Meet The Experts

Here to help you help others.

With decades of working with thousands of people in their philanthropy, we hope to make the giving process easy for Foundation donors. Our experts are readily available to help you with your charitable giving needs. Whether you have questions about what kind of fund is right for you, need help connecting with nonprofits, or want to ask about ways to involve your family in your philanthropy, we have dedicated experts for any concern. Let us help make your charitable giving as joyful and painless as possible.

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Our Experts

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Dan Rothblatt

"I’ve been blessed to work with many passionate and generous donor families in supporting countless causes over the past 40 years of my professional leadership in philanthropy. Knowing how the work we are doing together is changing countless lives for the better is immensely inspiring."

Marvin Schotland

President & CEO

“Over the past 30 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of donors, some are new to charitable giving and others have decades of experience. Each one has their own journey and reasons for giving. To quote author Danny Siegel, ‘Tzedakah is where heaven and earth touch.’ I’m honored to help people share the joy of tzedakah.

Dan Rothblatt

Executive Vice President

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"I’ve been blessed to work with many passionate and generous donor families in supporting countless causes over the past 40 years of my professional leadership in philanthropy. Knowing how the work we are doing together is changing countless lives for the better is immensely inspiring."

Marvin Schotland
President & CEO

Dan Rothblatt

“Over the past 30 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of donors, some are new to charitable giving and others have decades of experience. Each one has their own journey and reasons for giving. To quote author Danny Siegel, ‘Tzedakah is where heaven and earth touch.’ I’m honored to help people share the joy of tzedakah.

Dan Rothblatt
Executive Vice President

Naomi Strongin
Natella Royzman
Steve Gamer

“The work I do daily, overseeing competitive grant programs, connecting thoughtful donors to amazing nonprofits, and facilitating values discussions for multigenerational families is incredibly meaningful and rewarding.”

Naomi Strongin

Vice President,
Center for Designed Philanthropy

“I came to The Foundation over a decade of representing clients in business and insolvency-related legal matters. Whether I’m guiding donors through the technical aspects of charitable planning or facilitating an exploration of the values driving their giving, the hope and kindness I see is inspiring.”

Natella Royzman

Vice President,
Charitable Gift Planning

“I’ve spent my career helping individuals, families, corporations, and foundations achieve their philanthropic goals. Helping them maximize their impact is a joyful experience and inspires me to ensure their philanthropy leaves a lasting legacy for them and their families.”

Steve Gamer

Vice President, Advancement

Naomi Strongin

“The work I do daily, overseeing competitive grant programs, connecting thoughtful donors to amazing nonprofits, and facilitating values discussions for multigenerational families is incredibly meaningful and rewarding.”

Naomi Strongin
Vice President,
Center for Designed Philanthropy

Natella Royzman

“I came to The Foundation over a decade of representing clients in business and insolvency-related legal matters. Whether I’m guiding donors through the technical aspects of charitable planning or facilitating an exploration of the values driving their giving, the hope and kindness I see is inspiring.”

Natella Royzman
Vice President,
Charitable Gift Planning

Steve Gamer

“I’ve spent my career helping individuals, families, corporations, and foundations achieve their philanthropic goals. Helping them maximize their impact is a joyful experience and inspires me to ensure their philanthropy leaves a lasting legacy for them and their families.”

Steve Gamer
Vice President,
Advancement

David Carroll
Ellen Rosen

"With more than 20 years of experience in finance and nonprofit management, I know first-hand the responsibility community foundations have to be accountable to their board, donors, and community. The Foundation is a leader in this area and I’m proud to continue that legacy."

David Carroll

Senior Vice President,
Finance & Administration/CFO

"I’ve spent many years advising families, private foundations, and nonprofits on their finances, including their philanthropy. Foundation donors are a pleasure to work with and I enjoy using my significant experience in tax law, accounting, and estate planning to help them realize their charitable giving goals."

Ellen Rosen

Vice President and General Counsel

David Carroll

"With more than 20 years of experience in finance and nonprofit management, I know first-hand the responsibility community foundations have to be accountable to their board, donors, and community. The Foundation is a leader in this area and I’m proud to continue that legacy."

David Carroll
Senior Vice President,
Finance & Administration/CFO

Ellen Rosen

"I’ve spent many years advising families, private foundations, and nonprofits on their finances, including their philanthropy. Foundation donors are a pleasure to work with and I enjoy using my significant experience in tax law, accounting, and estate planning to help them realize their charitable giving goals."

Ellen Rosen
Vice President and General Counsel

Charlotte Friedman, Bridget Trumpet, and Natella Royzman
Sara Hahn
Warren Fong

“What I love most about my job is being a connector. Between connecting with nonprofits doing critical work in Los Angeles and assisting donors in finding organizations that they’ll love, it’s rewarding to be involved in repairing the world in a very tangible way.”

Charlotte Friedman

Program Officer,
Center for Designed Philanthropy

“I am passionate about ensuring that communities can access the funds they need to realize their full potential, while helping donors make thoughtful and impactful funding decisions."

Sara Hahn

Senior Program Officer,
Center for Designed Philanthropy

“I am inspired by so many of the donors I meet who invest their time and energy to improve our community. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to use our expertise and connections to help them make an impact.”

Warren Fong

Senior Program Officer,
Center for Designed Philanthropy

Charlotte Friedman, Bridget Trumpet, and Natella Royzman

“What I love most about my job is being a connector. Between connecting with nonprofits doing critical work in Los Angeles and assisting donors in finding organizations that they’ll love, it’s rewarding to be involved in repairing the world in a very tangible way.”

Charlotte Friedman
Program Officer,
Center for Designed Philanthropy

Sara Hahn

“I am passionate about ensuring that communities can access the funds they need to realize their full potential, while helping donors make thoughtful and impactful funding decisions."

Sara Hahn
Senior Program Officer,
Center for Designed Philanthropy

Warren Fong

“I am inspired by so many of the donors I meet who invest their time and energy to improve our community. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to use our expertise and connections to help them make an impact.”

Warren Fong
Senior Program Officer,
Center for Designed Philanthropy

Our Experts in the News

Naomi Strongin in eJewish Philanthropy: Interview on Reimagine Grants, Foundation's biggest-ever grant cycle

Marvin Schotland in Jewish Journal: "Seeking Connection in Disconnected Times"

Steve Gamer in Jewish Journal: "Donor-Advised Funds Empower Charitable Giving"

Dan Rothblatt in Beverly Hills Courier: "Endowments Provide Meaningful Way to Give Forever"

Natella Royzman in Beverly Press: "Charitable-Gift Bunching through Donor Advised Funds"