An Executive Search Firm Serving the Nonprofit Community




With over 300 successfully completed searches, Cook Silverman maintains an impressive list of clients spanning a large swath of nonprofits in Northern California. We are honored to have worked with organizations that are making our world a better place.

Below is a partial list of some of our more recent clients.



California College of the Arts
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Dominican University
Golden Gate University
Graduate Theological Union
Mills College
Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Pacific School of Religion
Saint Mary's College of California
Santa Clara University

Santa Rosa Junior College
Stanford University
University of the Pacific
University of San Francisco
UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
UC Davis
UC Hastings College of the Law
UC Press Foundation
UC San Francisco
UC Santa Cruz



Athenian School
The Bay School of San Francisco
Bentley School
Bishop O'Dowd High School
Blue Oak School
The Branson School
Carondelet High School
Castilleja School
Challenge Day
Charles Armstrong School
Chartwell School
De La Salle High School
Downtown College Prep
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
Envision Schools
German International School
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Hamlin School

Junipero Serra High School
Keys School
Leadership Public Schools
Making Waves
The Marianists
Menlo School
Mid-Peninsula High School
Moreau Catholic High
Notre Dame High Belmont
Nueva School
Oakland Military Institute
Pinewood School
Sacred Heart Schools
San Francisco University High
Schools of Sacred Heart
Sterne School
The Thacher School
Urban School



California Trout
California State Parks Foundation
Conservation Strategy Fund
Conservation International
Defenders of Wildlife
Global Footprint Network
Greenbelt Alliance
Hidden Villa
International Rivers
Land Trust of Napa County
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Peninsula Open Space Trust

Point Blue
Save The Bay
Save The Redwoods League
Sierra Club
Slide Ranch
Sustainability Accounting Standards
Sustainable Conservation
Ten Strands
Trust for Public Land
Wilderness Society
Yosemite Conservancy



Alzheimer's Association
Blood Systems Research Institute
Camino Medical Group
Children's Hospital and Research
   Foundation Oakland (now UCSF
   Benioff Children's Hospital)
Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc.
Leukemia/Lymphoma Society -
   Silicon Valley
Leukemia/Lymphoma Society -
   San Francisco

Lucile Packard Foundation for
  Children's Health
Marin General Hospital Foundation
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
Seton Medical Center Foundation
St. Mary's Medical Center Foundation



Blum Center for Developing Economies
Firelight Foundation

Global Heritage Fund
Japan Society
Neve College for Women
ReSurge International


Animal Welfare,

Animal Legal Defense Fund
Audubon California
Guide Dogs for the Blind
The Gorilla Foundation

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch
Oakland Zoo
San Francisco SPCA


Performing Arts,

Brava Theater
Brubeck Institute
California Symphony
California Academy of Sciences
Crocker Art Museum
di Rosa
International Museum of Women

Museum of Craft and Design
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Montalvo Center
Philharmonia Baroque
San Francisco Ballet
San Jose Museum of Art
UC Davis Mondavi Center


Science, Technology,

Buck Institute for Age Research
California Council on Science and
Chabot Space & Science Center

Link Media
SETI Institute
Wikimedia Foundation


Social Services, Economic Development

ACLU Foundation of Northern California
Alameda County Food Bank
Bay Area Legal Aid
Bill Wilson Center
California Budget Project
Catholic Charities
Challenge Day
Community Gatepath
Ella Baker Center
Episcopal Diocese of California
Episcopal Senior Communities
Family Service Agency
Grace Cathedral
Hope Services
Hospice by the Bay
Jewish Community Federation
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Level Playing Field Institute

Local Initiatives Support (LISC)
Low Income Investment Fund
Moss Beach (now Aspiranet)
One East Palo Alto
Outward Bound California
Peninsula Family Service
Peninsula Volunteers
Project Open Hand
Raising A Reader
Richmond Community Foundation
Samaritan House
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention
Saint Vincent de Paul
SEIU Education Fund
Sunny Hills
Swords to Plowshares
United Way of the Bay Area
Volunteer Center of San Mateo
Women's Initiative for Self-


Youth, Children's Services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Boys and Girls Clubs
Breakthrough Collaborative
Children's Council of San Francisco
College Track
East Bay Agency for Children
Foundation for Youth Investment
Fred Finch Youth Services
Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Girl Scouts of America - SF
Girl Scouts Heart of Central California
Junior Statesmen Foundation
Larkin Street Youth Services
Lincoln Child Center
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area
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