Sabine Dukes

Chief Finance & Operating Officer

As the CFOO, Sabine is responsible for the finances and operations of the Community Foundation, ensuring that our asset growth can meet the evolving needs of the community and keep Santa Cruz County a thriving place to work and live. Sabine’s team provides the backbone of support for the organization as well as provides financial reporting to donors and the community.

Sabine attended San Jose State initially pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts, but quickly realized that her accounting skills were in more demand than her photography skills. She switched to a Business Administration degree and obtained her CPA, but never really let go of the creative side. Sabine’s 30-year career in accounting started as an auditor in the Monterey area and eventually grew to Controllorship and CFO roles for public, private, and nonprofit organizations in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties. Sabine thrives on leveraging technology, practicality, and a dash of that creativity to design scalable processes that allow organizations to grow while focusing on their core missions. Sabine’s favorite part of her role as a financial leader is in forming and mentoring empowered and engaged teams.

Sabine grew up in nearby Seaside but moved to Santa Cruz 20 years ago to be closer to her favorite trails and surf breaks. She is in love with the many ways to play in Santa Cruz County and the people who call it home.

Meet Other Staff Members

Susan True

Chief Executive Officer

Hilary Bryant

Donor Services Director