Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors

Tara Garcia '96

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Director, Advancement Operations
California State University, Fullerton

Tara Garcia, is the executive director of operations and the Philanthropic Foundation CFO. Ms. Garcia's duties include overseeing the division budget and division human resources, as well as overseeing the foundation's financial operation, which includes the management of the endowment. Ms. Garcia joined the university in 1998, serving in the Major Events Office as the director of finance and then moved to Advancement Operations where she was responsible for all office operations, budget and HR. In 2008, she joined the Vice President of Advancement’s Office as the executive assistant to the vice president where she worked closely with the Philanthropic Board of Governors.