Vice President of Community Alliances
Mary handles strategic planning and business development, working closely with families to guide their foundations, from honing the vision of new philanthropists to helping them navigate generational transitions. She has been with PFS since 1998 and particularly enjoys working with foundation board members and representing PFS in the community.
Having spent much of her life in the nonprofit world, Mary is able to articulate for foundation leaders the challenges nonprofits face, particularly in fundraising. Early in her career she was the first development associate for the San Francisco Education Fund, helping to connect the private sector to the public school system. She also worked as an educational fundraising consultant and has served as board president for Randall Museum Friends and Katherine Delmar Burke School.
Since 2004, Mary has volunteered with At the Crossroads, which helps homeless youth in San Francisco; she has served on the board and now assists with fundraising as a member of the advisory board.
Mary received her BA in English from Princeton University and remains an avid reader of contemporary fiction. A native San Franciscan, she adores dogs and is bewitched by her young granddaughter.