team Director of Communications

Claire Callahan

It’s energizing to work in a spend down time frame. I feel motivated to actively listen and act quickly upon the lessons we learn from knowledgeable local leaders in our communities to make real change today.

Claire’s (she/her) role as the Stupski Foundation’s director of communications focuses on using the Foundation’s voice to drive and support social change. Claire leads the development of communications strategies for the Foundation and its program areas in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaiʻi. She joined the Foundation in 2016 as grants manager – a role which gave her the opportunity to understand the on-the-ground work of the Foundation’s grantee partners.

Claire’s work in strategic philanthropy began at The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW), a nonprofit philanthropy education and networking organization dedicated to driving strategic philanthropic giving worldwide. Claire’s role focused on sharing the philanthropic practices that result in meaningful social change with philanthropists aspiring to give better. At TPW, Claire managed the San Francisco office and was responsible for program support, event planning, knowledge management, and member engagement.

Previously, Claire worked in civil litigation as a case assistant at Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, LLP. Working at the firm, Claire learned the importance of attention to detail and clear communications as she coordinated complex trial preparation and litigation casework in international antitrust, intellectual property, and employment discrimination suits.

Claire is fluent in French and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society and a Certificate of French Translation from American University. She currently lives in San Francisco where she enjoys fundraising and volunteering with local nonprofits and engaging in spirited political debates about national politics and international affairs.