Director of Planned Giving

Sindy Craig

Sindy L. Craig, J.D., LL.M., is the director of planned giving at The San Francisco Foundation, one of the country’s oldest and largest community foundations. Sindy is a passionate charitable gift planner and director of planned giving who enjoys working with donors and families to create lifelong and legacy plans that integrate their financial, tax, and philanthropic goals. Sindy has over 25 years of non-profit experience and possesses diverse major and planned giving fundraising  experience in higher education, health care, and community foundation fundraising environments.  Since joining the Foundation in 2012, Sindy oversees all aspects of legacy, endowment and nonprofit fund programs, utilizing a variety of gift structures to help donors accomplish their goals. Previously, Sindy led integrated major and planned giving efforts during Campaign initiatives ($250 million to $2.5 billion) for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the University’s (7) Health Science Colleges; Kenyon College; and the University of Vermont.  Sindy began her gift planning tenure at Middlebury College.

Sindy is a proud first generation college graduate of Bowling Green State University; earned her J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma; and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington. Sindy currently serves as a national board member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly PPP) and the Northern California Planned Giving Council and is a past Board member of the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council where Sindy served as chair of the education committee. Sindy is a member of the state bars of Oklahoma and Washington and an active leader within the Junior League of San Francisco to provide grants to Bay Area non-profit organizations that align with one of the JLSF’s two focus areas:  1) promoting the social and emotional health of youth and the elderly and 2) empowering our community through life skills education.