Vice President of Community Alliances
Mary joined PFS in 1998. As Vice-President of the company, she is involved with strategic planning and business development. As a senior staff member, she supervises multiple teams, directing both program and administrative work as well as conducting research and carrying out field work. Mary works closely with families to provide guidance on a spectrum of topics, from honing the vision of a new foundation to helping families navigate intergenerational transitions.
Prior to PFS, Mary helped connect the private sector to the public school system at the San Francisco Education Fund, served as President of the Board of Directors for Katherine Delmar Burke School and the Randall Museum Friends, and worked as a fundraising consultant with a focus in the field of education. With a passion for community building, she has served on the board and actively volunteered for over 12 years with At The Crossroads, a nonprofit organization providing outreach and support services to homeless youth in San Francisco. Mary grew up in San Francisco and received her BA in English from Princeton University. She likes dogs, contemporary fiction, and is bewitched by her young granddaughter.