Who we are

Current and former Board of Directors and Staff-from left, front row: Amrita Singhal, Jessica S. Pers, Laura Olivas (former staff), Diana Meckfessel, Narsai David. Back row: Maggie Gee, Penelope Finnie, Michael Traynor, Barbara Marienthal and Susie G Community Fund (BCF) is one of more than 500 community foundations in America seeking to improve the quality of life in our communities.

BCF is an independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, incorporated under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are governed by a diverse board of directors of distinguished civic leaders who have experience in business, law, government, philanthropy, academia, and community service.

Current Board Members :

Jessica S. Pers, President
Attorney, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, San Francisco
Charles Fanning, Vice President
Ann Smulka, Secretary
Game Design Consultant, Strategic Arts
Stephanie McKown, Treasurer
Finance Director, Galileo Learning
Marcia Argyris
Program Officer at S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Charles Fanning
Penelope Mayer Finnie
Chocolatier, Bittersweet the Chocolate Café
Susie Goodin
Shane McGilloway
Chief Operating Officer, Ask.com
Diana Meckfessel
Educational Consultant
Charles F. Robinson
General Counsel to the Regents of the University of California
Rebecca Silbert
Senior Legal policy Associate, Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy, U.C. Berkeley
Amrita Singhal
Janet Tam
Principal and CEO, Noll and Tam Architects
Jules Tippet
President and Executive Producer, Tippett Studios
Michael Traynor
Senior Counsel, Cobalt LLP, Chair of the Council and President Emeritus, The American Law Institute

Advisory Board:

Narsai M. David, Chairman Emeritus
Food and Wine Editor, KCBS Radio, San Francisco

Skip Battle
Martin Paley
Dorothy Walker

Staff :

Joleen Ruffin, Executive Director

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