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Kim Meredith, head of development for Planned Parenthood, takes over Stanford philanthropy center

Kim Meredith

Kim Meredith

Kim Meredith, the chief development officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), will lead the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She takes over as executive director on July 1.

Before joining PPFA in 2006, Meredith spent nearly nine years as the chief operating officer at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate.

She serves on the board of directors of the George Lucas Educational Foundation and was president of the Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula. Meredith graduated from Stanford in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in economics and broadcast communications. In 2005, she received a fellowship to attend the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders.

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is a program of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and the Haas Center for Public Service. Its purpose is to examine the role of philanthropy—and the voluntary and civil organizations that philanthropy supports—in meeting critical challenges in the United States and abroad. It sponsors courses and seminars intended to engage students and scholars in discussion of the issues facing the philanthropic sector.