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Northern California Grantmakers Welcomes Sara Davis and Sandra Nathan to the NCG Board of Directors

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2014—Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) is pleased to announce that Sara Davis, Director of Grants Management at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Sandra Nathan, the Vice President of Grants and Loans at the Marin Community Foundation, are joining our Board of Directors.

Sara Davis has a long history of working with NCG. She has served as a member of the Arts Loan Fund and Emergency Loan Fund steering committees. She currently serves as the co-chair of our Membership committee and has worked closely with NCG staff to review and develop our new membership policies.

“I’ve enjoyed my work on the NCG membership committee and I look forward to taking a greater leadership role on the Board as NCG continues to explore ways to best serve all of its members,” said Sara Davis regarding her new role.

Prior to accepting a position at the Hewlett Foundation, Sara was the Senior Foundation Manager of the Adobe Foundation and the Director of Community Benefit Operations at Kaiser Permanente.

“It is an inspiring time of change for NCG and I am honored to be asked to play a leadership role in helping this organization continue to increase the impact of philanthropy in our region,” said Sandra Nathan.

Sandra Nathan has held executive positions on the national level at AARP, the National Council on Aging and within several of California’s cities and counties. She also served as the CEO of NCG member organization the Richmond (California) Community Foundation.

“NCG is excited to welcome our two new board members, Sara Davis and Sandra Nathan. They will join our new President and CEO Ellen LaPointe and the rest of our board and staff to continue to build NCG’s ability to provide the tools, support and connections that our members need to increase the impact of their work,” said NCG Interim President and CEO David Greco.

Both Sara and Sandra begin their board terms on December 10, 2014, and will each serve a tenure of three years.