Presidio Institute: Reactivating a Legacy of Service


Our home in the historic Fort Winfield Scott campus of the Presidio of San Francisco is a spectacular and inspiring symbol of what it is to be of service in America. We invite you to watch this short video to learn more about our vision and how you can become a part of it.

MCON 2016 // Leadership Panel

At MCON 2016, David B. Smith takes the stage for a panel discussion on what it means to be a leader. “Our definition of Leadership is much more of an action than it is a position. We define leadership as ‘Change at the pace people can stand.’ It is much less about your position and title than how you show up, how people interact with you, and what you are able to achieve.”​​


David Smith, Managing Director of The Presidio Institute, Joins Denver Frederick

David B. Smith joins Denver Frederick, Host of The Business of Giving, to discuss the Presidio Institute’s mission of cross sector leadership. He explains how working across business, government, academic, and non-profit sectors is key to solving society’s most complex issues.​

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