Board of Directors

The SF State Foundation is governed by a board of directors who work closely with the University to reach out to alumni, friends, and businesses in the community to build commitment and funding for San Francisco State University. The Foundation directly manages the University's endowment by determining acceptable risks in the portfolio, maximizing investment returns, minimizing investment expenses and improving endowment reporting and stewardship. The Foundation is incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Board Officers

Venesia Thompson
Venesia Thompson-Ramsay

President, SF State University Foundation

Interim Vice President, University Advancement

Taylor Safford
Taylor Safford

('84, '95) Chair

CEO and President, PIER 39 Limited Partnership

Serrano-Sewell
David Serrano Sewell

('99) Immediate Past Chair

Director, Community Partnerships, JUUL Labs

Brandon Kimberly
Kimberly Brandon

('84) Vice Chair

Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley (Retired)

Caroline Johannson
Caroline Johansson

Secretary/Treasurer, SF State Foundation

Interim Associate Vice President, University Advancement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Directors

Vincent R. Anicetti
Vincent R. Anicetti

('77, '87) Senior Vice President, Global QualityCoherus Biosciences

Leona Bridges
Leona M. Bridges

('79) Director, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Willie L. Brown, Jr.

('55) 41st Mayor of San Francisco (1996 – 2004)

Dana Corvin
Dana Corvin

(’73) Community leader

Greg Cosko
Greg Cosko

Chief Executive Officer of Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company

Val Dolcini
Val Dolcini

('85) President and CEO, Pollinator.org

Don Endo
Donald "Don" Endo

Former Managing Director, BDO USA, LLP

Nancy Fudem
Nancy Fudem

Philanthropist

Ted Griggs
Ted Griggs

President, Group and Strategic Production and Programming Leader, NBC Sports Group

John Gumas
John Gumas

(’84) President, Gumas Advertising

Mary Huss
Mary Huss

President and publisher, Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times

Judy Marcus
Judy Marcus

('62) Philanthropist

Herb Myers
Herb Myers

Retired Regional Business Banking President, Wells Fargo

Don Nasser
Don Nasser

('63) President, Bay Properties, Inc.

Neda Nobari
Neda Nobari

('84) Founder and President, Neda Nobari Foundation

Dennis O'Donnell
Dennis O'Donnell

('82) Sports Anchor, KPIX CBS 5 Television

Rose Wade
L. Wade Rose

Vice President of External Affairs, Dignity Health

Marsha Rosenbaum
Marsha Rosenbaum

('72) Director Emerita, Drug Policy Alliance

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Dottie Simmons

('94) Strategic Planning Specialist

David L. Simon
David L. Simon

('72) Global Television Production Trailblazer

Camilla Smith
Camilla Smith

Community leader, author

Russ Stanley
Russ Stanley

('88) Managing Vice President, SF Giants

San Francisco State Representatives

Lynn Mahoney
Lynn Mahoney

President, SF State

Jeff Wilson
Jeff Wilson

Interim Vice President of Administration and Finance, CFO

Jennifer Summit
Jennifer Summit

Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs

Sheldon Gen
Sheldon Gen

Faculty Representative

Directors Emeriti

Dr. Philip King

Retired Professor & Former Economics Department Chair

Lee Blitch

Community Leader

Don W. Scoble

(’61, MA ’71) Community Leader

Laurie Pitman

Philanthropist