The Spinsters of San Francisco (SOSF) is a social and philanthropic organization of young professional unmarried women unique to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since 1929, SOSF has created a strong network of women who make a positive impact in the community through volunteering and fundraising events.
August 2018 to present
- 2022-2023 Communications Director: In my second year on the Board of Directors, I lead internal and external communications for the organization.
- 2021-2022 Membership Recruitment Director: I helped lead the first primarily in-person recruitment cycle and strategy since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with a wide range of events thanks to our Membership Selection Committee, Volunteer Outreach Committee, Professional Development Committee, and partners. As a member of the Board of Directors, I helped direct Spinsters initiatives and year-long programming.
- 2020-2021 Membership Selection Committee Co-Chair: Along with another Co-Chair and our Recruitment Director, I helped oversee the recruitment and application process and the Membership Selection Committee consisted of 5+ members. I also helped plan our recruitment events and promoted Spinsters in a positive way to help bring in and retain Prospective New Members.
- 2019-2020 Membership Selection Committee Member: I helped coordinate in-person (pre-COVID) and virtual recruitment events for Prospective New Members and active members and took part in the overall recruitment and selection process.
- 2019-2020 Fleet or Flight Co-Chair: I helped plan our annual Fleet Week fundraiser for our 2019-2020 nonprofit partner La Cocina, marketing the event, obtaining sponsorships, and organizing day-of logistics. The event raised over $5000 for La Cocina.
- 2018-2019 Volunteer Outreach Committee Member: I helped coordinate volunteer events for active members.
St. Anthony’s is a privately funded non-profit organization in the heart of the Tenderloin that has been providing essential support to San Franciscans living in poverty for 70 years. With the help of its donors and volunteers, St. Anthony’s provides services through its dining room, free clothing program, medical clinic, addiction recovery program, and more.
The St. Anthony’s Young Professionals Council (SAYPC) is a self-governing council of passionate and action-oriented 20- and 30-year olds that serves to extend the reach and capacity of St. Anthony’s. Since its inception in March 2015, SAYPC has created and helped execute numerous initiatives and programs, such as educational and fundraiser events, volunteer programs, corporate partnerships, and strategic initiatives leveraging the voice and perspectives of a new generation to change the conversation around poverty and homelessness.
October 2021 to present
- I lead the creation and production of the Ambassadors Newsletter, a seasonal publication engaging young professionals about the work at St. Anthony’s and broader Tenderloin community.
- I’m part of the Events working group, helping plan St. Anthony’s volunteer and social events for the young professionals community in the Bay Area.
Spark’s mission was to advance gender equality by engaging the next generation in accessible forms of philanthropy. We did this primarily through our participatory grantmaking model.
January 2018 to September 2019
- 2018-2019 Spark Champion: I participated in a seasonal program to learn more about fundraising and pledged to raise $1000 for Spark. I accomplished this through organizing a dance class fundraiser and selling tickets for the 2018 Black and Pink Ball.
- 2018 Cocktails for a Cause (SF) Host: I raised $350 to host Spark’s spring event.
- Grantee Advocate: I presented on Fearless Collective at an Investment Committee meeting, which the committee voted on to receive a Spark grant.