Foundation Staff

Markham Miller

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Markham has spent over 35 years working in development with over 19 years working for Dignity Health. Locally he worked for both Seton Health Services Foundation and Saint Francis Foundation. Markham is responsible for planning and administering a comprehensive and balanced fundraising program in support of the foundation’s goals.

Markham is an avid runner and has completed 34 marathons. He is a member of the USA Track, Field Pacific Association, and the Excelsior Running Club. He has performed in numerous regional theatrical productions and studied at the American Conservatory Theatre. Markham serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Playwrights Foundation. 


Brent Kimmi

Manager of Philanthropy, Annual Gifts

Brent has worked in development for 10 years and comes to us from TheatreWorks Silicon Valley where he served as the Associate Director of Development. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Brent worked for the Kansas City Ballet, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Kansas City Fringe Festival.

Brent is an avid sports fan and likes playing ultimate frisbee, soccer, and running. His favorite teams are the Golden State Warriors and the Kansas Jayhawks. Brent served on several boards and committees in Kansas City including Nonprofit Connext Board, GUILD It Board, Kansas City Chamber committees, and Top Gun young professional network. 


Ashley MurchAshley Murch
Administrative Assistant

Ashley comes from a background of Visual and Performing Arts. She has continuously volunteered in organizations throughout the Central Valley is support of fundraising for the arts and has held several administrative positions.

Ashleyis an advocate for the arts and animal welfare. She is an avid painter, crafter, and cat sitter.