The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF), a nonprofit which has granted over $4.8 million in grants benefitting over 100 nonprofit programs, recently gained three new board members.
Shannon Pavell – Zip Code: 92102
Shannon Pavell, a Development Officer at the Coronado Hospital Foundation, is one of the newest board members for the San Diego Women’s Foundation. Shannon joined the organization in June 2016 as a member of the SDWF Fellowship program, and has remained an active member since. She is a currently serving as Vice Chair for the Membership Committee and Co-Chair of the membership subcommittee that plans social activities, primarily for SDWF members under age 40. Shannon has also served on the Development Committee and Fellowship Committees, as well as acting as a grant reviewer over numerous grant cycles. Her extensive knowledge of the nonprofit field in strategic fundraising, communications, and donor relations will prove to be essential to the success of the San Diego Women’s Foundation.
Rochelle Hershfield – Zip Code: 92108
Rochelle “Rocky” Hershfield joined the San Diego Women’s Foundation in March, 2016 and has taken on numerous leadership roles over the course of her time as a member. She is a previous Chair of the SDWF Discovery, Inquiry & Guidelines (DIG) Committee – responsible for researching potential grants focus areas each year – and has also served as Vice-Chair of the Fellowship Committee and as a formal mentor to previous SDWF Fellowship participants. In addition, Rocky has been involved as a member of the Governance Committee, Impact Liaison to SDWF grant recipients, and a regular reviewer in the grants process. A retired attorney, Rocky will bring a critical legal perspective and deep passion for nonprofit work to the San Diego Women’s Foundation Board of Directors.
Dani Zupic – Zip Code: 92116
Dani Zupic, former Executive Director of the Faile Foundation and an SDWF member since August 2019, has recently become one of SDWF’s newest board members. Since joining the San Diego Women’s Foundation, Dani has become deeply involved in the SDWF Collaboration Committee – the group responsible for exploring joint grantmaking opportunities with other organizations in San Diego County. Dani served as Vice-Chair of the Collaboration Committee last year, helping to oversee SDWF’s partnership with Rotary District 5340 and the Carroll C. Long Fund at the San Diego Foundation to support Afghan refugees, and she will continue to serve as Vice-Chair over the next year. Her passion for environmental awareness and professional experience in nonprofit leadership and governance will ensure strong and bold leadership at SDWF for years to come.