For Immediate Release
Contact: Troy Arnold
July 9, 2020
San Francisco Education Fund Welcomes Stacey Wang as New CEO
Former Transcend Partner to Lead Organization’s Critical Work Building Equitable Learning Opportunities for Every Student
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2020 – The San Francisco Education Fund today announced the appointment of Stacey Wang to Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Wang, who most recently served as a Partner at national education nonprofit Transcend, will succeed Camille Stone, who has served as Interim CEO since April 2019. Wang will focus on steering the organization’s next phase of growth, strategic planning and innovation to help ensure every San Francisco public school student gets access to the support and resources they deserve.
“We’re excited to welcome Stacey as our new CEO,” said RK Mahendran, Board President, San Francisco Education Fund. “As the SFUSD grapples with a budget shortfall, COVID-19, and an increased focus on closing the racial equity gap, the San Francisco Education Fund’s work to support public school students has never been more important. With her background in education and experience leveraging innovations and technology to deliver personalized learning at scale, Stacey is the perfect leader to answer the call. We are confident she will take our rich history of impact to new heights.”
Wang brings more than 15 years of experience driving innovation and impact in education, in the public and private sectors. She was most recently a Partner at Transcend, where she accelerated the dissemination of innovative school models across the country to connect schools with innovations that transformed outcomes for learners. Stacey has also served as an advisor to the Superintendent of Oakland Unified School District, where she was the Director of Personalized Learning and collaborated with system leaders, administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the community to transform 86 district schools from traditional models to personalized learning and technology-enabled models. Wang began her career at Monitor Deloitte in the strategy practice where she helped private and public sector organizations design strategies for large scale organizational change and systemic innovation. She holds a Masters in Education Leadership, and a Masters in Business administration from Columbia University, and a Bachelors of Science from UC Berkeley.
“I believe education has the power to transform the trajectory of a life and is one of the most important levers our society has to create a better future for the next generation,” said Stacey Wang, CEO, San Francisco Education Fund. “Having benefited from public education for my K-12 and undergraduate degree, I believe deeply that everyone should have access to quality public education and any additional support necessary to thrive. I am looking forward to continuing to positively impact the lives of Bay Area learners in this new role at the San Francisco Education Fund and further our collective work towards more equity for kids.”
About the San Francisco Education Fund
The San Francisco Education Fund develops and directs community volunteers and financial resources where they are needed most to build bright futures for our city’s public school students. Over the past six decades, the San Francisco Education Fund has trained and placed more than 100,000 volunteers in the classroom, given more than seven million dollars in teacher grants, and distributed over $5 million in scholarships to San Francisco public school graduates. For more information on the organization, visit www.sfedfund.org.