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



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Meet Our Team

President's Office

Tony Mestres

President & CEO

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Michele Frix

Chief Strategy Officer & Chief of Staff

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Brett Prather

Strategic Initiatives and Governance Manager

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Nancy Saelee

Executive Assistant to CEO

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Alice Ito

Senior Advisor, Racial Equity

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Michelle Purnell-Hepburn

DEI Director

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Nancy Beacham

Managing Director, People & Culture

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Philanthropic Services

Allison Parker

Managing Director, Philanthropy Strategies

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Norma Fuentes

Managing Director, Philanthropic Services

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Lauren Domino

Director, Donor Stewardship & Engagement

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Hana Rubin

Senior Operations Manager

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Cedric Davis

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

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Elizabeth List

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

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Elaine Chu

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

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Scott Fraser

Philanthropic Advisor

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Stephen Robinson

Philanthropic Advisor

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Jen Lee

Senior Advisor, Gift Planning

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Cherlyn Cloy

Advisor, Gift Planning

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Jesus Carbajal

Development & Operations Manager

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Alexandra Cratsenberg

Development Associate

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June Liu

Philanthropic Services Associate Advisor

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Bill Zook

Senior Advisor, Gift Planning

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Community Programs

Kris Hermanns

Chief Impact Officer

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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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Jonathan Cunningham

Senior Program Officer

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Tom McIntire

Program Officer

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Dionne Foster

Senior Program Officer

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Bao-Tram Do

Program Officer

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Diana Paredes

Senior Learning Manager

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Katie Draude

Operations Manager

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Mihila Gomes

Grants and Administrative Coordinator

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Aileen Balahadia

Neighbor to Neighbor Consultant

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Frank Nam

Project Director, We Belong Here

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Kelsey Liu

Civic Coordinator

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Finance & Operations

Kirstin Sandaas

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

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Jim Page

Managing Director, Finance & Strategic Planning

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Jim Grams

Managing Director, Operations & Technology

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Lu Yang

Managing Director, Finance & Operations

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Susan Holmes

Operations Manager

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Jan Harman

Database Manager

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Iryna Murray

Senior Investment & Fund Accountant

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Brent Ponton-Welty

Manager, Gifts & Grants Administration

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Nelly Atanassova

Staff Accountant

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Jennifer Raines

Assistant Controller

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Jenny Claussen

Payroll Analyst

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Juliane Muller

Gifts Administrator

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Debbie Decaney

Accounts Payable Specialist

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Emily Kassebaum

Associate Grants Administrator

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Guillermo Andalon

Investments & Fund Accountant

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Ashley Dunlap

Office Manager

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Maria Valencia

HR Generalist

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James McCall

Front Desk Support

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Marketing & Communications

Michele Frix

Chief Strategy Officer & Chief of Staff

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Leah Baltus

Consultant – Executive Communications & Editorial Strategy

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Nina Hunt

Digital Marketing & Operations Manager

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Zandra Grissom

Events Manager

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