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Board of Directors

Ed Blodgett - Board Chairman Ranch Santa Fe Foundation

Ed Blodgett

Board Chairman

“Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s Vision is to help inspire the joy of purposeful giving. It’s inspiring to see how our donors and the many philanthropic organizations we work with are addressing critical community needs in education, health care, the environment, housing, food security and so many other crucial areas. It’s been a real pleasure to serve on the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s board and I’m honored to be the board chair.”


Ed Blodgett (Board Chairman)
Retired, Director, Brandes Investment Partners, LLC

Thomas Buchholz, M.D.
Medical Director, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center

Elaine Dodge
Retired, MiraCosta College Development & College Foundation, Community Volunteer

Michael Dyer
Partner, Bedrock Investments Group, Commercial Broker, Stubbs Real Estate, Inc., US Army Veteran

Mike Gregoire
Community Volunteer

Robert Hill
Retired Deloitte Managing Principal; US Navy Veteran; Community Volunteer

Linda Kitchens (Board Treasurer)
Partner & Director, Wealth Management, Aspiriant

Barbara Kyrillos
Retired, Senior Analyst, Brandes Investment Partners

Ken Little
Director, Brandes Investment Partners

Matt Miller
Principal, StoneSteps Real Estate

Tracy Mitchell
Technology Executive, Community Volunteer

Richard Montaño
CEO, Real Estate Tech Executive

Rick Norling
Retired Healthcare Executive, Community Volunteer

Michael Schumacher
President, Enact Partners

Denise Stillinger
 Associate Faculty Members, Biological Sciences, MiraCosta College

Paul Thiel
President, San Diego Region, Northern Trust

Carl Wiese, CFA
Founder/Portfolio Manager, GROW Funds LLC

Meet the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Team

Meet the Team


Our Mission

At Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, a San Diego community foundation, our mission is to connect donors with regional and global needs through visionary community leadership, personalized service and effective grant-making.

We’re proud that our donors and community are served on a local level. Many of our donations are provided by residents of the Coastal North County San Diego, which include Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas. In return, we work to give back to communities in need throughout San Diego County.

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