David Blazevich, The Bernard Osher Foundation

TITLE:  Senior Program Director

FOCUS AREAS: Scholarships, higher education, education for adults 50+, integrative medicine, local arts, local education

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PROFILE: David Blazevich is a senior program director at the Bernard Osher Foundation, a role he's held since October 2006. He previously worked at KQED as the director of special program initiatives and foundation relations for over five years.

Other experience includes director of development at Larkin Street Youth Services, and major gifts officer/development associate at ACLU of Northern California. He holds an MA from Stanford and a BA in theater from Loyola University Chicago

You can watch and listen to Blazevich speak in this video. He has also served as the president on the board of directors for the Access Institute.

His professional bio shares:

David Blazevich was appointed Senior Program Officer of The Bernard Osher Foundation in October, 2006. Prior to joining the Foundation, David was the Director of Special Program Initiatives and Foundation Relations at KQED, San Francisco’s flagship public broadcasting affiliate. David has also served as Director of Development for Larkin Street Youth Center, a city-wide agency that provides housing and supportive services for homeless and runaway youth in San Francisco, and as Major Gifts Officer for the ACLU Foundation of Northern California. He is former Board Chair of New Conservatory Theatre Center and has been an organizational consultant and volunteer for a broad range of non-profit organizations, including Friends of the Urban Forest, the Ninth Street Media Arts Center, the Mental Health Association of San Francisco, and the Frameline Film Festival. He has also served as a featured lecturer in the technical writing program at San Francisco State University. David is a former theatre director, a native of the Chicago area, and an avid lifelong learner. He received his B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago and his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Stanford University.