Monday, November 14, 2016
At 18 years old, Danny Olmstead became the youngest driver to win a major event in the NASCAR sprint series. In the years since, he has held a position as primary driver, owner and co-manager of a team, and has more recently turned his attention to the creation of thriving social communities as owner of East Bay Holding Co., LP. Active in his professional field, Danny Olmstead is a member in good standing of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, the oldest and largest public affairs forum in the country.
Since 1903, the Commonwealth Club has hosted intellectual leaders discussing important issues. Now, 113 years into the organization’s existence, it is getting ready to move to a dedicated new location. In the past, the club has held its programming at many different locations and has never had a home of its own. Construction is underway on a permanent home for the club in the Embarcadero neighborhood of San Francisco, on the waterfront. The location provides easy access to public transportation, restaurants, and the Ferry Building. The building will feature two auditoriums as well as lobby and lounge areas that will be open to the public.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
As owner of California-based companies Residential Foreclosure Wholesale, LLC, and East Bay Holding Company Co., LP, Danny Olmstead works to renovate duplexes and develop new residential subdivisions. Since founding the companies in 2008, he has managed the construction of over 40 new homes. Danny Olmstead also participates in community service, including volunteering as a food server and busboy at Glide Memorial Church.
Located in San Francisco, Glide is a spiritual community dedicated to creating an inclusive space that works to eliminate poverty and marginalization. They operate many programs to reach this end, including a daily free meals program that is the only one in San Francisco to serve three meals a day, 364 days a year. The meals program has been operating since 1969 and now serves around 2,000 meals a day. The program, which relies heavily on volunteer servers, also offers a dedicated breakfast period for seniors, a weekly women’s drop-in group, and special holiday meal service.