• Community Staff

Frances Lee

Position: Senior Director of Development | Bay Area

Pronouns: She|Her


Tulum. Quintana Roo, Mexico. | Travel is vital to my lifelong learning journey as it connects me with beautiful places, diverse cultures and people, offering abundant opportunities for self-discovery and personal growth.


Frances is a community-centric fundraiser who has worked at local and national youth development, arts, and health organizations, such as Be The Match, Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, and MyPath. Before joining Summer Search, she served as the Executive Director at Little Opera, a San Francisco-based youth performing arts organization. Frances has also been a freelance development consultant since 2017, collaborating with non-profit clients in youth development and the arts nationwide.

As a first-generation daughter of Korean immigrants, Frances is excited to leverage her skills as a relationship builder, storyteller, and strategic thinker to advance Summer Search’s commitment to equity, inclusion, growth, and learning. She is deeply honored and inspired to work for Summer Search, where her own lived experiences align with the young people we serve.

Outside of her professional work, Frances is a lifelong musician who majored in music education and flute performance at the University of Southern California and California State University Los Angeles. She sings in rock and pop cover bands and in the San Francisco Bach Choir, where she serves on their Board of Directors. She loves being outside in her backyard garden and throwing the frisbee for her rescue dog, Toby.

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