SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2013—San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Stacy Youkilis as director of philanthropy. Youkilis brings more than 10 years of experience in grants administration and fund development at performing arts organizations and institutions of higher education.
“Stacy comes to us with a deep background in fundraising and donor engagement, primarily in the arts, and now she’s ready to take that wealth of experience and apply it to a cause she cares about deeply—ending the HIV epidemic,” said Neil Giuliano, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation. “We rely heavily on private funds to support the free HIV prevention and care services at the foundation, and Stacy is the right person to strengthen and grow our philanthropy programs and give donors confidence that their gifts are making a real difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS in our community.”
Prior to joining the foundation, Youkilis was director of individual giving societies at the San Francisco Symphony. As the chief development officer overseeing the major gift program within the symphony’s annual fund, she helped donors maximize their philanthropic goals and provide opportunities for patrons to increase their levels of engagement with the symphony. Before joining the symphony, Youkilis was development manager at Stanford Lively Arts, the performing arts presenter for Stanford University. She began her development career at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she was part of the capital campaign for the Frank Gehry–designed Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Youkilis earned her bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Texas. She holds a master’s degree in museum studies with a focus in fundraising from San Francisco State University. Youkilis lives in San Francisco with her restaurateur husband, Scott, and two young sons.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information, go to www.sfaf.org.