control devices and buses that is second-to-none. Being involved in philanthropy for George, and giving money and time comes as naturally to him as breathing. It is in his “DNA.” He and his wife Carol have volunteered around the world for Free Wheelchair, God’s Kids, and other service projects in some of the poorest countries in the world. The website for A-Z Bus is
Rick Tompane obtained a dual degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in the late 1970s. He then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in the Design School from Stanford. Rick spent three decades working in the computer, photonics and genomics fields as founder, president or CEO position in a number of Silicon Valley companies. Rick now considers himself a “refugee from Silicon Valley” since he and his wife Tracy moved to San Diego in 2014 to be active in the lives of their children & grandchildren, and provide loving support and encouragement for Navy families. Rick can be reached at:

1 How to combine business success and philanthropy within your team is a winning combination
2 “The wheels on the bus go round and round” – along with a busload of hugs and smiles
3 Helping Navy families fill the gap left when loved ones are deployed – or never come back
4 The “math” of philanthropy … how in giving away, you receive far more in return