TUCSON, Ariz. – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) is pleased to announce that Sandra Y. Nathan has joined the organization as Vice President of Community Investment. Her start date is September 7, 2016. Sandra will be responsible for leading the development of CFSA’s community investment strategy by working to connect people, ideas and capital together to leverage measurable impact in our community. She will manage CFSA’s partnerships with funders and organizations to improve collaboration, while connecting donors to investment opportunities in the community.
“Sandra’s diverse leadership experience and proven ability to work across all sectors will advance CFSA’s strategic vision of leading and inspiring community investment,” said Clint Mabie, CFSA President and CEO. “She has a talent for identifying and assembling key stakeholders to create and implement strategic social impact and she will be a great resource for everyone in the community.”
Sandra has more than two decades of philanthropic, nonprofit and government leadership experience. She most recently held the position of Executive Director for the Aids and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds in San Francisco, CA and has served as Vice President of Grants and Loans at the Marin Community Foundation, Senior Vice President of Economic Security Social Impact Group at the National Council on Aging, President/CEO of the Richmond Community Foundation, and Deputy County Executive of Santa Clara County.
Sandra holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from National University in San Diego, CA and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego. She is a member of the Council on Foundations and sits on a number of boards, including Grantmakers in Aging and Northern California Grantmakers.
Sandra replaces Barbara Brown who, after returning to the Foundation in 2013 as VP of Program Services and Community Initiatives, has decided to utilize her new Masters of Library Science Degree from the University of Arizona by joining the Pima County Public Libraries system as a librarian substitute.