Darin Pastor leveraged two decades of experience in the financial services sector to found Capstone Affluent Strategies, where he serves as CEO. In addition to leading Capstone in its mission to invest in the ownership of promising companies, Darin Pastor invests in community and volunteer efforts including Dream Center Los Angeles.
Cofounder of the Dream Center, Caroline Barnett, was recently featured in a film called “Women Like Us,” a documentary underscoring female empowerment. Produced by Dream on Productions, it also featured former First Lady of Kenya Ida Odinga and Dianne Hudson, the executive producer of the Oprah Winfrey show.
Dream Center Los Angeles, a faith-based charity founded in 1994, is driven by volunteers. It works to fulfill the needs of more than 50,000 families and individuals every month who are caught in cycles of poverty, addiction, or abuse. For example, it conducts mobile hunger relief efforts and medical programs. It also provides recovery programs, food programs, and clothing outreach.
Based in Los Angeles, a city of 4 million, Dream Center works in foster care intervention, job skills training, and transitional housing for the homeless. It also aims to reduce human trafficking.