Jim Pitofsky

Chief Strategy Officer, Arizona Community Foundation

Jim Pitofsky

Jim Pitofsky serves as the Arizona Community Foundation’s Chief Strategy Officer, overseeing the $500M foundation’s strategic planning and execution, public policy, education, and strategic alliances, as well as ACF’s Center for Business Philanthropy. Jim was actively engaged on committees of Governor Napolitano’s P-20 Council, and then provided input and policy recommendations to Governor Brewer’s Education Transition team.  He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Rodel Foundation and Stand for Children, and on the Board of Directors for the Discovery Triangle. Just prior, Jim was the Executive Director of Hands on Bay Area and was the Deputy Director of the National Youth Leadership Council, one of the leading service-learning organizations in the U.S. and the world. Jim founded and directed IDEALS, an organization that worked internationally to create school/community and business/education partnerships. In addition, during that time, Jim also led national policy efforts to advance service-learning through the National and Community Service Coalition. Following his service-learning work, Jim served as the VP and then acting President of the Echoing Green Foundation, where he initiated and managed strategic entrepreneurial alliances. After Echoing Green, Jim founded and served as the CEO of Sea Change until its merger that formed the Social Enterprise Alliance, where he served as a Partner. Jim is a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law Center. 

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