Delfin Vigil

Director of Communications & Marketing
San Francisco, CA

As Director of Communications & Marketing, Delfin brings ten years of experience in community engagement and impactful storytelling for nonprofits through emerging and traditional media including print, online, broadcast and live environment.

Much of his career was spent as a breaking news and in-depth features reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, where he covered issues ranging from immigrant rights to independent music and film. Delfin is the author of two books – "NIKKO: Concrete Commando" (Rumpus, 2010) a collaboration with artist Paul Madonna that follows the true story of an elusive sidewalk graffiti artist from the 1960s. His debut novel "Death of a Newspaperman" (Rare Bird Books, 2015), has been hailed as a humorous and brutally honest portrayal of a city newsroom.

Prior to joining Ploughshares Fund in 2018, Delfin served in leadership roles at Project Open Hand, the Petaluma Arts Center and Legal Aid of Marin. Delfin is a third generation native San Franciscan and graduate of San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.