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

Jeff Jackanicz

Jeff Jackanicz

President, SF State Foundation

Vice President, University Advancement

Kimberly Brandon

Kimberly Brandon

('84) Chair

Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley (Retired)

Taylor Safford

Taylor Safford

('84, '95) Immediate Past Chair

CEO and President, PIER 39 Limited Partnership

Neda Nobari

Neda Nobari

('84) Vice Chair

Founder and President, Neda Nobari Foundation

Venesia Thompson

Venesia Thompson-Ramsay

Secretary/Treasurer, SF State Foundation

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
 

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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

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Judy Marcus

('62) Philanthropist

 

Herb Myers

Herb Myers

Retired Regional Business Banking President, Wells Fargo
 

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Don Nasser

('63) President, Bay Properties, Inc.

 

Dennis O'Donnell

Dennis O'Donnell

('82) Sports Anchor, KPIX CBS 5 Television
 

Marsha Rosenbaum

Marsha Rosenbaum

('72) Director Emerita, Drug Policy Alliance
 

Serrano-Sewell

David Serrano-Sewell

(’99) Attorney

 

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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

 

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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

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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