Brian Zumbano

Vice President, Chief Development & Stewardship Officer
Chief of Staff

As Vice President, Chief Development & Stewardship Officer, Brian leads the Development and Stewardship Division, overseeing San Diego Foundation donor engagement and fundraising activities. He is responsible for expanding and diversifying the organization’s donor base through strategic efforts that will grow SDF’s assets and increase the impact of charitable giving in the region.

In his role as Chief of Staff, Brian supports SDF planning and processes that lead to overall organization excellence. He is responsible for the coordination of essential business activities of the organization, including talent, performance management, strategic planning, culture, facilities and resource development. He also provides support to the CEO regarding key external strategies that will assist SDF in reaching its stated goals.

Prior to joining SDF, Brian served as Senior Executive Director of Development for UC San Diego Health Sciences, where he managed a diverse team of development professionals responsible for principal and major gifts. In this role, Brian helped prepare the Health Sciences Advancement organizational structure for the launch of the Campaign for UC San Diego, in addition to stewarding multiple transformational gifts for the institution. Prior to this, Brian was Director of Development at Columbia University Medical Center and Development Officer at New York University, where he helped facilitate major-and-principal gifts.

Brian earned his bachelor’s degree at Boston College, as well as two master’s degrees in Strategic Communications from Columbia University, and World History from New York University.

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