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Ben Moraga

President & CEO

Past Experiences:

Sharp HealthCare Foundation, Vice President
San Diego State University, Associate Vice President, University Relations & Development
Director of Development & Marketing, Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego

 

Role:
Leads strategic direction and operational excellence for the Foundation, guiding the vision, ensuring financial health, and building strong relationships with fundholders, nonprofit agency partners, employees, and the community.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

  • San Diego Regional Task Force on Homelessness Board of Directors (2019-Current)
  • USS Midway Museum Advisory Board (2021-Current)
  • Century Club of San Diego (2022-Current)
  • San Diego Housing Commission, Commissioner (2010-2018)
  • Monarch School Past Chair and Board Member (2014-2022)
  • San Diego Library Commission, Commissioner (2019-2023)
  • Sports San Diego, Life Member
  • Fieldstone Foundation Emerging Leaders, Class of 2011
  • LEAD San Diego, Class of 2012
  • FBI Citizens Academy, Class of 2012
  • San Diego Business Journal’s Latino Leaders of Influence, Top 50 (2022)

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Spend time with my family, watch my son play soccer with Surf San Diego, and golf.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

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

 

Role:
Leads administration, financial stewardship, programs, and execution of the strategic plan of the Foundation.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

Staff support for RSFF Audit and Finance & Planning Committees

Member – United Way’s Women United

The Nonprofit Institute Advisory Board Member

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, and learning to quilt

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

9

Nonprofit Best Practices

8

Finance Knowledge

7

Fundholder Portal Skill

7

Customer Service

10

Amy Myers

Amy Myers, MS

Vice President, Philanthropy & Impact

Past Experiences:

American Cancer Society – Senior Executive Director, Southern California
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute – Philanthropy Officer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County – Director of Corporate Development

 

Role:
Leads fundholder stewardship, community engagement and cultivating relationships with Foundation stakeholders, in addition to overseeing marketing and communications.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

San Diego Rotary Club Member (2020-present)

American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team Captain (2018-present) and Executive Partnership Council Volunteer (2022-present)

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Operation Bigs Military Mentoring Program Big Sister (2012-2014)

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Team Captain (2010-2015)

San Diego Blood Bank Donor (2006-present)

Dog Adoption & Pet Rescue Advocate (1999-present)

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

My weekends are full of sports, community activities and downtime with my husband, daughter, and our dogs. I also love to travel, hike, do yoga, and try new brunch spots with family and friends.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Nicole Demers Tubbs

Finance Director

Past Experiences:

20+ years experience in Financial Services specializing in bank and trust operations, asset servicing, technical accounting and reporting management.

 

Role: 
Manages the Foundation’s day-to-day accounting activities and financial functions, including fund accounting, payroll, accounts payable, financial analysis, reporting and audit support.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

10+ years in the DEI space supporting Corporate Women’s Group

Volunteering with and serving on the boards of local elementary educational foundation, girl scout troop and youth sports organizations.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Tubbs family adventures with my husband and two children – from sports and activities with our kids, Padres games and concerts, hiking, beach trips, and travel. We love to explore new places every chance we can.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

20

Trina Frandsen

Trina Frandsen

Executive Assistant to CEO & Donor Services Associate

Past Experiences:

B.S. Public Health, emphasis in Community Health Education
M.Ed Elementary Education
Elementary School Teacher
 
Role:
Provides personalized donor education as well as fundholder support for donors, nonprofit partners and grantees.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

Church youth group leader and teacher

Community volunteer

22 years of school volunteer responsibilities

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Hike, travel, and try new restaurants!

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

5

Nonprofit Best Practices

7

Finance Knowledge

4

Fundholder Portal Skill

10

Customer Service

10

Anna Maria G. Maybury

Grants Manager

Past Experiences:

Girls on the Run San Diego – Executive Director
Project Left Behind – Director
Voices for Children – Advocacy Supervisor and CASA Training Coordinator

 

Role:
Empowers community-based entities through collaborative grant-making and partnerships that prioritize community driven solutions.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

  • PTA – Member of the Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Group (J.E.D.I.) 2021-Present
  • PTA Chair of J.E.D.I. and Safety 2022-Present
  • Volunteering in Central and South America 2010-2013 and 2016-2019
  • Molina San Diego Community Advisory Committee Member – 2021-2022
  • Team in Training – Fundraiser and Assistant Coach 2001-2004

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Family adventures with my twin daughters.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Janice Madan

Staff Accountant

Past Experiences:

Block Advisors – Tax Preparer
BC Hydro and Power Authority- Financial Service Accountant

 

Role:
Stewards financial integrity and manages donor contributions and grant funds.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

  • Girls Scouts San Diego – Troop Leader & Service Unit Treasurer (2010 – present)
  • PTSA Auditor (2017-2019)
  • PTA Treasurer (2015-2017)
  • Science Olympiad Head Coach and Event Coach (2018-2021)
  • 12 years of school volunteer responsibilities

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Spending time with family, tennis and hiking.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

SERVING SAN DIEGO COUNTY AND THE WORLD

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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