There is not a more perfect way to wrap up our celebration of Women’s History Month than by featuring our dedicated President and CEO, Lisa Gurwitch. Lisa has an innate passion for addressing the unmet needs of communities impacted by natural disasters and poverty. A critical force in ensuring that children and families are provided with essentials and a sense of dignity and confidence, Lisa’s dedication ton philanthropy is unmatched.
When asked about the women who have shaped her life, she responds, “Naturally, my mother, sister, grandmothers, cousins and daughter-in-law come to mind. In addition, I’ve been fortunate to help lead mission-driven organizations with strong women board members, chairs, and team members including at Delivering Good, where women make up the majority of the leadership team. I am inspired every day by the women I meet who are overcoming challenging circumstances, whether because of poverty, health issues, unemployment, homelessness or natural disasters, and the staff of the community partners, often women, who serve them. In addition, Elanor Roosevelt’s admonition to “do things you think you cannot do” is always on my mind.”
Lisa brought her insightful knowledge of nonprofit operations to Delivering Good in 2015. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement/External Relations for World Learning and enjoyed an 18-year tenure at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in San Francisco. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Gurwitch practiced law in San Francisco and Chicago, where she specialized in commercial real estate and financial transactions.
Gurwitch also serves on the board of HI USA. We thank Lisa for always being proactive when it comes to helping those in need and being an exemplary role model every single day.