The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Holmlund as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mark has served as a director of RSF Foundation since 2012. He has held the positions of Chair-Elect and Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and he currently serves on the Investment and Finance committees.
Mr. Holmlund retired at the end of 2010 after a 25-year investment career, including 17-1/2 years with Pacific Life Insurance Company. His last positions held were as Chief Investment Officer for Pacific Life and President of the Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Life Funds. His responsibilities included managing a $25 billion fixed income portfolio and overseeing a $1 billion private equity portfolio for the Company’s General Account. He also had oversight responsibilities for the two Fund complexes which totaled over $50 billion in assets. Mr. Holmlund graduated Magna Cum Laude from Willamette University with a BA in Economics. He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management. He currently serves on the Finance Committee and chairs the Investment Subcommittee for Sharp HealthCare. Mr. Holmlund and his wife Candise have two sons.
The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is a community foundation that provides charitable funds and expertise to strengthen philanthropy throughout San Diego County and beyond. With growth to over $90 million in assets and over $50 million in grants since 1981, the RSF Foundation continues to expand its community impact.
Through donor advised funds, endowment funds and planned legacy gifts, many philanthropists and nonprofits partner with the RSF Foundation to make an impact with their charitable funds. With programs that focus on collaborative giving, the RSF Foundation provides grants for nonprofits serving military service members through The Patriots Connection and a vulnerable senior population through North County Senior Connections.