Adam Hirschfelder, Senior Program Officer
Adam Hirschfelder's Koret portfolio includes major civic and cultural arts organizations, and general community programs.
He has been deeply engaged in improving civic life in metropolitan areas for nearly 20 years. With experience in the nonprofit, government, and philanthropic sectors, he is deeply committed to harnessing market forces for public good, expanding the role of cultural institutions in civic life and economic development, and increasing the involvement of young professionals in civic affairs.
Prior to joining Koret in 2006, Adam launched and directed the Public Health Institute's Rx: Volunteer project, one of the country's first efforts to promote volunteerism and civic engagement among older adults and retiring baby-boomers in health-care settings. His research is featured in the book, Altruism and Health, (Oxford University Press, 2007). Previously, he was Associate Director, Public Affairs, at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the parent agency of the AmeriCorps program and other National Service initiatives.
Before serving in the federal government, Adam held business development positions at Sylvan Learning Systems and Scholastic Inc. At Scholastic, he also directed the company's strategic philanthropy portfolio. He graduated with departmental honors from Northwestern University and received his M.A. in Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Adam is active in a range of Jewish activities in the San Francisco Bay Area. He completed the American Jewish Committee's Young Leadership Institute, participated in American Jewish World Service delegations from the Bay Area to Africa and South America, and is a member of the San Francisco Jewish Community Endowment Fund's Young Funders' Forum. He currently serves on the Board of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and is also a member of the Full Circle Fund, an alliance of emerging Bay Area business and community leaders who address public problems through engaged philanthropy.