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The Foundation

In 2015, a group of people from the neighborhood, none of whom had had any formal ties to Mission High School, created the Mission High Foundation out of a desire to give back to the community starting with Mission High.  We started with two basic premises in mind:

  1. Every Student should have access to a great education regardless of income, ethnicity, religion, sexual and gender identity or where their families come from.
  2. All of Us in the community can help make the dream of a great education for all students a reality.

Mission Statement

Guaranteeing success for all Mission High School students by leveraging public and private partnerships in our community.

Board of Directors

Zac Fisher

Zac Fisher

Board Chair and founding member. He brings 25 years experience consulting for major companies and currently specializes in the education, tech and healthy food spaces. A graduate of the University of Maryland and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, he lives in the neighborhood.
Isa Oliveres

Isa Oliveres

Vice Chair member since 2015. Originally from Mexico City, Isa is an executive with Dropbox. A graduate from from the University of Pennsylvania, she engages other young professionals to support this amazing community. A voracious reader and jigsaw puzzle solver, Isa also enjoys cooking, practicing her nascent ceramics skills, and exploring the Inner Sunset with her husband.
Jodi

Jodi

Jodi joined the Mission High Foundation in 2016. Jodi holds a degree in from UC Santa Barbara. Both her children attended public schools and her son, Liam graduated from Mission High before heading to UC Santa Cruz. As a parent, Jodi experienced this school as a community that honored inclusivity and encouraged creative and independent thinking. Jodi is currently with Kaiser Permamente. In her spare time Jodi balances running road and trail races with chilling in her hammock in the backyard.
Stephen Lambright

Stephen Lambright

Stephen Lambright brings to the foundation over 20 years’ experience in a range of executive positions as CEO and in marketing, strategy, product management, and business development at some of the world’s most innovative technology, transportation, and entertainment companies. He is currently the Vice President of Marketing for AEye a leader in robotic perception technologies for the self-driving automobile industry. A long term resident of the Mission district, he lives with his wife and college student daughter.
Kathy Sabatino

Kathy Sabatino

Kathy Sabatino joined the MHF in 2018. Her background is in Computer Engineering, she studied Mathematics at UC Santa Barbara. Kathy was a member of the Mission PTSA board for 6 years while her children attended Mission High. She has volunteered in various Math classrooms at Mission for the past 2 years and is glad to be able to help Mission High in any way she can.
Judy Grossman

Judy Grossman

Judy Grossman is super Groovy.  We are lucky to have her on the board.
Bevan Dufty

Bevan Dufty

Bevan Dufty’s brings over 35 years of experience as a public servant, community advocate and  politician. In 1993 he began his SF City Hall career, including Director of Neighborhood Services for Mayor Willie Brown, and his election to the Board of Supervisors for two terms (2002-2011) representing District 8.
 
From 2012-2015, Bevan served as Director of HOPE for the City where he established the new Navigation Center model for assisting the homeless including 500 veterans. In 2016, Bevan was elected to the BART Board of Directors where he represents the 9th District, which includes portions of San Francisco Bevan was born in New York City. His dad was a journalist and biographer of Billie Holiday. His Mother managed Jazz musicians and was a civil rights activist, Bevan lives with his partner Corey Lambert and along with co-parent is Rebecca Goldfader, NP is the father of their son, Sid. 
Daniel Yan

Daniel Yan

Daniel Yan provides authentic perspective as the Mission High Foundation’s first alumni board director. Dan graduated from Mission High School in 2014 after arriving in the US from China just a few years previously. At Mission High, he was active on the soccer and baseball teams and guitar club. After graduation, Dan was admitted to the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in 2018 with a degree in Finance (with Honors). Dan currently works in sports management while carving out enough time for his twin passions of film and Bay Area sports.
Eric Guthertz

Eric Guthertz

A Bay Area native, Eric Guthertz is the Mission High School Principal. He began teaching English at Mission High School over 20 years ago and has served as the English Department Chair and Assistant Principal. Guthertz earned his Bachelor Degree in English Literature and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of California at Los Angeles. He’s a graduate of the Stanford Principal’s Fellowship Program and received the 2013 Dream Catcher Award for his support of arts education. In 2014, Eric received Mayor Lee’s SF Principal of the Year award. In 2016, he received the Aim High Educator of the Year Award and was featured in the national book, “Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried To Fail It, And The Students And Teachers Who Made It Triumph.” Eric also sits on the board of the non-profit Enterprise for Youth.

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