Stuart Burden has more than 20 years of experience in private and corporate philanthropy. His passion for justice, equality, and human rights fuels his pursuit of lasting solutions to complex social problems. Presently, he serves as Associate Director on the Organizational Effectiveness team at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation in San Francisco.
Prior to joining the Bechtel Foundation, Burden developed and implemented funding strategies as a senior executive, program director, and senior program officer at Levi Strauss & Co., the Levi Strauss Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. In addition, he has managed both policy- and community-level initiatives at the Ford Foundation and the New York Foundation.
From April 2000 to January 2003, Burden was invited to serve on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, crossing both the Clinton and Bush administrations.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.