Mary Ippoliti-Smith is Vice President of Operations at Maddie’s Fund. She has spent more than 20 years working in animal welfare – first with the San Francisco SPCA, starting in 1991, and later with Maddie’s Fund. At the San Francisco SPCA she saw first-hand how much a dedicated group of staff and volunteers could accomplish to save animal lives in unprecedented ways. In her tenure at Maddie’s Fund, Mary is involved in every facet of corporate and philanthropic activities, working closely with Maddie's President, supervising the day-to-day operations of the foundation and managing a nearly $2M budget and annual distributions of more than $10M in grants.
Mary also serves on the board of Animal Grantmakers, an association of foundations, corporate giving programs and philanthropists devoted to the protection and welfare of animals. And she is a board member of the Wagmore Foundation, whose mission is to improve the lives of pets and people in Alachua County, FL.
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.