SAFI JIROH,
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CLASS OF 2008

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Safi brings more than 25 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors as a leader, grantmaker, consultant, and certified integral. She worked with the city of Oakland's art and cultural division for over 13 years, and was a funder of nonprofit art organizations and individual artists. Her leadership positions have included: Executive Director of the Marcus Foster Ed Fund; Community Faculty Fellow with the Center for Art and Public Life at the California College of the Arts; and Grants and Nonprofit Management Analyst for the City of Oakland’s Cultural Arts Department. Safi is LeaderSpring’s spiritual anchor. She is an avid reader, usually reading three books at a time. If she is reading novels, the characters get mixed into each other’s stories, making for one grand novel.