Yvette Radford Joins the San Francisco Foundation’s Board of Trustees

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Ling Woo Liu, lliu@sff.org

SAN FRANCISCO, January 1, 2019 – The San Francisco Foundation announced today that Yvette Radford has been appointed to its board of trustees for a five-year term. Ms. Radford is the regional vice president for external and community affairs at Kaiser Permanente.

“I’m very pleased that Yvette has agreed to join our Board of Trustees,” said Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation. “She brings with her extensive experience in philanthropy and community relations, and will serve as an outstanding addition to our board.”

Ms. Radford has been with Kaiser for over 20 years and, in her current capacity, she is accountable for the organization’s $1 billion Community Benefit portfolio, Community Relations and Government Relations Program, and Local Government Relations function. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Yvette spent 12 years working for the California State Legislature. In 2014, she was appointed by Jerry Brown to serve as a Commissioner on the California Volunteers Commission. In additional to the San Francisco Foundation, she serves on the governing board for the National Medical Fellowship and the Museum of the African Diaspora.

“It is an honor to join the San Francisco Foundation Board. I look forward to bringing my deep community knowledge and passion for philanthropy to help the foundation achieve its goal that all Bay Area residents get the opportunity to live healthy lives and thrive,” said Ms. Radford.

About the San Francisco Foundation

With more than $1.5 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 $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

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