Honorary Board of Directors
Ed Begley, Jr.
Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Ed Begley, Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series, “St. Elsewhere,” for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since then, Begley has moved easily between feature, television and theatre projects.
A busy actor, Ed is always on the go, but the environment and bringing awareness to the public is also a huge passion for Ed. Along with his wife Rachelle and daughter Hayden, they created “Living With Ed”, “On Begley Street” and now Begleyesque Podcast. He lives in a solar powered home and drives an electric car. “Some would call me an environmentalist. I don’t know why. I reuse the water that falls in my backyard in the winter. I reuse the trash and clippings I produce for mulch. I reuse the rain that falls on my roof, and I reuse the sun that shines on my house for energy. I guess you could call me a strategic opportunist as much as an environmentalist.” Ed is both an honorary member of the Board of Directors and a financial supporter of the organization.
Steven H. Oliver is President of the award-winning construction and development firm Oliver & Company based in Richmond, CA, which has built over a thousand buildings in the Bay Area, including the California College of the Arts in Oakland and San Francisco, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. A well-known arts philanthropist, advocate, and civic leader in the Bay Area, Steven Oliver is the former Chairman of the Board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST). Steven Oliver has also served as Former Chairman (and currently as a Board Trustee) for the United States Artists. Other boards he has chaired and/or served on are the California College of the Arts, the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oakland Museum of California, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Artists’ Legacy Foundation. Steven Oliver and his wife, Nancy, are respected collectors of contemporary art. They display one of the nation’s most renowned private collections of site-specific art at their northern California home, Oliver Ranch. The Oliver Ranch Foundation website is www.oliverranchfoundation.org