Nerissa Thomas joined the Foundation in October 2003 and currently serves as Director of Institutional Engagement. As a member of the Foundation’s management team, Nerissa focuses on the cultivation and participation of leading institutions via program marketing, communications, event planning oversight, and social marketing outreach.
Prior to this role, Nerissa served as Toigo’s Manager of Donor Relations and Special Events, including marketing, sales and planning for the Foundation’s annual Gala and other fundraising events. She works closely with the Foundation’s President, Board of Directors and the other members of the Toigo team to create, launch and manage institutional programs.
Before joining Toigo, Nerissa worked as an administrator and school district liaison at a nonpublic school in San Francisco focused on providing special education to emotionally disturbed children. She was previously the Development and Marketing Coordinator for the UCLA Alumni Association and a property manager for Spieker Properties, a large Bay Area-based real estate investment trust (REIT).
Nerissa is the proud mother of two.