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Liz Butler Steyer

Executive Director, Bench to School Initiative


Liz Butler Steyer has spent over 30 years building and leading Bay Area legal, educational, and social service organizations working to stabilize the lives of underserved children and families.  For over a decade, she served as the Executive Director of the Athletic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP), a college access and persistence program in San Francisco that supports low-income students of color on their paths to and through college. Prior to joining ASAP, Ms. Butler Steyer worked for Legal Services for Children in San Francisco for over 12 years in a variety of legal and managerial roles, including serving as the Managing Attorney and the Acting Executive Director of the organization. She has also consulted with the Glide Foundation in helping them to design the Center for Women and Families of Color.

Ms. Butler Steyer has spent over 48 years cumulatively serving on the Boards of non-profit organizations serving low-income children and families, including the Western Center on Law and Poverty, Legal Services for Children, and the Giants Community Fund – the charitable arm of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.

Ms. Butler Steyer holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. She and her husband, Jim, are the proud parents of four children.