Executive Leadership Team
Mary IppolitiSmith joined Maddies Fund in 1998 and currently serves on the Executive Leadership Team, with responsibility for the development of the strategic direction, annual operating business plan and policies to fulfill Maddies Funds mission. Prior to this role, Mary was the vice president of operations at Maddies Fund, where she was involved in every facet of corporate and philanthropic activities, supervising the daytoday operations of the foundation and managing a multimilliondollar budget and distributions of more than 10 million in grants annually. Previous to Maddies Fund, Mary spent seven years at the San Francisco SPCA and saw firsthand how much a dedicated group of staff and volunteers could accomplish to save animal lives in unprecedented ways. Mary has a degree in development studies from the University of California, Berkeley go Bears. She and her husband share their home in Oakland, California, with an assortment of canine companions, including Daisy, Ziggy and Roxie.