Don Howard

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Don Howard is President and Chief Executive Officer of The James Irvine Foundation, leading the foundation to focus on a singular goal: ensuring all low-income workers in California have the power to advance economically. Don was previously Irvine’s Executive Vice President, directing grantmaking activities.

Previously, Don was a partner at The Bridgespan Group, leading their San Francisco office and advising nonprofit leaders. He also helped corporate leaders with strategy and organizational effectiveness as a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton and as a Managing Director at the Scient Corporation.

As a volunteer, Don has been an activist around HIV and health issues, and he held a USAID posting to advise private enterprises in Central Europe. He has written, spoken, and taught classes on philanthropic strategy, nonprofit management, and social entrepreneurship.

Don earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

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