Edwin M. Lee Memorial Foundation Fund

Live your lives boldy; keep the doors open for others.

Welcome to the Edwin M. Lee Memorial Foundation website. We thank you for visiting this site and express our profound appreciation for your sharing it with others.

The mission of the Edwin M. Lee Memorial Foundation Fund is to honor the legacy of Mayor Edwin M. Lee by opening doors of opportunity, inclusion, and justice.

Edwin M. Lee served as the 43rd Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, and was the first Asian-American mayor in San Francisco’s history.

A son of immigrants, Ed was born and raised in Seattle and grew up in the Yesler Terrace projects and Beacon Hill neighborhood. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1970. As a lifelong community advocate, Ed fought for fair and low-income housing rights, educational and economic opportunities, immigrant rights and gender equality. 

While Mayor, he led and set legislative policy and budget priorities for these and many other issues facing large cities nationwide.  Many of his accomplishments are highlighted in the book, “Mayor Lee and the City He Loved.”

In honor of Ed’s Seattle roots, the Lee Family seeks to continue this important work through the Edwin M. Lee Memorial Foundation Fund. This fund will support student scholarships, nonprofit organizations and social causes that were important to Ed and remain important to his family.

Save the Date

Edwin M. Lee Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Auburn Golf Course
8:00AM Start

Join us in furthering Ed Lee’s legacy and work!