Jamie Gardner is a social entrepreneur whose passion and experience is deep rooted in bringing private- and public-sector leaders together to bridge today’s most complex, systemic societal divides. She leads a consultancy practice serving corporations, nonprofits and government entities.
In addition, Jamie is an advisor for Start Within, FUSE Corps (formerly Board President) and several local and national nonprofits, including San Francisco CASA.
Previously, as the Vice President and “Chief Evangelist” for Taproot Foundation, Jamie established and directed the Pro Bono Action Tank’s mission to expand the pro bono ethic beyond the legal profession. Through this effort, she founded a consulting service and a resource center to set national quality standards and best practices for pro bono service, ultimately influencing Fortune 500 companies to accept pro bono service as a standing practice.
Jamie holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and undergraduate degrees in finance and marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and twin sons.