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It is with great excitement that we announce that the Board of Directors of the East Bay Community Foundation has appointed equity and justice strategist Brandi Howard as our new president and CEO. Brandi will join EBCF on November 14, 2022.

Brandi joins EBCF from San Francisco Foundation, where she has held positions of progressive and expanding responsibility, including chief of staff and interim vice president of programs, over the past five years. Brandi brings a wealth of experience in community-engaged change-making, building strong culture, and leading strategic planning and implementation within multiple sectors. 

In short, Brandi is all the things we value at EBCF:

  • Deeply rooted in the East Bay community
  • Expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Strategic and visionary leadership
  • A philanthropic collaborator
  • Forward-thinking and creative 
  • Bold and accountable business acumen
(Photo: Rhett Jones)

We are grateful that Brandi has chosen to bring her skills and experience to join the board and staff at EBCF in advancing A Just East Bay together. Thank you for your continued partnership in this effort!

To learn more, read the full announcement of Brandi’s appointment.

Onward and upward,

Mark Friedman
Board Chair

Pamela Calloway, Esq.
Interim President & CEO

P.S. Please join us for a virtual welcome event on Thursday, December 8, noon – 1 p.m. (Pacific). Register now.

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