Eric Brown

Interim Vice President, Marketing & Communications at San Francisco Foundation

Eric Brown

Eric Brown

Interim Vice President, Marketing & Communications at San Francisco Foundation

Biography

Eric is the principal of Brownbridge Strategies, a strategy and communications consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations and charitable foundations. His clients include the Rockefeller Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, and the San Francisco Foundation. Previously, he was the communications director for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California. In Washington DC, he was press secretary and speechwriter for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez, a Member of Congress from New York City. His work has given him the opportunity to help nonprofit organizations in China, India, Africa, and Europe. As an actor in New York and Los Angeles, his credits include the Broadway production and national tour of On Golden Pond, the national tour of Pippin, a series regular gig on NBC’s Mama’s Family, and the lead in the feature film Private Lessons. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Liberal Arts from Stanford University.

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Co-Founder at The Cutting Ball Theater

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Artistic Director at Alley Theatre

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Executive Director of Tempest Advisors at Sea Change Foundation

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General Manager at The Cutting Ball Theater

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Former Professional at Utah Shakespeare Festival

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Finance Manager at Spott, Lucey & Wall, Inc.

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Senior Manager, Customer Success at Salesforceorg

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Litigation Counsel at LendingClub Corp.

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Eric Brown
Interim Vice President, Marketing & Communications at San Francisco Foundation
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Master of Liberal Arts

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

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The San Francisco Foundation addresses community needs by supporting ideas and strengthening existing nonprofit organizations that lack sufficient resources or infrastructure. As a regional community foundation serving San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo Counties, it focus on the areas of arts and culture, community development, community health, education, and the environment. The company was founded in 1948 by Daniel Koshland and headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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The Hewlett Foundation's investment objective is to maintain or grow their asset size and spending power in inflation-adjusted terms with risk at a level appropriate to their program objectives. They diversify their investments among various financial instruments and asset categories and use multiple investment strategies. As a general practice, except for their holdings in Hewlett-Packard and Agilent stock, all financial assets of the foundation are managed by external investment management firms. Some assets are invested with limited partnerships that invest in the securities of companies that may not be immediately liquid, such as venture capital and buyout firms, and in real estate equity limited partnerships that have investments in various types of properties.

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