Brenda Goldsmith is the Executive Director of El Rio Foundation, which was started in 2001 to raise philanthropic support for El Rio Community Health Center. She was the 2005 President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Prior to joining El Rio in 2004, she worked as the Development Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson (BGCT). She has spent 22 years in the Tucson non-profit sector. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1986.