Joanne Gold

Executive Director


Joanne Gold joined our leadership team as Deputy Director in October of 2019. She brings with her a 27+ year track record of fundraising expertise and a longstanding commitment to nonprofits serving youth and the treatment of life-threatening illness.

Joanne began her nonprofit career in Southern California, volunteering at the Los Angeles Free Clinic and later serving in various Development positions at notable national health care non-profits including The Muscular Dystrophy Association and City of Hope Cancer Center. After relocating to San Francisco, she joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area as Chief Development Officer, and later served as Senior Director of Development at Common Sense Media, national nonprofit that helps parents, educators and policy makers navigate the challenges of raising kids in the digital age. Just prior to joining SRF, Joanne lead a two year project to scale and expand Development Operations at Family House, a pediatric guest house for families of children being treated for a life-threatening illness at UCSF.

A native of Newton, MA and a graduate of The George Washington University, Joanne lives with her family and their Catahoula dog, Satchel, in Pacifica, CA.

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