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Steve Daetz: Values and Leadership at Golden West Financial and the Sandler Foundation

Interviewee(s):
Daetz, Steve
Interviewer(s):
Meeker, Martin
Title:
Steve Daetz: Values and Leadership at Golden West Financial and the Sandler Foundation
Abstract:
Steve Daetz has served as the executive vice president of Sandler Foundation since 2007. Before this position, he was an associate with the law firm of Cooley Godward from 1997 to 2002 and then associate general counsel with Golden West Financial from 2002 to 2007. In this interview, Daetz discusses the following topics: law school education and early career as an attorney; working as associate general counsel at Golden West under Mike Roster; getting to know Herb and Marion Sandler while at Golden West; the sale of Golden West to Wachovia; the expansion of the Sandlers’ philanthropic work; the goals and initiatives of the Sandler Foundation; issues currently facing foundations; measuring impact and working with agencies.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
2018
Project:
Marion and Herbert Sandler
Rights:
Steve Daetz, “Steve Daetz: Values and Leadership at Golden West Financial and the Sandler Foundation,” Marion and Herbert Sandler Oral History Project, conducted by Martin Meeker in 2018, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2019.