Carole Bradford

California Community Foundation

Carol Bradford serves in multiple capacities at CCF. She is senior counsel on charitable gifting and grantmaking issues, develops and advances relationships with professional advisors and other wealth managers and facilitates the acceptance of complex charitable gifts by the Foundation.

Before her move to the nonprofit sector in 2001, Bradford practiced law in Los Angeles with an emphasis in banking, employment and qualified benefit plan litigation. Bradford is active in the legal profession as a member of the Business Law Section of the State Bar, where she serves as the Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Standing Committee. She is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where she has recently joined the Executive Committee of the Corporate Law Department section and is the past chair of the Tax Exempt Organizations section. Bradford is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Woodland Hills Tax & Estate Planning Council. She is a frequent speaker on legal and tax issues surrounding complex charitable gifting and grantmaking as well as on the business of community foundations.

In October 2013, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Carol with the award for Outstanding Corporate Counsel, Nonprofit Organizations. Please click here to read more. In 2014, Broads Circle recognized her as a “Top Woman of Influence in Los Angeles” as a general counsel.

Bradford earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton and her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. A professional singer, she is a voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy®).