Aden Bliss

Chief Financial Officer


Oversees operations and administrative functions, including finance and tax; grants and contracts; IT; facilities; HR; administration of the Foundation’s investment portfolio.

How to Contact Me:

e-mail: [email protected] phone: (541) 957-2564

Aden Bliss joined The Ford Family Foundation in 2015 from the Blue Shield of California Foundation where he was CFO. 

Aden is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s administrative operations, including accounting and finance; grants and contract management; human resources; information technology; and facilities. He is also responsible for monitoring and administering the Foundation’s investment portfolio.

He is a third-generation Oregonian, born and raised in Eugene, and a product of the public schools in District 4J. 

Prior to his work at the Blue Shield of California Foundation, Aden was the CFO at New Leaders, a national non-profit organization that trains school leaders. He also worked for eight years at WestEd, a non-profit education research and development organization.

Aden has a master of business administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree in management sciences and engineering from Stanford University.

Other languages: Spanish

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