Jeff Perlstein, Development Director, is a lifelong social justice advocate who earned his B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from The Johns Hopkins University. He began his nonprofit career as Program Director of the Social & Economic Human Rights Program at Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy. Jeff went on to serve as Executive Director of Media Alliance in the Bay Area, significantly growing the organization’s donor and foundation support, while advancing dynamic program initiatives like the national Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net).
He later worked at ZeroDivide as Director of Strategic Engagement, conducting their field-building initiative amongst the philanthropic sector to increase funding for community-driven technology projects. Jeff is also co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise SoleSpace, located in Oakland, California, where he is raising his beautiful son Joaquin.