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HandsOn Bay Area Founders

In 1988, three friends from Stanford had a powerful idea - engage professionals in volunteer service by making it accessible to people with busy lives. With this idea, Community Impact was born. A couple of years later another group of friends created Hands On San Francisco with the same premise. By 2004, each organization was thriving and providing much needed volunteer activation to the Bay Area and they agreed that they could do even more together. The merger created HandsOn Bay Area.

Today, HandsOn Bay Area continues with the goal of making volunteering a valuable response to the needs of the community. We thank our founders for their vision and tenacity and we look forward to many more years of service to the Bay Area.

handson bay area community impactCommunity Impact


Steve Rosston

Peggy Propp

Jane Woodward

handson bay area hands on san franciscoHands On San Francisco

Founding Board:

George Fleming

Alexa Salzman

Kate Barry

Daniel Smith

Bill Tucker

Jen Gould

Michelle Renbaum

Julie Greene

Lisa Jacobs

Devora Kanter Kothari

Blair Rosenblatt

Dave Moore

Katie Gough Sacco - Founding Executive Director