Surina Khan - Women's Foundation California

Surina Khan



Team Member

Surina Khan first became involved with Women’s Foundation California as a volunteer in 2004. Now, as CEO, Surina oversees the Foundation’s strategic direction which is focused on building community-based power through investing in effective community-based organizations, training community leaders in policy advocacy, connecting key partners, and mobilizing significant financial resources.  She has served the social justice and philanthropic sector in a variety of ways including previous positions at the Ford Foundation, OutRight Action International, and Political Research Associates.  She serves on several Boards including Funders for Reproductive Equity, Voices for Progress, CalNonprofits, and the American LGBTQ+ Museum. Her previous Board service has included Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Alliance for Justice, La Cocina, and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. She is a recognized expert on gender, racial, and economic justice issues and is a frequent commentator on the power of women’s philanthropy. Surina enjoys cooking, swimming, photography and resides in Irvine, Sea Ranch, and San Francisco with her partner.

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