Executive Director Jeremy Madsen discusses how the Greenbelt Alliance encourages responsible development through a mix of education and activism, and through partnerships with business, nonprofit and government leaders.Jeremy Madsen joined Greenbelt Alliance from The San Francisco Foundation, where he helped to launch the Great Communities Collaborative and supported social equity, affordable housing, and smart growth efforts around the Bay Area. He previously held positions as a community organizer and lobbyist on fair trade issues and urban quality of life issues, serving as Field Director for Washington state’s Transportation Choices Coalition and the Washington, DC-based Citizens Trade Campaign.Founded in 1958 as Citizens for Regional Recreation and Parks (CRRP), the Greenbelt Alliance works in partnership with local municipalities, communities and businesses, and has secured protection of more than 1.1 million acres of open space, establish urban growth boundaries around 26 cities and five counties, and endorsed the creation of 60,000 homes within existing urban areas.
Martha Ryan, Founder & Executive Director of the Homeless Prenatal Program, shares the incredible genesis of the program that was born from her observation of a population of pregnant, homeless women and families in need of resources for a better future.
Greg Sroda, Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, discusses the incredible impact of one of the world’s largest foundations dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS, and shares the history of his 20+ years of experience in fighting for the cause.
Tara Chklovski, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Iridescent, discusses the organization’s mission to inspire and serve underprivileged girls, children and families and to deliver STEM education through its two programs.
Executive Director Glenn McCoy discusses the artistic vision and professional leadership that has evolved the ballet into a world-renowned institution through excellence in programming, fundraising and administration.
Juliana Schirmer, Development Director of the Regional Parks Foundation, discusses the importance of maintaining lands and cultivating outreach programs in order to bring the East Bay parks to the public.
Kirsten Komoroske, Executive Director of the Walt Disney Family Museum located in San Francisco, explains the museum’s unique approach in telling the back-story of Walt Disney, whose unwavering dedication to preserving his vision of an animated world ultimately defined his legacy.
Deborah Cullinan, Chief Executive Officer of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, discusses the role of arts center in bringing together diverse communities and in grappling with the complex, important issues of our time.
CEO Neil Giuliano recounts how the Foundation’s efforts to eradicate the disease since its discovery have positioned the organization as a leader in the struggle against the pandemic’s current trajectory.