Non-profiteer Mark Hernandez is committed to ensuring that the arts, in all of their wonderful variety, thrive. His primary areas of expertise are institutional gifts management, content creation, program and campaign planning, and grantmaking, with an emphasis on the unique conditions of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2015, he was appointed Campaign and Foundation Manager for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
From 2000 through 2014, Mark was a busy freelance. He managed discrete assignments; jumped in at the eleventh hour to complete or fix projects; and worked on an interim basis for weeks or months. His client listed included performing arts providers, academic institutions, service organizations, and museums.
Through his work with performing arts providers Mark came to the attention of the grantmaker community. He has been engaged by a number of agencies, including private foundations, to provide subjective analysis of artistic work, objective evaluation of institutional capacity, opinions on issues facing the field, and funding recommendations.
Mark is also a writer and opera singer.