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

Expanded Community Vision

Global

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation donors support causes around the world. Worldreader provides e-readers to students in many countries to expand literacy and economic opportunity.

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