Dameron Hospital

Rick has served as a member of the Advisory Board, and also as Chairman of the Annual Golf and Tennis Classic, raising millions of dollars for our community hospital for over 20 years. Dameron Hospital is an independent non-profit community hospital and Rick has worked with the Foundation and helped raise over $10 million in the last two decades.


Univeristy of the Pacific

Rick is a lifetime supporter of his alma mater where he played basketball and baseball. He has been on the Eberhardt School of Business and Athletic Department Board of Directors for over 20 years. Consistently, Rick has been the Athletic Department top fundraiser, and in 2007 was elected Alumnus of the Year, and has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The Athletic Department dedicated their conference room as "The Paulsen Family Champions Room."

Presentation School Basketball Camp

Every summer, Rick and the coaching staff at St. Mary's put on the Presentation School Basketball Camp for boys and girls entering kindergarten through tenth grade. The camp is designed to emphasize the fundamentals of basketball while promoting a positive environment of fun, friendship and self-confidence. Proceeds from the camp are donated to the Presentation Youth Center and athletic program.


St. Mary's Catholic High School

Rick is a proud alumnus and supporter of St. Mary's High School and serves on the Athletic and Fund Development Advisory Boards. St. Mary's strives to develop their students - spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically. Their main goal is to provide their students with value-based instruction and academic excellence.