Steve Phillips is a San Francisco-based donor activist. Steve works on both the state and national level in progressive donor organizing and infrastructure-building, after a 25-year career as an education reformer, attorney and elected official. In 1992, Steve became the youngest person ever elected to public office in San Francisco when he won a seat on the Board of Education, where he served for eight years. He is the Founder and Chairman of, a national advocacy organization that conducted the country’s largest independent expenditure effort in support of Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential primaries.