Mark Reisbaum brings nearly 30 years of professional experience as a foundation and nonprofit executive to his role as an independent philanthropy advisor working with family foundations and high net-worth individuals. During his 19 years at the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, where he served as Chief Endowment Officer and Senior Director of Philanthropic Engagement, Mark advised hundreds of individual philanthropists, couples, families, and foundation boards in best practices in grant making, philanthropy and legacy planning, and program development. He has staffed and served on the boards of over 20 grant making foundations, working with multiple generations in all aspects of financial and fiduciary management; grant making; program development; and management. He has also built innovative programs that have successfully engaged younger philanthropists and entrepreneurs in giving, in expanding their peer networks, and in taking on meaningful volunteer leadership roles.
Mark came to the philanthropic sector after a 10-year career in investment banking, where he structured international financing projects for large, closely held companies and built his coaching, mentoring and training skills as the Director of Entry Level Training for Citicorp’s Institute for Global Finance.
Growing up in a family involved in philanthropy and the arts, Mark has also been an active community volunteer. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Board of Vibe Israel, U.S.A. Mark is currently Chair of the Board of SPARK SF Public School and Treasurer of the Board of the Greenlight Clinic. He previously served on the boards of GLAAD and the STOP AIDS Project. Mark has participated in the OutGiving program for LGBT and allied philanthropists and is an active member of the Jewish Funders Network.
Mark has a B.A. from Columbia College and an M.A. in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.