Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Board Chairman

“I am honored to work with the Board of Directors and staff of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation to advance the mission to provide philanthropic services and effective grantmaking. The generosity of our donors and the programs they support make a significant impact on pressing needs in our San Diego communities and beyond. As we look to the future, the inspired philanthropy at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation provides vision and leadership to change lives and strengthen communities.”

Board Resources


Alyce Ashcraft
VP, Ashcraft Investment Company

Terry Atkinson
Atkinson Management Consulting

Ed Blodgett
Retired, Director, Brandes Investment Partners, LLC

Todd Buchner
Partner, Multi-family office

Kevin Crawford (Board Secretary)
City of Carlsbad, City Manager

Craig Dado
Senior VP of Marketing, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

William Davidson
Chief Executive Officer, Sapienter Group

Elaine Dodge
Associate Director, MiraCosta College Development & College Foundation

David Down
Retired, Managing Director of KPMG

Mike Gregoire
Retired, Commercial Real Estate

Mark Holmlund (Board Chairman)
Retired, EVP and CIO of Pacific Life Insurance Company

Stella Larsen
VP, Wealth Strategist, The Northern Trust Company

Lou Mezzullo
Consulting Partner, Withers Worldwide

Glenn Oratz
Managing Director, UBS

Mark Petrie
Principal, Aspiriant

Daniel Platt (Board Treasurer)
Retired, EVP, Special Assets Group of Pacific Western Bank

Paula Powers
Retired, Attorney, Trusts and Estates and Taxation with Debevoise and Plimpton

Laing Rikkers
Managing Director, HealthpointCapital

Steve Simpson
Managing Partner, CoastEdge Partners, LLC

Robert Stine
Retired, President & CEO, Tejon Ranch Company

Gordon Swanson
CEO/Investor, Cran Chile

Robert Vanosky 
Retired, Director of US Public Finance Division of Royal Bank of Canada

Donna Walker
President, Pulido Walker Foundation

Kate Williams
Retired; Community Volunteer

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The professional staff at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation provides options for your charitable giving and shares their extensive knowledge of nonprofits doing the best work in your areas of interest in San Diego County and beyond.

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