Dan Cooper, Executive Director
DCOOPER@THEFULLERFOUNDATION.ORG | 626.765.8407
Dan's investments, finance, and regulatory compliance experience spans three decades. As executive director of The Fuller Foundation and president of Fuller Investment Management Company, he oversees the accounting, finance, and tax services for investment funds, charitable trusts, and other charitable giving vehicles. Prior to joining The Fuller Foundation and Fuller Investment Management Company, Dan was chief financial officer of the YMCA, where he provided leadership for the financial turnarounds of two YMCA associations. He also held senior management positions at KPMG and Ernst & Young. Dan holds a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Series 65 securities license.
Brent Assink, Chief of Philanthropy
email@example.com | 626.792.6802
Brent is chief of philanthropy of The Fuller Foundation. He oversees all fundraising programs in support of the mission of Fuller Seminary and ensures a stable and growing philanthropic base for Fuller's global ministry. Brent is responsible for growing Fuller's assets through planned gifts, new gifts to the Fuller Endowment, and effective investment management. Prior to joining Fuller, he served for eighteen years as executive director of the San Francisco Symphony, recognized as one of the world's most innovative and successful orchestras. His responsibilities included oversight of the symphony's $70 million annual operating budget and the investments of its pension funds and its $275 million endowment. Brent holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and Music from Dordt College and a Master of Arts in Musicology from the University of Minnesota.
Todd Derrick, Vice President, Client Advisory Services
TDERRICK@THEFULLERFOUNDATION.ORG | 626.792.3232, x114
Todd has over twenty years of investment management, charitable giving, and finance experience serving individual and institutional investors. As vice president of client advisory services at The Fuller Foundation and Fuller Investment Management Company, he oversees the investment management and charitable giving services for individuals, families, and Fuller Seminary. Since 1998, he has specialized in using advanced investment strategies to help clients reach their financial and philanthropic goals. Prior to joining the foundation, Todd spent seven years in public accounting, specializing in complex tax matters relating to individuals, partnerships, charitable trusts, and estates. He worked in commercial real estate investment sales and leasing for five years with an international commercial real estate brokerage firm. Todd holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Westmont College. He holds a Series 65 securities license.
Brian Rietze, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
BRIETZE@THEFULLERFOUNDATION.ORG | 626.792.3232
Brian is the Chief Financial Officer of The Fuller Foundation and Fuller Investment Management Company. He worked in public accounting at a Pasadena-based firm before joining the foundation in 2012. Brian is responsible for the accounting, finance, audit, and tax functions of the organization. He also oversees administration of the investment funds and various endowments/scholarships benefiting Fuller Seminary as well as the brokerage accounts, charitable trusts, and donor-advised funds set up for friends of Fuller. Brian is an active member of his church and serves as chairman of the board for a local nonprofit organization. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Emily Sexton, SHRM-CP, Director of HR and Operations Management
ESEXTON@THEFULLERFOUNDATION.ORG | 626.792.3232, x111
Emily joined The Fuller Foundation in 2012 and currently directs the functions of human resources and office management administration. Prior to joining the Foundation, she held roles in university administration at Oral Roberts University and enjoyed more than twenty years in private business ownership in the residential real estate and cemetery industries. She attended Christopher Newport University in Virginia, studying political science and urban planning, and later studied interior design while living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is an active member of the Professionals in Human Resources Association and a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional.
Dasha Thomas, CSPG, Senior Director of Gift Planning
DTHOMAS@THEFULLERFOUNDATION.ORG | 626.792.3232
Dasha has nearly two decades of experience spanning the financial services and nonprofit sectors. As director of Gift Planning, she oversees all aspects of legacy giving. Prior to joining The Fuller Foundation, Dasha led comprehensive legacy programs for some of Los Angeles' largest public media and arts institutions including Southern California Public Radio and The Music Center. She also provided planned giving support to The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. Dasha holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Russian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a certified planned giving specialist.
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To learn how you can make a legacy gift to Fuller, please contact Fuller’s Gift Planning team at 626.792.3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.