Alexa Klingler

Philanthropic Services Associate

Alexa works closely with donors and grantees to create local networks, establish charitable relationships, and expand resources to all community members in Santa Cruz County. As part of the Philanthropic Services team, she helps nonprofits get funds from our most generous community members to accomplish their missions. She also does the initial intake and processing of all gifts to the Foundation.

Alexa began as a building steward, enthusiastically helping to host nonprofit organizations using the Foundation building for evening or weekend meetings and events. Her dedication to strong customer service has seen her rise from Administrative Assistant to Philanthropic Services Associate, connecting donors to the causes they care about.

Alexa has always been interested in issues of access and equity. Finding answers to the big question of who gets what and why led Alexa into the world of nonprofit organizations. Prior to philanthropy, she developed her social sector resume within the public health sector, and in environmental advocacy and public policy.

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Known by her co-workers as the “DA Queen” (Donor-Advised Queen), Alexa can help with all the ins and outs of processing donor-advised funds with grace, speed and excellence. She is happy to get the chance each day to help donors and grantees thrive together.

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