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Jamie Brooke

Jamie Brooke

Jamie Brooke

Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communications
Why do you do what you do? 

Growing up Lafayette Hill, PA, my neighborhood wasn’t surrounded by police, gun violence, lack of healthy foods, street harassment, or extreme poverty. I lived in a rather homogenous environment and didn’t understand the inequities related to race, class, and gender. Then, during college, I moved to North Philly – a move that has changed the way that I interact with people and understand the world. It made me acutely aware of my privileges and showed me how inequities stem from deeply rooted racism and colonialism in this country.

I’ve since surrounded myself with folks who openly confront white supremacy, challenge social injustices, and make tangible space for themselves and their communities. This has motivated me to actively participate in anti-racism work to make this country a safer and more equitable place for all people.

What drew you to the foundation?

The San Francisco Foundation makes a clear, rooted, and unwavering case for advancing racial and economic equity in the Bay Area. It’s clear that SFF truly wants to make people’s lives better, and reflects the type of work, strategies, and initiatives that I want to be a part of.

I was also drawn to the foundation for its people! SFF is committed to Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in its hiring and shows its progress publicly through data. Since coming to the foundation, I know I’ve made a great choice, and am working with people who are capable of changing the world.

How would you describe your role?

I’m an organizer who makes sure work gets done. I support the Marketing and Communications team with project management, scheduling, events, and tracking both our budget and goals. I’m an avid communicator and love connecting 1:1 and in groups with my team and SFF as a whole.

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