SFFCM Welcomes New Board President



Nancy B. Ranney

SFFCM Board President (Board member since September 2011)





San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music is pleased to announce the appointment of its new board president, Nancy B. Ranney. Nancy learned about SFFCM through SFFCM’s Secretary, Mary Wildavsky, and joined the board in September 2011. As an avid music lover, especially of chamber music, the opportunity to become involved with SFFCM was very appealing. “My association with Friends of Chamber Music has afforded me firsthand access into a world that I love -- the world of music and musicians. It's a privilege to play a direct role in realizing SFFCM's mission: supporting the careers of Bay Area chamber music artists and introducing new audiences to the delights of this intimate musical genre.”


SFFCM would like to thank Katherine Bukstein for her twelve years of service as a board member, seven of those years as Board President. Under Katherine, the organization grew immensely, both financially and artistically, and we are thrilled that she is remaining on our board and in the SFFCM family.


Nancy holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Catholic University. Professionally, Nancy has worked in law in Washington D.C. and San Francisco, as an Associate at Tucker, Flyer, Sanger & Lewis in Washington, DC; Senior Trial Attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC; an Associate at Rubin, Eagan & Feder in San Francisco, and finally as a partner for Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft, LLP. Nancy retired in 2001 and resides in Berkeley.


Nancy’s recent volunteer work includes her work with the Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Organization since 2010 and she has been a board member for the Crisis Support Services of Alameda County since 1999 and acted as its Board president from 2007 to 2010.


In the upcoming year, with the assistance of our newly retained consultant, Nancy plans to increase the number of board members and to develop more individual donors. “I'm very much looking forward to seeing those efforts bring results.”





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