Director of Development
Lupine Reppert has been working in the out-of-school time field for nearly twenty years. She started as a summer camp counselor at Tumbleweed Day Camp while in college – it seemed like a “fun and easy” summer gig. She quickly discovered that the work was not at all easy - and that she was hooked! As a young person, camp had been the only place where Lupine felt accepted for who she was and where she truly belonged – it was incredibly rewarding as an adult to create this same environment for youth and staff. Lupine went on to serve in many roles in a range of youth development organizations including LA’s BEST After School Enrichment and the American Camp Association.
Growing up in Wasco, a small town in California’s Central Valley, significantly shaped Lupine’s life and perspective. She holds a deep love and affinity for the small town experience – walking barefoot around town, seeing the entire community at Friday night football games and meeting up with friends in the almond fields. Lupine also walked away with a deep commitment to equity and to disrupting prejudice, because it had been so prevalent in her hometown.
Lupine got involved with fundraising when she took on the position of Vice President of Client Services for Arrowhead Management Company, a fundraising consulting firm. Now, as the Director of Development for CalSAC, she is enamored by fundraising and the power-building, community organizing approach taken by CalSAC. Lupine has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Music from UCLA and a Master of Public Administration from USC. In her free time, you'll find Lupine outdoors - running, hiking, camping and kayaking or indoors - swing dancing.