Vice President for Philanthropic Services and Program Officer for Arts and Join The San Francisco Foundation

(SAN FRANCISCO) – Tuesday, June 21, 2011 – The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) announced today the appointment of Nick Hodges as Vice President for Philanthropic Services and Terezita (Tere) Romo as Program Officer for Arts and Culture.

Nick Hodges serves as the Foundation’s Vice President for Philanthropic Services, overseeing business development and donor relations. He works closely with donors and Foundation Program staff to maximize donors’ philanthropic impact. Nick was with the Schwab Charitable Fund for more than 20 years, most recently serving as the chief operating officer where he managed the fundraising team. He serves on the board of the Horizons Foundation and chairs its planned giving committee, and serves on the advisory board of Ashoka’s Youth Venture in the Bay Area. Nick has a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy certification from the American College and is completing his Bachelor’s in Business Economics from the University of San Francisco.

Terezita (Tere) Romo is the Foundation’s Program Officer for Arts and Culture. An independent curator and scholar, she recently served as the arts project coordinator at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC). Previously, she was the arts director at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago and resident curator at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, where she organized exhibitions and public programs. She was the program manager for the Organizational Support Program at the California Arts Council, where she developed a Traditional Arts Program and participated in the development of the Multi-Cultural Arts Programs. She has served as reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, Alpert Awards, Denver Airport, and Sacramento Public Art Programs. An art historian, she has published essays on Chicana/o art and is the author of Malaquias Montoya (2011), an artist monograph within the UCLA CSRC book series “A Ver: Revisioning Art History.” She was also the lead curator for “Art Along the Hyphen: the Mexican-American Generation,” one of four exhibitions organized within the CSRC’s “LA Xicano,” a collaborative project within the Getty Foundation’s regional initiative called “Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980.” She holds a Master’s degree in art history.