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Meet Denise Pate

Board Member


Denise Pate has spent over 20 years working in the non-profit management community as an executive director, program manager, grant writer, dancer, and arts administrator. She has raised funds, managed programs, and provided technical assistance for over 20 non-profit organizations in San Francisco, Alameda, Solano, Marin and Sonoma counties. She is the former Associate Director, Operations for California College of the Arts' Center for Art and Public Life (2005-2007).

Her past affiliations include Young Audiences of the Bay Area, Wolftrap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts, Youth In Arts, Community Action Marin, and World Arts West. As former Executive Director of CitiCentre Dance Theatre, she led a multi-cultural arts center that offered dance and music classes, serving over 1,000 students each week. She received her B.A. from Dominican University, and also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.

Some of her current and past board and advisory committee memberships include Dancers' Group (San Francisco), Luna Dance Institute (Emeryville), From Heart to Hand (Hayward), City of Oakland Funding Advisory Committee, and the Isadora Duncan Awards Committee.