Allison Magee

Executive Director, Zellerbach Family Foundation

Allison Magee is Executive Director of the Zellerbach Family Foundation, one of San Francisco’s oldest and most respected family foundations. She is the Board Chair for Northern California Grantmakers, a member of the San Francisco Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force for Juvenile Justice Reform, and also sits on the Advisory Committee for Foundation Center West at Candid.


Voices from the Field

Legacy is not Synonymous with Complacency

Posted on November 3, 2022 by Allison Magee

“Why do we have to change?” This was the question posed to me by my board chair last year while the Zellerbach Family Foundation (ZFF) was in the depths of its first ever strategic planning process. It was a fair question. For over 65 years, ZFF has sought to serve as a catalyst for constructive social change; our work throughout… Read More
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Join us in San Francisco

Posted on May 4, 2022 by Cathy Cha, Allison Magee, Kimberly Myers Hewlett

Cathy Cha, Kimberly Myers Hewlett, and Allison Magee are co-chairs of the 2022 Forum advisory committees. Two-plus years into a global pandemic, urgent discussions about climate change, and a long-overdue reckoning with racial inequities are transforming our social norms and society overall. We invite you to embrace family philanthropy’s role as a lever for change and join us in person… Read More