Sadly, the San Francisco philanthropic community lost one of its leaders yesterday. Mortimer "Mort" Fleishhacker III, born September 5, 1932, eldest son of Mortimer Fleishhacker Jr. and Janet Choynski Fleishhacker, passed peacefully, at Davies Medical Center, October 25, 2011.
Mort was a very active member of the philanthropic community. According to the San Francisco Chronicle:
Mort's primary interest centered upon serving the community in the tradition of his family. He was a member of the Fleishhacker Foundation Board for many decades. He served as President of Temple Emanuel (a role his father once held) from 1987 to 1990, during which time he led the campaign to rebuild its historic structure. Additional organizations he led or served with passion and zeal included SPUR, A.C.T., the Greenbelt Alliance, the San Francisco Jewish Family Services Agency, The Big Brothers, the Guardsmen and The San Francisco Development Fund. In the past few years he was instrumental in securing historical recognition for and assisting the Garden Conservancy in the preservation of "Green Gables," the family estate in Woodside which dates back to 1911. Mort and Frannie, his beloved wife of 56 years, have shown strong commitments to numerous local charities and organizations, and their generous but quiet support is well known.