2013 NLC Fellow: Wyn Furman

Wyn Furman
Manager, Community Research, The San Diego Foundation

Wyn Furman conducts research on behalf of fund advisors at The San Diego Foundation (TSDF), a community foundation dedicated to preserving and enhancing quality of life throughout the San Diego region. Wyn’s work serves to deepen understanding of the regional nonprofit community, increase donor engagement, and inform charitable giving with the aim of encouraging data-driven and impact-oriented philanthropy. She originally joined TSDF to oversee all administrative aspects for Our Greater San Diego Vision, a community-planning project that engaged 30,000 people across the region.

Wyn has been active with Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy since joining TSDF, and now serves as the membership chair for the San Diego chapter. She is also a member of Women Give San Diego, an intergenerational collective giving organization that advocates for the economic self-sufficiency and security of lower income women and girls in San Diego County. She enjoys volunteering for a local animal rescue organization and for her alma mater as an alumni interviewer of prospective students.

Prior to her time at TSDF, Wyn worked for a consumer protection law firm, a senior-focused consulting firm, and a women’s reproductive health organization. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in European History and French Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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