Sharyn Goodson

Vice President of Philanthropy, Leichtag Foundation

Sharyn Goodson (she/her) has over 25 years of experience in philanthropy, program design and delivery, organizational development, and nonprofit fundraising. She is passionate about strengthening the ability of philanthropists and mission-driven organizations to achieve results in addressing society’s challenges and opportunities. Sharyn currently serves as Vice President of Philanthropy for the Leichtag Foundation where she manages grantmaking, leads funder partnerships, and trains and counsels nonprofits on revenue generation, board and organizational development, as well as program design and evaluation. Sharyn holds the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential.

In April 2010, Sharyn joined the Leichtag Foundation as its first Program Officer. Beginning in 2012, she also began managing the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego’s philanthropy programs and served as the lead contact for major family funds and foundations as well as the Jewish Women’s Foundation. Her most recent role at the Jewish Community Foundation was as its Vice President of Philanthropy.

Prior roles include Director of Grants, Jewish Family Service of San Diego; Program Director, Aspen Community Foundation in Aspen, CO; and Program Director for Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Pittsburgh, PA.

She also served on the boards of San Diego Grantmakers and Association of Fundraising Professionals, Pittsburgh, PA Chapter.