Our Team

Our Team

Christy Wilson

President & CEO

Past Experiences:

I was in the retail business prior to being named Executive Director of RSF foundation in 1997.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

Trustee, The Bishop’s School;

Advisory Board at The Nonprofit Institute at USD;

Professor of Practice, School of Education & Leadership Science at USD;

2018 Most Admired CEO by the San Diego Business Journal – Community Service Award

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Gardening and playing with our “granddog”

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

10

Nonprofit Best Practices

10

Finance Knowledge

8

Customer Service

10

Karen Sprigle

Chief Operating Officer

Past Experiences:

COO at United Way of San Diego County 2004 – 2017; Various senior management positions in sales, operations, human resources, marketing and training in the Financial Services Industry

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

Staff support for RSFF Audit and Finance & Planning Committees;

Member – United Way’s Women United;

Guest lecturer at USD School of Nonprofit Leadership;

Past director Nonprofit Management Solutions and Education Synergy Alliance Boards;

YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Walking on the beach, reading, going to the movies and learning to quilt

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

9

Nonprofit Best Practices

8

Finance Knowledge

7

DonorCentral Skill

7

Customer Service

10

Dan Beals

Finance Director

Past Experiences:

35+ years of experience in the financial industry, including being a 3-time small business owner. 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including 14 years at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

Staff support for RSFF Investment and Finance & Planning Committees

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Golfing

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

10

Nonprofit Best Practices

10

Finance Knowledge

10

DonorCentral Skill

10

Customer Service

10

Debbie Anderson

Programs Director

Past Experiences:

Executive Director – Encinitas Educational Foundation;

President – La Costa Canyon High School Foundation;

10 years in Human Resources

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

Board of Directors – zero8hundred;

Staff support for Grants & Projects Committee and The Patriots Connection;

Past Chair – Military Funders, San Diego Grantmakers;

Past Chair – SoCal Region, PEAK Grantmaking;

Co-Founder – Sand Dollars Giving Circle

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Spending time with family and friends

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

10

Nonprofit Best Practices

10

Finance Knowledge

7

DonorCentral Skill

2

Customer Service

10

P. Vien Walker

Director of Donor Engagement

Past Experiences:

I was the Planned Giving and Major Gifts Manager at KPBS Public Media for 4 years. Before that, I was an estate planning attorney at Smedley, Gallagher and Gee (now Gallagher, Bolander, Smedley) for 5 years.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

Board of Directors, San Diego Planned Giving Partnership

Philanthropy Committee, Serving Seniors

Board of Directors, Serving Seniors

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Hiking and cooking for my family and friends.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

8

Nonprofit Best Practices

8

Finance Knowledge

8

Customer Service

10

Megan Fletcher

Communications Manager

Past Experiences:

Before starting at RSF Foundation, I spent 5 years at Pro Kids | The First Tee of San Diego in the development department. Prior to that, I worked with other nonprofits including Junior Achievement San Diego, Break the Cycle, and Palos Verdes Art Center.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

Girl Scout Troop Leader for mixed level troop of Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors;

Advisory Board Chairman for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at University of San Diego;

Volunteer at San Diego Zoo Global

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Going to Disneyland with my husband or spending time crafting – especially quilting.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

7

Nonprofit Best Practices

8

Finance Knowledge

3

DonorCentral Skill

10

Customer Service

10

Rachel Hippensteel

Administrative Assistant

Past Experiences:

Before I started at RSF Foundation, I worked at Washington University in St. Louis as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

With the support of RSF Foundation, I volunteer once a month at the Community Resource Center’s Food and Nutrition Center.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Being with my family.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

5

Nonprofit Best Practices

8

Finance Knowledge

3

DonorCentral Skill

10

Customer Service

10

Korri Ball

Women's Fund - Program Administrator

Past Experiences:

I have been working with the Women’s Fund for almost a year and have enjoyed working with such a dedicated group of volunteers who are making a difference in our community.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

La Costa Canyon Foundation volunteer;

La Costa Canyon School Site Council, San Diego Rowing Club Juniors- hospitality and social chairperson;

PTA President;

Church youth group leader;

Boy Scouts of America-den leader;

football, baseball, soccer and lacrosse team parent more time than I want to count.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Relaxing with family and friends and playing tennis

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

4

Nonprofit Best Practices

7

Finance Knowledge

3

Customer Service

10

Military Support in San Diego

Heroes

We support military service members, veterans and their families through The Patriots Connection and the Navy SEAL Foundation Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

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