Staff
Charles Ward

Chief Development Officer
Cabinet

About

As Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Chief Development Officer since 2005, Charles leads a team of seven fundraising professionals who are responsible for YBCA’s annual contributed revenue from individuals, foundations and corporations.

As Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Chief Development Officer since 2005, Charles leads a team of seven fundraising professionals who are responsible for YBCA’s annual contributed revenue from individuals, foundations and corporations. Before joining YBCA, he held several senior Development positions with Bay Area non-profits. Prior beginning his fundraising career, Charles worked in the private sector as a lawyer in the music industry and as a marketing and programming executive in the cable television business. He is an active member of the Bay Area community, having been appointed to several city commissions and has served on numerous non-profit boards. He and his wife live in San Francisco.