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Join us in our mission to cultivate smart philanthropy, lead and invest in solutions that build stronger communities.

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The staff of Central Valley Community Foundation works diligently to meet the needs of donors, professional advisors, and nonprofits. We offer comprehensive local knowledge of issues and solutions and look forward to working with you to maximize the impact of your giving.

Updated staff page coming soon, meanwhile check out the complete list of employees and job descriptions: http://www.centralvalleycf.org/meet-the-staff/

Ashley Swearengin

Ashley Swearengin

President and CEO

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Oversees the overall management and direction of the Central Valley Community Foundation, ensuring that CVCF makes progress every day towards accomplishing our mission: to cultivate smart philanthropy, lead, and invest in solutions that build stronger communities.

Ashley Swearengin is president and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation, a charitable foundation serving the six counties of Central California and providing over $100 million in funding to over 650 community benefit organizations over the last decade.  Prior to joining CVCF, she served as Mayor of the City of Fresno from 2009 through 2016.  As mayor, she implemented substantial changes to improve the delivery of city services, revitalize the downtown and urban core, promote business and job growth, address chronic homelessness, and stabilize the city’s financial position.  Before becoming mayor, Ashley led a number of economic development initiatives in the Fresno region, including the Central Valley Business Incubator, Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development, and the Regional Jobs Initiative.  She holds MBA and BS degrees from California State University, Fresno.

Ann-Marie Padilla

Community Engagement Associate

Candice Troutman

Executive Assistant

Claudia Ruiz-Alvarez

Director of Donor Services

Danielle Bergstrom

Policy Director

David Johnson

David Johnson

Special Projects Officer

Elliott Balch

Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.)

Gretchen Moore

Director of Community Engagement

Kelvin F. Alfaro

Kelvin F. Alfaro

Senior Program Officer

Kerri Horn

Kerri Horn

Chief Finance Officer (C.F.O.)

Miguel Ramirez

Community Engagement Manager

Phuong Bui

Grants & Finance Associate

Travis Jeffus

Travis Jeffus

Staff Accountant