We are champions of the heart and practitioners of the science of strategic philanthropy.



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Meet Our Team

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Tony Mestres

President & CEO

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Michele Frix

Chief of Staff

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Nancy Saelee

Executive Assistant to CEO

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Alice Ito

Senior Advisor, Racial Equity

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Nancy Beacham

Managing Director, People & Culture

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Philanthropic Services

Fidelma McGinn

Chief Philanthropy Officer

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Allison Parker

Managing Director, Philanthropy Strategies

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Norma Fuentes

Managing Director, Philanthropic Services

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Lauren Domino

Director, Philanthropic Services

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Hana Rubin

Senior Operations Manager

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Cedric Davis

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

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Elizabeth List

Philanthropic Advisor

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Elaine Chu

Philanthropic Advisor

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Stephen Robinson

Philanthropic Advisor

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Jen Lee

Philanthropic Advisor

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Courtney Elop

Philanthropic Associate Advisor

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Shannon Kopelva

Philanthropic Associate Advisor

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Cherlyn Cloy

Senior Associate, Gift Planning

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Jesus Carbajal

Development & Operations Associate

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Bill Zook

Senior Advisor, Gift Planning

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Community Programs

Michael Brown

Civic Architect, Civic Commons

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Aaron Robertson

Managing Director, Policy & Civic Engagement

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Sally Gillis

Managing Director, Strategic Impact & Partnerships

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Ceil Erickson

Director, Nonprofit Relations

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Tom McIntire

Program Officer

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Jonathan Cunningham

Program Officer

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Dionne Foster

Program Officer

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Diana Paredes

Community Learning Officer

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Madeliene Hernandez

Operations Lead

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Aileen Balahadia

Neighbor to Neighbor Consultant

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Frank Nam

Project Manager, You Belong Here

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Finance & Operations

Kirstin Sandaas

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

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Michelle Purnell-Hepburn

Managing Director, Controller & Accounting

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Jim Page

Managing Director, Finance & Strategic Planning

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Jim Grams

Interim Managing Director, Technology & Operations

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Iryna Murray

Staff Accountant, Investments

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Jan Harman

Database Manager

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Brent Ponton-Welty

Manager, Gifts & Grants Administration

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Jennifer Raines

Staff Accountant, General Ledger & Fund

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Juliane Muller

Gifts Administrator

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Debbie Decaney

Accounts Payable Specialist

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Ashley Dunlap

Office Administrator

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James McCall

Front Desk Support

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Marketing & Communications

Mary Grace Roske

Chief Brand Officer

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Babs Pinette

Managing Director, Marketing

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Kristin Dizon

Managing Director, Communications

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Meghna Jaradi

Events Manager

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Lisa Johnson

Communications Coordinator

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