In this new role Amy will be focused on enhancing RSF Foundation’s role in the community by increasing grantmaking capacity and working with our partners to further develop RSFF’s services. She will serve as a thought partner and active contributor to RSFF’s organizational planning, development, and assessment activities.
Amy’s background is in the nonprofit sector and she has spent her 23 year professional career working directly with key stakeholders, such as individual philanthropic investors, family foundations, community partners and volunteers, and corporate leaders. Amy is enthusiastic about mission-driven work and she is intensely motivated to ignite meaningful partnerships and make a difference in our community.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Amy was with the American Cancer Society as the Senior Executive Director, Southern California. Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, Amy worked with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Volunteer service and giving back to her local San Diego community has always been important to Amy, and she has been a Team Captain for Susan G. Komen and American Cancer Society. Amy currently serves on the American Cancer Society’s San Diego Executive Partnership Council. Amy is a proud member of the San Diego Rotary Club, and passionately believes in service above self.
Amy hails from the Kansas City area originally and she made San Diego her home in 2003. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Kansas State University. Amy and her husband enjoy keeping up with their young daughter and their family loves to travel and explore the outdoors with their dogs.
If you’d like to get in touch with Amy, please send her an email. She looks forward to connecting with all RSFF and community partners.