Dan Quigley recently retired from the East Bay Community Foundation, where he spent four years as a consultant and Senior Program Officer managing corporate accounts, grant-making to the Oakland Unified School District, nonprofit capacity-building work, and other projects in the Foundation’s portfolio. He had previously spent 2 ½ years as the Executive Director of the Oakland Schools Foundation, raising funds for special projects at schools in the most vulnerable Oakland communities.
From 1995-2009, Dan was the Director of Charitable Contributions at PG&E, where he oversaw (1) a grant-making budget that grew to $20 million/year; (2) company-sponsored volunteer programs available to all employees; and (3) an annual workplace giving program. Dan was responsible for strategic direction, public relations, and internal management of these programs. Several environmental initiatives were launched under Dan’s leadership.
Dan’s earlier career focused on energy efficiency policy and included work with the U.S. Department of Energy and the International Energy Agency.
Dan has a fondness for non-profit governance and management and served from 2008-17 on the Board of the Horizons Foundation, where he served terms as Chair and Vice-Chair. He is also on the Board of Stiles Hall in Berkeley, which promotes the admission of students of color to UC Berkeley as freshmen and transfer students. In addition to past service on the Boards of the United Way, Chabot Space and Science Center, and the Commonwealth Club, he was Chair of the Board of Northern California Grantmakers from 2002-04.
Dan holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, and obtained his M.A. in Education at the University of Kentucky while teaching second grade in inner-city schools through the Teacher Corps. Dan and his husband live in Oakland, where Dan was born and raised.