Executive Director, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
As the inaugural executive director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS), Kim Meredith has been responsible for strategic leadership, strong financial performance, and consistent organizational growth, including scaling the Stanford PACS budget ten times in five years through expansion of research and programmatic initiatives. Meredith joined in July 2009, one year later led the team to acquire Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), and thereafter opened Stanford PACS at the Stanford Center at Peking University. Meredith brings dynamic and innovative leadership to implement the mission of Stanford PACS and SSIR. Prior to joining Stanford PACS, Meredith served as the chief development officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in New York City. Before joining PPFA, she served for nine years as the chief operating officer at Planned Parenthood in San Francisco. Meredith launched her business career in corporate America at AT&T for 10 years. Meredith serves on the board of directors of the George Lucas Education Foundation, showcasing and illuminating what works in education; the California Family Health Council as vice chair, awarding grants for women’s reproductive health; and has just completed six years on the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) board. Meredith graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. In 2005, she received a fellowship to the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders.