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Mission Statement

Supporting Mission High School students and educators by raising funds and leveraging public and private partnerships in our community.

The Foundation

In 2015, a group of people from the neighborhood created the Mission High Foundation out of a desire to give back to the community. 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 to provide an equitable education.

Board of Directors

Zac Fisher

Zac Fisher

Zac is a founding member of the foundation and currently serves as Chair. He brings 25 years experience consulting for major companies and currently specializes in the education, tech, and healthy food spaces. Zac is a graduate of the University of Maryland and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He lives in the neighborhood.
Jodi

Jodi Thirtyacre

Jodi joined the MHF in 2016 and currently serves as Vice Chair. She holds a degree 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 Permanente. In her spare time Jodi balances running road and trail races with chilling in her hammock in the backyard.
Stephen Lambright

Stephen Lambright

Steve is a founding member of the foundation and currently serves as Treasurer. He brings more than 20 years of experience in a range of executive positions 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. Steve is long-term resident of the Mission district.
Kathy Sabatino

Kathy Sabatino

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

Judy Grossman

Judy has been committed to Mission High School for nearly 20 years since founding the Athletic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) program in 2004. Her dedication helped build the college access and persistence program into a thriving organization at the school where students are empowered to believe that college is possible and accessible to them. In 2020, the program merged with Mission Graduates, and is now able to serve all Mission High students, including non-athletic team members. At that time, Judy joined the board of the MHF in order to offer broad support to the school she cares for so deeply. Judy is a proud product of SFUSD K-12 schools and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. While working in property management, she also shares her passion for helping empower underserved youth as a leadership council member of the San Francisco Education Fund and is actively involved in increasing college access for underserved youth through Jewish Family and Children’s Services and Hebrew Free Loan.
Jenn Keese-Powell

Jenn Keese-Powell

Jenn joined the MHF Board in 2020. She brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, and fundraising roles. She spent 15 years focused on marketing, communications, and public relations in the financial services industry, and currently works in institutional advancement in education. She earned a bachelors degrees in Latin American Studies from Regis University and a masters from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Jenn is mother to two Mission High students.
Hatim Mansori '16

Hatim Mansori ’16

Hatim is a proud Mission High alumnus who joined the MHF board in 2024. As a student at Mission High, Hatim was on the soccer and wrestling teams, participated in mock trial and debate, and served as president of the Black Student Union (BSU). He is currently working as a Youth Engagement Aide at the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. At HRC, he champions youth programs working closely with youth and other community stakeholders. Hatim earned a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in 2021 and is currently pursuing a masters of public administration from Grand Canyon University.
Anne Werth

Anne Werth

Anne has been involved with supporting SFUSD schools in various roles from 1997 to 2017 while her three children attended SFUSD schools. Her relationship with Mission High began in 2012 as a volunteer with Athletic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) when her youngest son attended Mission and benefited greatly from the supportive educational environment, fueled by the diverse support Mission High receives from throughout the community. Following her retirement from a career in engineering, Anne joined the MHF Board in 2021 to support teachers, help fill the gaps in access to resources, and ensure educational success for all students of Mission High.

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