Board of Trustees

Not pictured: Reed Colley, Tommy Davis '96, Ken McNeely, Matt Murray & Topher Solmssen

Like most independent schools, San Francisco Day School is governed by a Board of Trustees charged with safeguarding the financial health and overall well-being of the School. Trustees are elected for three-year terms and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. Board meetings are held monthly during the school year. 

Questions or comments? Please email:boardcomments@sfds.net.

Finances

The Board approves the school's annual budget, which includes setting tuition and ensuring the program operates within fiscal limits. The Board is also responsible for overseeing SF Day endowment funds, physical assets, and fundraising. A breakdown of operating revenue and expenses can be found in the Annual Report.

Policy Making

The Board conducts formal strategic planning to determine the school's objectives and establishes policies for the operation of SF Day.  

Head of School Support

 

The Board selects, evaluates, and supports the Head of School. The Board is not involved in the day-to-day affairs of the school; instead, our trustees govern with the financial expertise necessary to ensure the school's long-term financial health. In turn, the Head of School is responsible for implementing board policy and overall operational management of the school. Together, the Board and Head of School partner to steward San Francisco Day School, upholding its mission and vision. 

The Board conducts most of its business through standing committees. Present committees include:

  • Executive Committee
  • Buildings & Grounds Committee
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Development Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Head Support and Evaluation Committee
  • Trustee Committee
  • Breakthrough San Francisco Committee

2017-18 Board of Trustees

Grace Won, Chair
Rita Abraldes
Eric Alt
Ron Brown
Craig Brumfield
Vanessa Cho
Reed Colley, Vice Chair
Tommy Davis 96
Cathy Dean
Ali Diab
Andrea C. Evans
Humberto A. Galleno
Lexie Fisher George 00
John Hayashi
Wendy Holcombe
Janet McKinley
Ken McNeely
Gabrey Means
Olivia Morgan
Matt Murray
Nehal Raj
Topher Solmssen
Sarah Stein
Thatcher Thompson
Adriana Lopez Vermut
Heidi von Allmen
Christine Wong

Mike Walker, Head of School
Ginny Conner, Parents Association President
Dillon Rogers 92, Alumni Board President