July 18, 2018 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation today announced the hire of two new leadership positions: Julia Grant, Director of Development, and Pauline Martinson, Director of Development.

Julia Grant, Director of Development
Grant will work directly with donors to help increase the impact of their charitable giving and achieve their philanthropic goals. She will be responsible for cultivating relationships with philanthropists new to The San Diego Foundation and strengthening current donor and fund advisor relationships. Prior to joining The Foundation, Grant served as Director of Development at UC San Diego Health Sciences and as Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego chapter. Grant earned a master’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in history from Northwestern University.

Pauline Martinson, Director of Development
Martinson will also work directly with donors to help them increase the impact of their charitable giving and achieve their philanthropic goals. Leveraging more than a decade of nonprofit development and relationship-building with San Diego donors, she will help grow philanthropy in the region. Previously, Martinson served as Executive Director of I Love A Clean San Diego, where she worked with environmentally-minded philanthropists and community leaders to help preserve and enhance San Diego’s natural environment. Under her leadership, the organization engaged more than 76,000 San Diegans annually through countywide programs and education. Martinson earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego community needs now and forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, justin@sdfoundation.org