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Contacts & Partners

 Contact information for the UC San Diego Foundation's Operations and Accounting Teams can be found below.

Mailing Address Physical Address

UC San Diego Foundation 
9500 Gilman Drive #0940
La Jolla, CA 92093-0940

UC San Diego Foundation
3333 North Torrey Court, Ste 200
La Jolla, CA 92037





Please note that our offices currently have limited staff on-site. For hand-deliveries to the Foundation or Gift Services Teams, please contact:

Mondays and Wednesdays (after 9:30am):
Margaret Coombs    858.534.5289

Tuesdays and Thursdays (after 9:00am): 
Gail Robotta   858.534.8159

Foundation Operations Contacts

Chief Financial Officer
Marlene Shaver

(858) 534-1032

Administrative Assistant to CFO
Margaret Coombs

(858) 534-5289

Director of Business Operations
Gail Robotta
(858) 534-8159

Investment Operations Manager
Manav Verma
(858) 534-4491

Corporate Secretary/
Senior Director, Trustee Engagement and Board Operations

Alice Sherman

(858) 534-6385


Assistant Corporate Secretary/ 
Board Operations Specialist
Taylor Thomas

Gift Fund and Foundation Accounting Contacts

Foundation Controller & Senior Director Gift Fund Accounting
Kierstin Sykes
(858) 822-1679

Accounting Manager, UC San Diego Foundation & UCSD Campus Gift Fund Accounting
Selam Ghebrehiwet
(858) 534-

Senior Accountant, Gift & Foundation Accounting
George Bigney
(858) 534-5648

Senior Accountant, Gift & Foundation Accounting
Helen Lum
(858) 534-8724

Assistant Accountant, Foundation & Charitable Gifts
Carol Lim
(858) 534-7247

Assistant Accountant, Foundation & Charitable Gifts
Jason Tom
(858) 822-1495