About the Author

Patricia Marino is a philanthropic consultant who brings more than 30 years of knowledge and experience in grantmaking and development to help funders and nonprofits achieve their charitable and organizational goals.

 Pat worked for three Fortune 500 corporations during her career. She was president of The Clorox Company Foundation and co-chaired the East Bay Funders, a collaboration of 16 Bay Area foundations focused on neighborhood revitalization in Oakland and Richmond, California. She completed a $10.5 million capital campaign for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro, California.

Earlier in her career, a passion for history led Pat to become a high school history teacher in Chicago and San Francisco. That experience has informed her philanthropical endeavors in working with communities of color, youth education, and development. Pat looks to history for guidance in understanding where we are as a global community, where we’re headed, and what can we do differently to enable the next generation to improve the planet for all living beings.

Pat continues her work in philanthropy, expanding the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro. She also provides advice and counsel to other nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She received a bachelor’s in history from Loyola University Chicago, a master’s in history from the University of Illinois, and K–12 and community college teacher credentials in California.

Pat loves to hike in the East Bay Regional Parks and enjoys traveling to the many places in California that make up its incredible natural and human diversity.

Patricia Marino