As the inaugural Executive Director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS), Kim Meredith has been responsible for strong financial performance and organizational growth including scaling the Stanford PACS budget eight times in five years. Ms. Meredith joined in July 2009, and then one year later led the team to acquire the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), and in March 2012 opened the Stanford PACS office in Beijing at the Stanford Center at Peking University. Ms. Meredith brings dynamic and innovative leadership to implement the mission of Stanford PACS and SSIR.
Ms. Meredith engages scholars, students, practitioners and leaders in interdisciplinary research to explore ideas for social change. She serves a unique role by bridging research to practice, successfully informing philanthropy, nonprofit practice, policy and social innovation.
Prior to joining Stanford PACS, Ms. Meredith served as the Chief Development Officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York City. Before joining PPFA, she served for nine years as the Chief Operating Officer at Planned Parenthood in San Francisco. Ms. Meredith launched her business career in corporate America at AT&T for 10 years.
Ms. Meredith currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Family Health Council, awarding grants of $20 million annually for reproductive health; the George Lucas Education Foundation - Edutopia, the leading voice illuminating and showcasing what works in education; and the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2), where she serves as board liaison to grantee Asylum Access working on global refugee rights. Ms. Meredith graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics. In 2005, she received a fellowship to the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders.