Deidre Lind

Deidre Lind is an award-winning philanthropic leader with effective, impact-driven results.  Ms. Lind served as the founding President of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles created to build a diverse array of public/private partnerships focused on innovation and impact.  Ms. Lind has built her career over two decades leading corporate responsibility and philanthropy programs, including serving for a decade as Mattel’s chief global social impact strategist where she launched their two-percent pre-tax profit annual commitment, and delivered the Company’s first global sustainability assessment. Ms. Lind has served as the President of a private foundation and consulted with a number of corporate clients and government entities. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Southern California Grantmakers and the Social Impact Fund.

A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Lind received her BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Masters degrees in both  Social Work and Public Administration from the University of Southern California.