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Margita Blattner

Margita Blattner

Senior Director of Philanthropic Strategy

Margita Blattner is a forward-thinking, strategic leader with over 20 years of experience developing innovative business plans, models, and operational capabilities to help organizations achieve their growth objectives. Margita is a proven visionary with the ability to motivate staff and drive organizational change. Her roles have spanned business development, business and product management, and management consulting across the higher education, retail, and the nonprofit sectors.

In her current role as Sr. Director of Philanthropic Strategy, Margita builds awareness of OCCF’s charitable services with individuals, families, corporations, nonprofits, and the professional advisor community in Orange County. She leads a development team who advise donors on their charitable and planned giving options, accept complex appreciated illiquid assets, and establish charitable funds for long-term strategic giving.  Margita’s favorite part of her role is matching donor passions to solutions in the community through OCCF’s services.

Margita earned an MBA in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts.  She is a certified Foresight Specialist from the Institute for the Future and a certified Lean Six Sigma White Belt.

Margita grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and now lives in Dana Point, California with her husband and two dogs. When not working she can be found outrigger canoeing on the southern California coastline, swimming, biking, gardening, and exploring new cultures and cuisine when traveling. Margita is fluent in Greek and French.