Former San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan has been appointed Special Advisor to the President of the newly formed Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Foundation announced today.
In his new role, Jordan will serve as the multibillion-dollar charitable foundation's principal counselor on the impact of potential grants in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, and as senior advisor on matters of public policy at the local, state and federal level.
He will report to and work directly with Lew Coleman, the Foundation's president. "Frank Jordan brings a special and much needed expertise in public service. His ability to create workable solutions to complex issues and his long experience with consensus building among varied groups with different agendas are assets that will be of considerable importance to the effectiveness of our programs," Coleman said.
Jordan served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1992 to 1996. His administration aggressively and successfully pursued major programs in family, youth and children's services, health care, social services and in quality of life issues in the city and county. He worked closely with elected officials and other citizens throughout the San Francisco Bay Area on regional issues, particularly in the area of transportation. "It was a great privilege to serve as an elected official," Jordan said, "and it is a great privilege to be able to continue to apply some of what I've learned during more than 40 years of public service to a private sector program that serves the public interest in such a special way."
A San Francisco native, Jordan graduated from San Francisco's Sacred Heart High School and holds a degree in government and political science from the University of San Francisco. A knowledgeable and frequent speaker and consultant on Pacific Rim trade and relationships, he currently serves as a member of the boards of The Blood Center of the Pacific, the Leukemia Society of Northern California, the San Francisco Boys and Girls Clubs, the Salvation Army, the University of San Francisco McLaren School of Business and the Center for Pacific Rim, Southeast Asian Studies.
Jordan and his wife Wendy Paskin-Jordan live in San Francisco. He will work from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation headquarters in the Presidio in San Francisco
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation was established in September 2000 to create positive outcomes for future generations. The Foundation funds outcome-based grants and initiatives to achieve significant and measurable results. Grantmaking supports the Foundation's principal areas of interest: global environmental conservation, science, and the San Francisco Bay Area.