Candace currently serves as the Director of Mitigation and Nonprofit Funds at The San Diego Foundation, where she oversees 80 mitigation funds (monies earmarked for environmental stewardship) and more than 200 nonprofit funds. She provides oversight, strategic direction and growth opportunities in both areas. Candace earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations at California Polytechnic State University – Pomona and a Master in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Why I Joined SDPF

Before joining The San Diego Foundation, I never realized what a vital and important role parks play in a society. Now after years of learning about how open space and usable outdoor recreational areas can impact a community, I am thrilled to help advocate and assist with creating usable and equitable parks for all. I believe San Diego Parks Foundation fills a gap with between government and direct users, providing funding and opportunities in a nimble and thoughtful manner.