CEO Transition

Nancy Jamison over the past decade inspiring audiences at the San Diego Grantmakers' Annual Conferences.

On May 10, 2018, San Diego Grantmakers President and CEO Nancy Jamison announced her retirement after 13 years leading SDG. 

>> Read the letter from the Board Chair announcing Nancy's retirement.

The SDG transition committee has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to oversee the executive search for the next President & CEO of San Diego Grantmakers. SDG seeks a seasoned leader with a track record of achievement, dedicated to the philanthropic community to join a collaborative network of people and organizations. This individual will be able to provide strategic and visionary leadership through an equity focused lens, has expertise in revenue development, fundraising, sustainability and knowledge of impact investing, and is a thoughtful collaborator able to develop strong relationships amongst SDG members and a variety of stakeholders to influence the philanthropic landscape of San Diego. 

>> See the position description and how to apply.

Selecting the right candidate to help build upon SDG’s 42 years of impact in the philanthropic sector will take time. Nancy Jamison will continue as CEO until the end of January, and depending on when the new CEO is able to begin, the board will work with Nancy and the staff to make the appropriate arrangements to ensure a smooth transition to the next chapter of leadership at SDG.

Many members have asked about ways to honor Nancy’s passionate leadership of SDG and the region we serve. The Board - as future stewards of the organization - have asked that any donations made to recognize her 13 years of friendship, leadership and ongoing commitment to social change, be made to support the future of this organization through SDG’s new Equity and Innovation Fund.

If we are to continue the legacy of equity, innovation and growth set forth by Nancy in partnership with the SDG team and board over the past decade, and continue to powerfully connect and activate funders to learn, lead and invest in our community, we need your help in ensuring that we can effectively navigate the transition period through your support, commitment and generosity.

>> Learn more about the Equity and Innovation Fund.

Gifts to the fund can be made online via the button below or if you have any questions regarding or require more information on the Equity and Innovation Fund please contact Ryan Ginard on 858-875-3333 or [email protected].

Nancy shares a message of appreciation for everyone she has worked with during her past 13 years at San Diego Grantmakers during her farewell celebration on November 28, 2018.

Read the transcript of Nancy's farewell remarks.