Pamela H. David

Pam David is a seasoned cross-sector leader with deep roots in the fields of community development and philanthropy. She has served as the Fund’s Executive Director since 2002, working to effectively address the region’s growing levels of inequity. She previously headed the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Community Development and served as chief of staff of the city’s Human Services Agency. Pam also coordinated national outreach for the 1987 March on Washington and advised Reverend Jesse Jackson during his 1988 presidential campaign.

Pam serves on the Executive Council of HOPE SF and is on the board of the Campaign for College Opportunity. She is a Social Impact Fellow at UC’s Haas School of Business’s Center for Social Sector Leadership and is on the advisory boards of the Alliance for Girls, the Horizon Foundation, Northern California Enterprise Community, Openhouse, and GoodMojo. She is the former board chair of the National LGBTQ Task Force, Northern California Grantmakers, and Frameline.

Pam holds degrees from Pitzer College and Stanford University’s School of Education. Her numerous awards include the SPUR Public Managerial award, Bank of American’s Local Hero award, and Enterprise’s Philanthropic Leadership award. She is passionate about social justice and committed to improving the effectiveness of public-private partnerships for social change. When not working, Pam can usually be found on a tennis court or in her favorite Parisian café.

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