Where’s Bill and James? Giving Out-of-the-Box Advice to the San Bruno Community Foundation’s New ED

by: James Higa, Executive Director

Bill and I met with Leslie Katayama, a former colleague from the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, where Bill and I have both sat on the board.  She wanted to pick our brains given our vast experience in grassroots and outside-the-box thinking.

Bill & Leslie Hatayama

She is the new executive director of the San Bruno Community Foundation, the nonprofit created by the city of San Bruno to administer the $70 million in restitution funds received from PG&E after the tragic 2010 gas pipeline explosion.  She has an unusual but exciting challenge to figure out how to utilize the $70 million to benefit the entire community for the long term.

San Bruno Commuinity Foundation

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