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Nancy Greenbach

January 1, 2007

2007 – Atherton, California and Dallas, Texas

A trailblazer for women in business, Nancy Greenbach received her degree in business from the University of Oklahoma in the early sixties. It was a time when the job market for women was limited, but the government was opening its doors as an equal opportunity employer. She began her professional career at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1963, and rapidly progressed from intern to Federal Executive. Nancy found herself on the cutting edge of acceptance of women in nontraditional areas and at one time served as the highest ranked women in the multi-state southwest region. Currently, Nancy is a committed community leader. She was active as President of the Peninsula Volunteers, a non-profit organization providing over $4 million in services to seniors. She is the past President of Atherton Dames, Vice President of the Holbrook-Palmer Foundation, co-chaired the San Francisco Red Cross Ball, and chaired a fund-raising event for WISH (Women in the Senate and House) honoring eight distinguished women leaders serving on Governor Schwarzenegger’s Transition Team. She Chaired the most successful fundraiser for Peninsula Volunteers in 2001 and is currently Co-Chair of Peninsula Volunteers 60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Gala. Nancy’s extraordinary civic activities have been recognized by a variety of entities. Among her many awards are Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser by the Silicon Valley Philanthropy, a listing in Who’s Who of American Women; and nominated for Outstanding Women of Fort Worth. She was featured last year in California Gentry Magazine’s lead story “Leading by Example” as one of the ten most dynamic female leaders on the Peninsula and also featured as one of seven “Divas of Fundraising.” She currently serves on the Mid-Peninsula San Francisco Symphony Board, is a member of the Women’s Century Club of San Francisco, and the Clipped Wings. Nancy and her husband, businessman Joe Greenbach, have a blended family of six children and ten grandchildren.