Lynne Benioff is a philanthropist, active on the boards of several organizations. She is a distinguished director of the board of Overseers of the University of California San Francisco Foundation, and serves on the board of directors of The Rise Fund, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, Common Sense Media, the Benioff Ocean Initiative, and Forward.
Benioff was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Barack Obama in 2015 and currently chairs its Governance Committee and co-chairs the Tunnel Tops Campaign Committee. In 2011, she co-founded Star Community Home, a short-term residential community for homeless families in San Francisco. Previously, she directed public relations campaigns at OutCast Communications.
In 2014, Benioff was honored by Mayor Ed Lee as one of San Francisco’s “Women of the Year.” She received a BS from the University of Washington.