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**This event has passed

Commencement 2013

Saturday, June 1st at 2:00 pm

at the Herbst at the Presidio

385 Moraga Ave.

** Due to limited space, commencement is by invite only. All Presidio community members are invited to join the graduates and their families at the reception.


A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony around 4:00 pm. We hope that all graduates, their families, friends, and members of the Presidio community will join us as we celebrate our new alumni.


By car: Parking in the Presidio is free on the weekends. Click here to view parking options at the main post. Click the map at right for driving directions.

By bus:  The Presidio operates a free shuttle service in the park. Click here to view the PresidiGo shuttle route. The par is also accessible by Muni; click the map at right for routes.

Commencement Speaker: Cheryl Dorsey

Cheryl Dorsey is President of Echoing Green, a pioneer in the social entrepreneurship movement. This global social venture fund has awarded over $30 million in start-up capital to over 500 next generation social entrepreneurs worldwide since 1987. Dorsey received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1992 to help launch The Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit in Boston.

Dorsey has served in two presidential administrations as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor (1997-98); Special Assistant to the Director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Labor Department (1998-99); Transition Team Member of the Innovation and Civil Society subgroup of the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform Policy Working Group (2008-09); and Vice Chair for the President's Commission on White House Fellowships (2009-present).

Dorsey serves on several boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers, the SEED Foundation, and Northeast Bank. In 2009, Dorsey was named one of "America's Best Leaders" by US News & World Report and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. For 2010 and 2011, she was named as one of The Nonprofit Times' "Power and Influence Top 50."

Dorsey received her Bachelor's degree in History and Science magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges, her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and her Master's in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.