David ibnAle and Sam Ruiz Join the San Francisco Foundation’s Board of Trustees

David ibnAle and Sam Ruiz Join the San Francisco Foundation’s Board of Trustees

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) announced today that David ibnAle and Sam Ruiz have been appointed to its board of trustees. Both have been appointed to serve five-year terms.

“Both David and Sam bring deep expertise and knowledge of the Bay Area that will be invaluable to advancing our foundation’s mission,” said Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation.

Mr. ibnAle is the founding and managing partner of Advance Venture Partners and has over twenty years of experience as an investor in emerging growth companies in the technology, commerce and media sectors. Previously, Mr. ibnAle was a Managing Director of TPG Growth, the growth equity and middle market investment platform of TPG, where he led the firm’s global technology investing effort. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Above Average, Hytrust, Nativo, Unified Enterprises, UrbanSitter and UCT Holdings. Mr. ibnAle received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University, and received an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work with Fred Blackwell and the foundation’s team to continue to advance racial and economic equity in the San Francisco Bay Area – an effort that will make the Bay Area a better place for all of the people who call this region home,” said Mr. ibnAle.

Since 1980, Mr. Ruiz has served as the Executive Director of Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC), a multi-service nonprofit organization based in San Francisco’s Mission district. Mr. Ruiz has served on numerous county commissions, boards and committees. He was a former commissioner for San Francisco Recreation and Parks, and currently sits on the board of Instituto Familiar de la Raza and the Chinatown Community Development Center. He leads a number of local and state coalitions to collectively advance policy on early care and education, and parity for Latinos. He is also a former San Francisco Foundation Koshland Fellow, a past recipient of the Koshland Award, and a former chair of the Koshland Committee.

“I’m honored to be working with Fred Blackwell, my fellow trustees and foundation staff to collectively move forward the foundation’s equity agenda,” said Mr. Ruiz.

The San Francisco Foundation’s board is comprised of 10 individuals, and is chaired by Duncan Robertson, chief financial officer of Paxion Capital, LP.

About The San Francisco Foundation

With more than $1.4 billion in assets, The San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $146 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.