Mara Williams Low
Mara Williams Low brings two decades of philanthropic experience to her role as Executive Director. Most recently, Mara was Program Director at Sobrato Philanthropies. During her tenure, she supported the organization’s evolution during exponential growth and advanced the organization’s grantmaking, governance, talent, and communications. In addition, she developed the foundation’s capacity building initiatives and led the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits as it grew from one location to four. Before joining the foundation, she served as the Grants Administrator for The Valley Foundation. Prior to her career in philanthropy, Mara was the Co-Founder and Associate Director of Adage School of Performing Arts, a pre-professional dance conservatory and company. In her spare time, Mara can be found enjoying the running trails of San Jose and spending time with her busy family. She holds a BA in English from UC Berkeley.