Steve Bourdow

Chief Development Officer


Steve joined PCA in 2016 to lead the development and fundraising team. In this role, he oversees all aspects philanthropy from individual donors, and provides support to corporate and foundation fundraising efforts.

Steve is a development professional with more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience in fundraising - from grassroots non-profits to higher education research institutions. His career path has grounded him with a strong background in relationship-based sales, fundraising, corporate relations, group dynamics and leadership. Many of these skills are the result of his tremendous passion for coaching. Steve has created and operated numerous youth sailing programs and was the head sailing coach at Stanford University for many years. He has provided elite-level coaching to numerous Olympic medalists and world champions. As an Olympic Silver Medalist in the 1992 Barcelona Games, Steve continues active competition in the sport.

When not working or sailing, Steve enjoys biking and spending time with his family in Santa Cruz.

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