J Mullineaux is the Vice President for Philanthropic Planning at the Community Foundation Sonoma County and has been a philanthropic leader with over 30 years of fundraising, gift planning and charitable advising experience.  J has a deep knowledge of the local nonprofit community and helps donors find, evaluate and connect to the causes that matter to them. For clients interested in exploring ways to engage their children or other family members in charitable giving, J helps them discover how philanthropy can be used to pass down family values and capture and record a family’s legacy.  J is a resource to financial and estate planning professionals who have clients with charitable intent, but with limited knowledge of philanthropy and the local community. His philanthropic expertise is often valued by professional advisors who wish to offer a full array of financial and philanthropic services to their clients. Prior to moving to Sonoma County in 2008, J held senior level advancement positions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Asian Art Museum, and San Francisco Ballet.  He received his BA from the University of Washington and MA from Columbia University.



Community Foundation Spark Session: Giving Circles as a Philanthropic Service

Posted on February 22, 2018 by J Mullineaux, Jason Franklin, Jessica Bearman, Treat Harvey, Tony Macklin

The number of giving circles in the U.S. has tripled to almost 1,110 from 2007. They are an increasingly popular means for people with a shared identity and a shared geography to become involved, educated, and connected. Community foundations, including at least a third of NCFP’s community foundation subscribers, are still the most common fiscal hosts for giving circles. In… Read More