About Us

The Rancho Santa Fe Women's Fund was established in November 2004 as a way for members to join together in meaningful and engaging ways to give back to the greater San Diego community. The power of many women giving together has helped us make a significant impact on community-wide needs with focused collective grant making.

The RSF Women’s Fund, a donor advised fund* of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, has 112 members; and since its inception in 2004, has awarded grants totaling nearly over $3 million

2017-18 Leadership

Advisory Committee

Sandra Coufal, Chair

Gayle Gillies-Mize, Founder

Jenny Freeborn, Member-at-Large

Vivian Hardage, Member-at-Large

Mary Ann Smith, Member-at-Large

Kathy Yash, Member-at-Large


Financial Advisors

Candise Holmlund, Co-Advisor

Kate Williams, Co-Advisor

Cathy Hopf, Past-Advisor


Grant Committee

Robyn Hudgens, Co-Chair

Jana Peck, Co-Chair

Maria Delgado, Co-Chair Elect

Tamara La Farga-Joseph, Co-Chair Elect

Gillian Gillies, Past Chair

Membership Committee

Tina Braswell, Co-Chair

Ann Rible, Co-Chair 

Jennifer Young Miller, Member Relations/SocialChair

Programs Committee

Minerva Walz, Co-Chair

Allison Williams, Co-Chair



Ellie Cunningham, Co-Chair


Public Relations/Communications

Mary Schulman, Chair


Past Advisory Committee Chairs

Donna Vance, Immediate Past

Libby Frank

Franci Free

Victoria Hanlon

Donna Walker

Kathy Yash


Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund  |  established in 2004  |  tax #95-3709639
162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite B30, Encinitas, CA   92024

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