Ginny Fang (she/her/hers) has spent over 20 years empowering public-private partnerships, leveraging the strengths of each towards greater social good. Starting from the time she served as a Program Director at the OMI Excelsior Beacon Center (at James Denman Middle School) to facilitating cross-sector teams to address environmental justice to the recent past where she has raised more than half a billion dollars towards economic development and job creation, Ms. Fang has held both operational and executive leadership positions. In the last decade, Ms. Fang fulfilled the role as the founding executive for two international organizations, responsible for fundraising, operationalizing, building a strong team, and creating a lasting foundation for successful operation. The first, an economic development initiative called ChinaSF founded in 2008, was structured as a non-profit public-private partnership between the SF Mayor’s office (under then Mayor Newsom), the SF Chamber of Commerce, and a Board of major private-sector companies. Ms. Fang successfully led and grew ChinaSF for over 3 years. ChinaSF continues to thrive and has expanded into GlobalSF. From there, Ms. Fang moved into the private sector and was the founding CEO for a private finance company, Golden Gate Global, that raised funds to be invested in private public partnership real estate development projects (Oakland’s Brooklyn Basin, SF’s Hunters Point Shipyard, Sacramento’s Downtown Commons and new Golden 1 Arena). In the six years under her leadership, Golden Gate Global raised approximately $600 million.
Ms. Fang holds a Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, and completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three sons.