Faith Raiguel


Faith Raiguel

Faith Raiguel has recently retired as Chief Financial Officer of the Los Angeles Opera, a position she has held since 2008.  Until 2017, she taught “Finance and Accounting for Non-profit Arts Organizations” for nine years at The Drucker School of Claremont Graduate University as an adjunct professor.  She has also taught programs and workshops at UCLA’s Anderson School and USC’s Museum Studies program.  As a Trustee of the IATSE Local 33 Pension and Welfare Trust Funds, she served for three years on the board, resigning in 2018.

From 2008 to 2014, Faith served as Chair of the Board of Idyllwild Arts Foundation, a year-round arts academy and summer program with offerings in all the arts. One of her proudest acknowledgements is having a street named after her, “Faith’s Way,” on the Idyllwild campus when she stepped down as chair.  She is currently Chair of their Finance Committee.  She recently joined the board of the Silkroad Project, founded by Yoyo Ma, promoting international cooperation through music.  Faith has also served on the Audit Committee of Descanso Gardens in La Canada – Flintridge California.

Prior to the Opera, she was Chief Operating Officer of the Autry National Center.  Throughout her professional career, she has also been CFO for the Music Center of Los Angeles County and Center Theater Group, the Mark Taper Forum and the Ahmanson Theater. In life outside of non-profits, she was Vice President, Administration & Operations, Worldwide for Walt Disney Feature Animation from 1995-97, overseeing animation studios in Burbank, Orlando and Paris.  Early in her career, she was a partner with Lutz and Carr, CPAs, a New York based public accounting firm with a specialty in non-profit, arts clients.

Faith has an MBA from UCLA and a BA in American History and Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  She is a CPA, inactive status.

She and her husband are long time residents of Silver Lake in LA, and have three adult children.