With twenty years of experience in the nonprofit, philanthropy, and arts sectors, Emily has unique expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of how to apply the right resources at the right time to solve community challenges. Emily partners with our clients at all phases of their philanthropy—whether they’re beginning to consider how to give strategically, eager to direct their resources to address a complex issue, or seeking to engage and coach the next generation in impactful giving.
Before joining Hirsch & Associates, Emily spent more than ten years at Museum Management Consultants, where she delivered strategic planning, evaluation, and executive search services to more than fifty museums, theaters, parks, and foundations in the United States. She also spent two years at the Jamestown Community Center, an award-winning youth development agency in San Francisco’s Mission District, where she built the organization’s fundraising infrastructure and raised $1 million annually. Emily began her career at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, managing the daily activities of the Director and Board of Trustees.
Emily serves on the board of Leadership High School, a public charter school. She is an active member of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and Northern California Grantmakers, and a past member of the Executive Committee of the Northern California Chapter of Art Table, Inc. She has spoken at conferences on subjects ranging from organizational change management to after-school programming. She holds a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University.