For Immediate Release
Contact: Ling Woo Liu, lliu[at]sff.org, 415-733-8565
SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2017 – The San Francisco Foundation announced today that Duncan Robertson and Sheryl Wong have been appointed chair and vice chair, respectively, of The San Francisco Foundation’s board of trustees. Their appointments began on July 1.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Duncan and Sheryl in these key leadership roles as we deepen our commitment to equity in the Bay Area,” said Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation. “Together, they bring a tremendous amount of financial acumen and philanthropic leadership to our foundation.”
Mr. Robertson is a partner and Chief Financial Officer of Paxion Capital, an investment fund. Previously, he served as chief financial officer of OpenTable, SnapStick, and Aricent. He is a member of the board of directors of Care.com, and holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
“It is a sincere honor to step into this role,” said Mr. Robertson. “I look forward to working with Fred and his team at The San Francisco Foundation as we continue the decades-long effort, with the amazing support of grantees and donors, to make the Bay Area a better place for all of its residents.”
Ms. Wong’s longtime civic leadership includes work with education, arts and health care organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is a former board chair of the Oakland Museum of California Foundation. She is currently a trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation, and a director of the Bay Area Tumor Institute. She holds a degree in English from UC Berkeley.
“I’m thrilled to be working with my fellow trustees and foundation staff to create an equitable Bay Area where each and every one of us has the opportunity to thrive,” said Ms. Wong.
The foundation’s outgoing board chair, Andy Ballard, has served on the board since 2008, and as board chair since 2012. He will continue to serve on the board. For the past year, Mr. Robertson served as the foundation’s vice chair.
The San Francisco Foundation’s board is comprised of 10 individuals. The full board of trustees and biographies can be found at www.sff.org.
About The San Francisco Foundation
With more than $1.3 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, and working with its donors, it distributed nearly $100 million a year to nonprofit organizations last year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.