Cecilia joined SVCF in November 2018. As a Development Officer, she works with individuals, families and organizations to help identify and connect their philanthropic passions with giving opportunities. This requires frequent engagement with Professional Advisors such as attorneys, accountants and financial advisors to help clients reach their charitable goals through donor advised funds, estate gifts or other special gifts.
Cecilia brings significant experience in planned giving in addition to her background with both financial advisors and donors. She has 12 years of comprehensive investment and banking expertise and 20 years generating revenue and increasing support bases for local organizations, both for profit and nonprofit. Before coming to the SVCF, Cecilia was the Sr. Director of Community Outreach & Planned Giving for Real Options Pregnancy Medical Clinics in Santa Clara County. She was an integral part of the leadership team who brought about the organization’s biggest growth in its 38 years of history. Cecilia is passionate about making a difference in her local community and is an active volunteer for numerous organizations throughout Santa Clara County.