(SAN FRANCISCO) – Friday, January 25, 2013 –The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) announced today the appointment of Ruben D. Orduña as Vice President of Philanthropic Services.
As TSFF’s vice president of philanthropic services, Ruben will oversee our donor relations, business development, planned giving, and professional advisor relations, and championing philanthropic giving to make a great impact on the most pressing needs in the Bay Area. Ruben will work closely with our donors and Foundation Program staff to maximize our donors’ philanthropic impact, and with the professional advisor community to facilitate and enhance their clients’ charitable giving. With our philanthropic services team, Ruben will work hand-in-hand with individual and family donors to create charitable legacies that provide effective solutions to complex issues, fulfilling visions of a stronger region, and world.
Prior to joining The San Francisco Foundation, Ruben was vice president for development at the Boston Foundation where he managed and directed their new business development efforts, which include professional advisor relations, new donor cultivation, and planned gifts. During his tenure as VP, the Foundation increased its annual giving 180%, reaching a record annual amount of more than $100 million.
Ruben was the first Executive Director of the Crossroads Community Foundation, and also worked at the Council on Foundations as the Director of Community Foundation Services where he managed all services and programs for community foundation members. Ruben is a graduate from Occidental College in Los Angeles and received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.