Director, Koshland Program
Retha Robinson is the director of the Koshland Program, a community development program that is working toward civic unity, leadership development, neighborhood partnerships, and encouraging civic participation and celebrating unsung community heroes. Under Ms. Robinson’s guidance, each year the Koshland Program chooses a neighborhood in the Bay Area and makes a five-year commitment towards improving the quality of life. Ms. Robinson has been with the Foundation for over two decades, working primarily in community building efforts throughout Bay Area neighborhoods. She is chair of the board of directors of the Girls After School Academy and chief financial officer of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy. Ms. Robinson is a member of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the National Center for Black Philanthropy, and Neighborhood Funders Group, and an advisory board member of the Bay Area Women and Children’s Resource Center. She received a Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University.