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.
David H. Stull, President of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, discusses how the conservatory’s learning model trains students to approach the professional world with an achievement-based mindset.
Jay Xu, Director & CEO of the Asian Art Museum, discusses the influence of Asian art and culture across the globe, and the unique dialogues between works of art across time that help us to better understand our world.
Melissa Smith, Conservatory Director and Head of Acting of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), discusses the importance for actors in training to interact with communities to develop empathy and a greater capacity to appreciate humanity.
Melissa Smith, Conservatory Director and Head of Acting of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), discusses how the institution nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community.
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.
Ben Paul, President and CEO of After School All-Stars, discusses the importance of providing children with comprehensive after school programs in order to improve their educational experience and sense of self.
Tess Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer of New Door Ventures, discusses the challenges faced by disconnected youth and the life skills they need to learn in order to become successful contributors to their communities.
Susan Medak, Managing Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, discusses the diverse, passionate team of artists, staff and board members that has shaped the 48-year-old theatre into the successful organization that it is today.