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Staff Information

Gary Rectenwald
Executive Director
(858) 397-9701  grectenwald@ccfsd.org

Gary Rectenwald was selected as the first Executive Director of the Catholic Community Foundation of San Diego in February, 2016 following a successful 30-year career as an executive with information technology companies such as IBM, AT&T, and Computerland. Gary feels blessed to have served All Hallows Catholic Church for more than 25 years. Over that time, he has headed training and scheduling of liturgical ministers. Gary hosted a family of 8 Kosovo refugees in his home for 15 years. Three of the children graduated from Catholic universities.

Gary has dedicated himself to serving the San Diego community for more than 25 years. He has served on several community boards and committees including the San Diego Bowl Game Association, Lead San Diego, UCSD, San Diego State University, San Diego Unified School District and the Mayor’s “City of the Future” task force.

Ryan Douglas
Director of Finance & Operations
(858) 397-9703   rdouglas@ccfsd.org

As Director of Finance & Operations, Ryan plays a pivotal role in the overall financial and operational management of the Foundation. Ryan prepares fund statements for fund advisers, financial reports for management, and works daily with donors. He also works to ensure efficiency in operations while always focusing on the mission and donors of the Foundation.

Ryan, along with his wife and daughter, Deborah & Maya, are active parishioners of St. Brigid Parish in Pacific Beach where they volunteer in various ministries.

Teresa Murphy
Marketing & Communications Associate
(858) 397-9705   tmurphy@ccfsd.org

Teresa ensures efficient execution of all philanthropic and marketing programs at CCFSD. Teresa’s communication and digital marketing interests began when she attended St. Peter’s middle school and has remained at the forefront of her educational focus. She went on to graduate from Cathedral Catholic high school with plans to study media relations in college. During her successful completion of The University of California-San Diego’s rigorous honors program, she was invited to study management of enterprise in media and film production at UCLA Anderson and The Melnitz school of Theater, Film and Television. Upon completing her degree and gaining creative consulting experience with Universal Studios, she returned home to San Diego with a calling to serve her Catholic Community.

Teresa is a parishioner of the Immaculata and continues to volunteer her time as an active member of the Cathedral Catholic high school alumni board and the DONS Alumni Business Association.

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