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Everett Au

Manager, Climate Initiatives

As Manager of San Diego Foundation’s Climate Initiatives, Everett endeavors to provide leadership and drive philanthropic investment that promote a sustainable path to economic growth and a thriving quality of life for San Diego’s diverse communities. He plays a critical role in developing cross-sector partnerships and working with communities to advance equitable climate resilience efforts for the Foundation.

Prior to joining the San Diego Foundation, Everett served in various public sector roles where he wore many hats as an informal educator, academic counselor, volunteer coordinator, environmental programs administrator and grant writer. Everett is passionate about cultivating opportunities for others and is currently chair of Leaders 20/20, a professional network for emerging environmental professionals and leaders.

Everett holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from the University of California Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from the California Lutheran University where he focused on environmental policymaking in the United States.


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