Teri Gardiner, Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Teri Gardiner

Communications Officer, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Teri is the Communications Officer at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and works collaboratively with program staff to develop communication strategies, manage public relations activities and events, and plan and implement social media campaigns. Teri has extensive experience in nonprofit communications and graphic design.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Teri served as a Communications Director for the Richmond Art Center and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and worked as a graphic designer in a variety of studios. In these positions, she led branding efforts to help organizations better position themselves, directed public relations initiatives, managed content development and supported fundraising efforts. Teri is also a co-founder of Ramon’s Tailor, an alternative arts space in the San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

Teri has a BA in Graphic Design from the California College of Arts & Crafts and a BA in Journalism and Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.


Effective Family Philanthropy in Action

Six Insights On Embedding DEI In Communications

Posted on May 11, 2023 by Amanda Flores-Witte, Teri Gardiner, Megan De Trane

How can an equity or DEI statement be brought to life in funder practices? The Kenneth Rainin Foundation formed a working group to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in its communications and shares findings from the process. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation has been advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across our organization for the past few years. We’ve reported on… Read More