Ziba Marashi is an Associate Director of Leadership Gifts at the ACLU of Northern California. In this capacity, she liaises with ACLU supporters to further the impact of programs that protect and advance civil rights.
For the past decade of her nearly twenty-year career in development, Ziba has focused on major and planned gifts. She finds vast inspiration and gratification in partnering with donors who are passionate about promoting social change through their philanthropy.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Ziba served as Director of Development for the West Region of Amnesty International, USA, and Director of Major and Planned Gifts at the California State Parks Foundation.
Ziba also worked at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), an inclusive faith-based social justice organization rooted in the Quaker values of peace and equality. At the AFSC, she raised additional outright, deferred, and pledged support for a comprehensive campaign ($30M) in 2008 and a $50M centennial campaign (2012-2014) to sustain the future social justice work of the organization.
Ziba received her Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) from the University of San Francisco and her Bachelor of Arts in Russian at the University of Utah.
Ziba lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter, who attends Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (SOTA). She has served on the board of Art With Elders (AWE) and has volunteered countless hours to organizations dedicated to promoting Persian culture. She is a patron of the performing arts, including musical theater, theater, dance, and diverse genres of music; she plays guitar and piano.