Kat Taylor is active in a variety of public benefit and philanthropic ventures in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1986, she has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, a nonprofit entity which helps new immigrant families in San Francisco access needed services, stabilize in the country, develop self-sufficiency and participate in the community. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Insight Prison Project, a nonprofit organization working in collaboration with San Quentin State Prison. The project provides unique rehabilitation programs that help self-selected, motivated prisoners break the cycle of incarceration.
Ms. Taylor served as a member of the Board of Directors of KQED, Inc., a Bay Area-based public radio and television operation. During her tenure with KQED, 1997–2003, she chaired the Development Committee.
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 1996 – 2002, Ms. Taylor served as Chair of the Development Committee. The multidisciplinary art center, located in the Yerba Buena Gardens district of downtown San Francisco, features visual arts, performing arts, film and educational programs.
Ms. Taylor graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She earned a joint JD/MBA degree from the Stanford Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, graduating in 1986.