Marion Standish is the Senior Advisor, Office of the President, at The California Endowment.
Standish joined The California Endowment with an extensive legal and philanthropic background.
As Senior Advisor she leads the foundation's multiple philanthropic partnerships, provides strategic guidance to The Endowment's Health Happens Here campaigns and provides programmatic support to impact investing activities.
Prior to assuming her role as Senior Advisor, Standish was the Director of Community Health for The Endowment where she created and managed multiple grantmaking initiatives focused on addressing the health disparities and environmental factors that contribute to the poor health of underserved communities.
Before joining The Endowment, Standish was founder and director of California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA).
Before launching CFPA, she served as director of the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, a statewide advocacy organization focusing on health, immigration, housing, education and labor issues facing farmworkers and the rural poor.
She began her career as a staff attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance.
She currently serves on the board of directors of the Food Research and Action Center, and is an Advisory Board member of the San Francisco Community Boards Program.
She received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and both her M.A. and undergraduate degrees from New York University.
currently lives in San Francisco, California.