Board Biography: Pam David

Pam David

Pam David
Executive Director, Walter and Elise Haas Fund
San Francisco, CA

Pam David is a long-time activist and educator. She has worked on a wide range of progressive issues, from reproductive rights to racial and economic justice.

Active in the LGBTQ movement since the mid-1970s, Pam was the national Outreach Coordinator for the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, the co-chair of Lesbians/Gays for Jackson during the 1988 presidential campaign, and a member of the 1989 San Francisco task force that developed the City’s groundbreaking domestic partnership ordinance. Pam spent 12 years in local government working for three San Francisco mayors, primarily in the area of community development.

Since 2002, Pam has served as the Executive Director of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, a private foundation. Both in government and at the foundation, Pam has played an instrumental role in creating resources for community-based economic development in low income neighborhoods, building meaningful partnerships between philanthropy and government, and addressing critical nonprofit capacity and sustainability issues.

In addition to the Task Force board, Pam serves on the board of the Campaign for College Opportunity and the steering committee of HOPE SF, a public-private partnership rebuilding public housing communities. She also serves on a number of advisory boards of other LGBTQ and women’s organizations. She lives in San Francisco with her spouse of 27+ years.


Last Updated: 5-14-13

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