Tracey Heather | Equal Rights Advocates
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About ERA

Tracey Heather

Director of Development

Tracey has dedicated her professional career to fundraising for political, progressive, and community-based non-profits in the hope of making the world a better place for all. She originally hails from a small farm town in Massachusetts of less than 2,000 people but has proudly called San Francisco her home for the past 27 years.

Tracey joined ERA after the November election knowing that she needed to return to her political roots. She graduated with a degree in political science from Colby College in Waterville, ME and worked for Senator Dianne Feinstein for three years before falling in love with fundraising after a week-long Emily’s List training. She then shifted her focus and entered the world of political fundraising. She worked on a number of campaigns including the 1996 Presidential race, Senator Boxer’s senate campaign and consulted for the CA Democratic Assembly.

She ultimately transitioned into non-profit fundraising and has held senior development positions at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, City of Hope, The Daly City Youth Health Center and the San Francisco Zoo. Tracey had a long tenure as the VP of Development at United Way of the Bay Area where she was responsible for a portfolio of over $8M with a focus on working with major donors and corporate partners. Immediately prior to joining ERA, Tracey was the Director of Development for a national mental health organization started by actress Glenn Close and gained valuable experience working for an organization with national reach. Tracey is thrilled to represent ERA as the Director of Development and is honored to be a part of an organization focused on making lasting change. She looks forward to the day when women are paid the same as their male counterparts, when sexual harassment is no longer tolerated and when all girls are given equal access to education and all opportunities.

Tracey lives in San Francisco with her husband and two teenage children, dog and cat. She enjoys being active and outdoors, and continues her passion for sport as a member of the Northern CA Women’s Ice Hockey League. She loves to cook, dance and sing (the latter two, much to her children’s chagrin).

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