Flora Birdzell

Family Council Member, Flora Family Foundation

Flora Hewlett Birdzell holds a firm belief in the dignity of all people and places high value on nurturing, growing, and connecting communities. Her beliefs and values inspired her formal study (Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Harvard, 2003; Master of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, 2005; Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, California State University, Los Angeles, 2013) and also influence her day-to-day life as a mother of three children.

Flora focuses primarily on the work of parenting her daughter and twin sons with her husband Andrew, volunteering much of her available time to her children’s schools and personal and family philanthropy. She has been a family council member of the Flora Family Foundation since its inception in 1999. Her years of involvement have taken her to Asia, Africa, and Latin America and have also given her opportunities to learn and focus on issues close to home in the Los Angeles area.


Effective Family Philanthropy in Action

Learning Together for Exponential Results: How Two Flora Family Foundation Leaders Activated Shared Knowledge

Posted on June 5, 2024 by Flora Birdzell, Kimberly Myers Hewlett, Maggie McGoldrick

Flora Birdzell and Kimberly Myers Hewlett, both members of the Flora Family Foundation (FFF) Family Council, have participated in two NCFP Learning and Action Cohorts together. We talked to them to learn about the benefits of learning together and how they applied what they learned, particularly to FFF’s Black Maternal Health Initiative.  Recent research from NCFP affirmed that continuous reflection… Read More