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Chris Sichel

Chris Sichel

President & CEO

Past Experiences:

Make-A-Wish San Diego – President & CEO for the past 16 years (2005 to 2021)

STAR/PAL (San Diego’s Police Athletic League) – CEO for 7 years prior

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

San Diego Rotary Club President – 2020/2021

San Diego Rotary Foundation – President 2021/2022

San Diego Business Journal SD500 – San Diego’s Most Influential Business Leaders – 2020

Most Admired CEO – San Diego Business Journal – 2018 & 2011

Harvard Business School – Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management – 2014

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Hiking with my wife Coleen and our dog Gracie in the local mountains, or a long walk along the coast. As an avid traveler, I have walked 3 routes of the Camino de Santiago in Spain and Portugal.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Karen at RSFF

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;

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

Fund Holder Portal Skill

7

Customer Service

10

Jeff Peterson of Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

Jeff Peterson

Controller

Past Experiences:

Controller at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation| Business Manager at the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation| Audit and Tax Supervisor at Maze & Associates Accountancy Corp.

Committees/Volunteer work/Awards:

Staff Support for RSFF Investment and Finance & Planning Committees

Board Chair at a local non-profit, Science Delivered!

Former scholarship committee member at San Bruno Community Foundation

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Spend time with my family and golfing

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

9

Nonprofit Best Practices

8

Finance Knowledge

10

Fund Holder Portal Skill

6

Customer Service

10

Debbie Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

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

Fund Holder Portal Skill

2

Customer Service

10

Megan at RSFF

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:

Volunteer at San Diego Zoo Global;

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

Former Girl Scout Troop Leader

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend:

Going to Disneyland, crafting, and spending time with my family.

Experience (Scale 1–10)

Years in Industry

7

Nonprofit Best Practices

8

Finance Knowledge

3

Fund Holder Portal Skill

10

Customer Service

10

Trina Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

Trina Frandsen

Administrative Assistant

Past Experiences:

B.S. Public Health, emphasis in Community Health Education
M.Ed Elementary Education
Elementary School Teacher

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

Fund Holder Portal Skill

10

Customer Service

10

Korri Ball Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

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

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