Zach McRae believes all students have power and intellectual capability, no matter their race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, or place of origin. He is committed to making the Bay Area an inclusive and welcoming place where all students can make the most of their gifts and thrive. Prior to joining the Fund, Zach led multiple initiatives as a Program Associate at The San Francisco Foundation, including managing a $34-million community benefits agreement that supports the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. He also led a collective of nonprofit, affordable housing developers to pass anti-displacement policies in San Francisco and managed The San Francisco Foundation’s commitment to the Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative. Additionally, while a Program Associate, Zach spearheaded The San Francisco Foundation’s support of the movement to end those inequitable fines and fees that adversely affect low-income communities and communities of color.
Zach is a proud San Francisco native and a graduate of the San Francisco Unified School District. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Ohio State University and he’s a New Leaders Council Fellow, with their San Francisco chapter. He enjoys playing sports of all kinds, cheering on our local champions, spending time in the beauty of nature, and cooking for his friends and family. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to try his slow-smoked brisket and ribs.