Kelly Siefkin serves as the Foundation's Chief Philanthropy Officer. A key member of the organization’s leadership, Kelly works with generous local people to inspire charitable giving that strengthens the capital area, including fundraising efforts aligned with the Foundation’s impact initiatives.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Kelly served as Director of Development for Sacramento State, supporting the College of Continuing Education and Alumni Association, where she raised funds to foster success for non-traditional learners and the university’s large alumni base. Previously, Kelly served as the Vice President of Communications & Marketing at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. During more than a decade there, she led the organization’s marketing and public relations efforts, strengthened its fundraising, managed many of its volunteers, and helped orchestrate Run to Feed the Hungry, the largest Thanksgiving Day fun run event in the country.
Kelly holds a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and was named one of Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2016, which acknowledges area leaders under 40 who excel in their professions and contributions to the community. In addition, Kelly served on the governing board of the California 4-H Foundation, held multiple leadership positions for the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is an alumna of Leadership Sacramento, and recently graduated from the American Leadership Forum, Class XXVI. She received the Volunteer Spirit Award for Volunteer Coordinator of the Year in Sacramento County and served as a mentor for Big Day of Giving, the Foundation’s annual giving day. Kelly enjoys time serving as a sustainer of the Junior League of Sacramento, the organization that founded the Foundation 40 years ago.
Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.
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