Filoli - Organizational Profile

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San Francisco Bay Area

Programming Area(s)

Arts and Culture

Priority Areas of Expertise

Accounting, Corporate Executive, HR

Mission Statement

Filoli is dedicated to nurturing and growing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all that we do. Our core mission is to connect our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature, and shared stories. 

Organization Description

The word “Filoli” is an amalgam,  joyously expressed in the personal credo of the property’s original owner, William Bowers Bourn II: “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.” Today, Filoli is a unique and vibrant Bay Area landscape of 654 acres nestled along the slopes of California’s coastal range. Filoli was built in 1917 as a private residence, and was opened to the public in 1975.  A National Trust for Historic Preservation site, Filoli is considered one of the finest surviving 20th Century American country estates.  The grounds include a Georgian revival-style mansion, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, a 6.8-acre “Gentleman’s Orchard”, and hundreds of acres of open space supporting five distinct ecosystems and a mile-long Estate Trail.  Filoli is a priceless public treasure, lovingly managed by a talented team of 80 professional, administrative, and property maintenance staff.

Position Description

Major Responsibilities of Board Members:

The business of the Board of Directors is to: Uphold the organization’s fiduciary responsibilities; actively participate in the fundraising process and develop resources for the organization; hire and evaluate the President & CEO; and lead the organization strategically, while providing oversight to sustain Filoli’s mission.


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