Ferdie Ostrow

The Foundation’s contribution to the broader community is incredibly rewarding to me. Our goal is to make the Foundation’s support of its grantees as efficient as possible, whether a particular grant promotes education, the arts, or provides something more basic to ensure personal human dignity.

Ferdie Ostrow

Accounting Manager

Ferdie joined the Koret Foundation in 2008. Originally hired as an investment accountant, Ferdie gradually assumed additional responsibilities. Currently, as Accounting Manager, he supports the director of finance by overseeing the day-to-day finance and operations of the Foundation. He also assists with audits, taxes, and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Koret, Ferdie was a staff accountant for three years at the James Irvine Foundation, and served on the accounting team at several healthcare nonprofits.

Ferdie was born in the Philippines and grew up in Hawaii. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he moved to Northern California. Ferdie is currently sitting for the CPA exams.

Ferdie and his husband have two daughters, both now in college. Ferdie is another Koret staff member for whom running is a major pastime. He has completed 13 marathons, including Boston, New York, and Chicago. New York City is his favorite travel destination, for theatre, museums, concerts, restaurants, and the sheer energy.