Steve Gamer


Vice President, Advancement


Steve Gamer joined The Foundation in August 2016 with more than 25 years of experience working with individuals, families, corporations and foundations to help them achieve their philanthropic vision. He has extensive experience managing and successfully implementing large advancement campaigns. Steve came to The Foundation following more than a decade in senior development roles in higher education, including UCLA and UCSD, contributing to those teams’ efforts to increase philanthropic support for education and health care. He began his career working at Jewish Federations in Madison, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, master’s degree in Jewish communal service from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. Steve and his wife Stephanie live in Los Angeles and have three children.


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