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A Letter From President Cathy Cha

| by Cathy Cha

The Haas, Jr. Fund’s new President pledges to advance a positive vision of a just and compas­sionate society for all.

In a letter to partners and colleagues, Cathy Cha says the Fund will work collaboratively and boldly for change.

I am honored and humbled to step into my new role as President of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.  Whether in the Bay Area or in other places across the country, our communities and our democracy are f…

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Cathy Cha

Haas, Jr. Fund Names Cathy Cha as President

| by Denis Chicola

A bold new chapter in the Fund’s history of collaborative, values-driven philanthropy

Appointment of former Vice President of Programs is capstone of two-year leadership transition.

SAN FRANCISCO — The Board of Directors of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund today announced that Cathy Cha has officially stepped into her new role as President of the Fund. Cha’s appointment is the capstone of a…

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Power to the People

Lessons from California

| by Robert Ross in Immigrant Rights

Successes of California's Grass-Roots Activists Offer Lessons for All Grant Makers

CEO of The California Endowment, Robert Ross, and Vice President of Programs at the Haas, Jr. Fund, Cathy Cha offer insight on Manuel Pastor's book, State of Resistance.

This piece was originally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. There is a lot of talk these days about how California provides a counternarrative to the divisive, ill-considered policies of the federal g…

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