Giving Back

Helping Others Create Their Career Masterpiece

The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.

Pablo picasso

For more than 25 years, I have had the privilege of helping people identify and achieve their greatest career aspirations. And, with my commitment to giving back,  I have had the privilege of mentoring at-promise students (Career Beginnings), participating in high school motivational talks (Youth Motivation Task Force, Inc.), sitting on under-represented student and environmental advisory boards (Career Beginnings and Association of Environmental Professionals), providing career guidance to veterans (Wounded Warrior Project), helping non-profit museums (California Nature Art Museum and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum), coaching youth softball teams (GVGSA), and supporting other important initiatives within the arts, sports, environmental, and educational communities.

David Allen Parker Jr.

My Commitment

To stay true to my goal of helping more people and having a greater impact, I am committing a portion of the proceeds from Slam Dunk Job Search to two or more of the organizations or institutions listed within each of the communities below.  

Committed to helping people reach their full potential within the


Mission: "To engage young people in the creative process in order to shape a society of creative, confident, and collaborative individuals."

Intersection for the Arts

Mission: "Provide people in the arts and culture with resources to grow."

Inner-City Arts


Mission: "Good Sports drives equitable access in youth sports and physical activities, by supporting children in high-need communities to achieve their greatest potential, on the field and in life."

Good Sports

Mission: "We are the ally, advocate and catalyst for tomorrow's leaders. We exist to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sport and life."

Women's Sport Foundation



Mission: "Committed to transforming lives through tennis by making the sport accessible for people of all ages and abilities throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

Athletes Soul

Mission: "Support athletes as they transition away from sports. Raise awareness about the challenges of athletic retirement. Empower athletes to develop beyond sports."

Athletic Director's
Enhancement Fund

Purpose: "Provide resources to create a life-changing educational opportunities for today's student athletes."

Mission: "To inspire our community and visitors to enjoy, value, and conserve wildlife and natural areas through art. We provide artistic, educational, and field experiences of nature for that purpose."

California Nature Art Museum

Mission: "To solve environmental problems."

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 


UC Santa Barbara Environmental Studies Program

Mission: "Sharing Our Planet. Charting Pathways Towards Sustainability. Educating Environmental Leaders."

Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)

Mission: "To enhance, maintain, and protect the quality of natural and human environments."

Mission: "We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities."

Farmer Veteran Coalition



Mission: "To empower wounded veterans to heal through arts and music."

UCSB Department of Economics Career Connection

Purpose: "Assist students in their transition from college to the workforce."

California Lutheran University Career Center 

Purpose: "Bring students, alumni, and employers together to meet all unique needs."

UCSB Career Services | Graduate Division - Career & Professional Development

Purpose: "Educate and empower all students and recent graduates to prepare for and pursue success." | "Prime graduate students for success beyond the diploma."

CSULB Career Development Center | MBA Program

Mission: "Empower students to become leaders of their personal career journeys." | "Mentor business students as they move forward in their careers."

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.

Mary Anne RadMacher