CEO Search

Search Firm

San Diego-based Blair Search Partners has been retained to identify a new President and CEO to advance the mission and strategic priorities of The San Diego Foundation.

The firm’s scope of work includes development of a position description, informed by a wide range of community stakeholders, and a national search to attract a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. In total, The Foundation sent requests for proposals to 5 local and regional firms.

Prospective candidates, or those with confidential candidate nominations or suggestions, should contact Trevor Blair at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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Position Description

Reporting to an 18-member Board of Governors, the CEO will work collaboratively with Board members to evolve the strategic direction of The San Diego Foundation and build on past successes.

The CEO will develop and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and have overall responsibility for the operating health and well-being of the organization, including strategic planning, fundraising, fiscal management, marketing, programs and grantmaking operations.

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Message from Leadership

Looking forward, as we prepare to welcome a new President and CEO, we are grateful to the many donors, partners, and civic leaders who have provided support and suggestions for the future. The search for permanent leadership is underway and moving forward in an expeditious manner.

Through the transition, our focus remains on providing excellent service to our donors, including sound financial performance and exceptional fund stewardship.

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