October 3, 2018 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation today announced that 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 community foundation.

“Blair Search Partners is a highly regarded firm with a well-established nonprofit practice,” shared Dr. Constance Carroll, Chair of the Foundation Board of Governors and Search Committee. “Our committee was very impressed with the firm’s responsive and comprehensive search process, as well as its deep San Diego roots and relevant experience conducting searches for major nonprofits and corporations.”

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.

“The Foundation is committed to an open, fair and professional search process,” Carroll added.

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

Since 1975, The Foundation has served as San Diego’s trusted partner in philanthropy, working with thousands of donors and community partners to advance quality of life and grow a vibrant region. To learn more about The Foundation’s recent impact, visit SDFoundation.org/AnnualReport.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of 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 $1.1 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.

About Blair Search Partners

Blair Search Partners (BSP) is a retained executive search and recruiting firm serving San Diego-based nonprofit and mission-based organizations. This unique specialization enables BSP to source the highest caliber talent from across the region, as well as nationally. The firm’s clients represent almost every sector of the community, including civic and philanthropic institutions, health & human services, education and the arts. With an approach that emphasizes relationships and innovation, BSP has a demonstrated track record of recruiting extremely talented leaders from diverse backgrounds and industry sectors to lead some of the region’s most impactful organizations. Please visit BlairSearchPartners.com.


Theresa Nakata, The San Diego Foundation, theresan@sdfoundation.org
Trevor Blair, Blair Search Partners, trevor@blairsearchpartners.com