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WE ARE HELPING TODAY’S LEADERS

SHAPE THE FUTURE OF PHILANTHROPY

Our active network lends time, talent and resources to accelerate local change.

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Leslie Keil, Hanson Bridgett LLP

"Originally, the Grant Partners attracted me to Full Circle Fund. My first project connected me directly to La Cocina and the amazing work they do. I was immediately hooked. After 4 years, that direct connection still keeps me excited and engaged. I discover new organizations and constantly learn all kinds of unexpected things because of the Full Circle Fund network."

Read our Strategic Partner interview with Economic Opportunity Circle Co-Chair, Leslie Keil, who is is a Partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco!

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Black Girls Code's Founder Named One of CNN's 10 Visionary Women

Kimberly Bryant was just named one of CNN's 10 Visionary Women for her leadership of Black Girls Code! In 2013, we worked on scaling Black Girls Code's chapter model and partnership expansion to meet demand for their innovative program around the U.S.

Bryant was named one of 11 "Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion" by the White House in 2013, and has also been honored by The San Francisco Foundation at the 2014 Women Changing The World Luncheon.

Members involved include:

  • WEBID0000002261 Lauren W. Anchor Consul...
    Lauren Weston

    Lauren Weston

    Anchor Consulting Services

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Education

    I graduated from UC Davis with a degree in International Relations and went on to work for a political consulting firm in Sacramento Ca. After years of running school board races and school bonds, I went on to graduate school at New York University for a degree in fundraising and philanthropy. Post graduation, I have focused my professional career with non profits dedicated to the whole health of a child, such as the YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, and now Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. I have served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of greater Sacramento as well as being actively engaged in volunteer positions across youth services.

  • WEBID0000002310 Christa B. United Way of... Community Mobilization...
    Christa Brown

    Christa Brown

    United Way of the Bay Area

    Community Mobilization Officer

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Christa is a committed advocate for global economic social justice, with a background in public policy and international relations. Christa currently works for United Way of the Bay Area, an organization dedicated to reducing poverty in the Bay Area. In her current role, Christa provides program growth and technical assistance to four centers for low income families across the Bay Area, working with a network of over fifty non-profit partners who provide individualized, long term support for families working toward self-sufficiency. Christa graduated cum laude from University of San Francisco in Politics and Middle Eastern studies, focusing on refugee resettlement and women’s rights.

  • WEBID0000002054 Michelle C. Levi Strauss... Assistant to Office of...
    Michelle Carreon

    Michelle Carreon

    Levi Strauss & Co.

    Assistant to Office of President & CEOof President & CEO

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Growing up on the border of Texas and Mexico, Michelle’s involvement in social work on both sides of the border developed into a passion for travel and economic issues. After receiving her BA from Loyola University Chicago she traveled for four months visiting 10 countries in 2 continents. On her return to the States she pursued a career in small business development as a Marketing Consultant for a national franchise (BAB, Inc.) of “Mom-and-Pop” cafés focusing on grassroots efforts for four years. She continued to assist sole proprietors in the massage industry by providing marketing tools and services in the role of Retention Manager for the largest non-profit association of massage therapists (AMTA) in the country before moving to San Francisco in 2009. She has continued to pursue her passion in small businesses development and economic opportunity by coaching and consulting small business owners nationally while contracting for CB Richard Ellis Property Management and volunteering with The Volunteer Center of San Francisco.

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2013 Member of the Year, Vivian Wu, Joins Full Circle Fund Board

In Vivian Wu's two years as a Member, she has impressively led initiatives within our Education Circle and has shown a sincere commitment to creating positive impact in the community.

"I’ve been impressed and inspired by our member community, by the dedication of our staff, and by the chance to drive social change through the amazing nonprofits we partner with. I’m incredibly proud to be a part of Full Circle Fund."

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Beyond12: 2010

We developed key partnership and marketing strategies to enable more low-income students to pursue their college dreams.

Since our engagement with Beyond 12, the organization has received The Salesforce Foundation's Force-For-Change grant to help develop their MyCoach app, and has recently been listed on Fast Company's list for the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.

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Bartlomiej Skorupa, Full Circle Fund Member Since 2012

"Simply being in the presence of leadership and watching it develop is enough inspiration to last a lifetime."

Check out our latest Member Spotlight, where Bartlomiej Skorupa, co-founder of Groundwork Opportunities (GO), shares his philosophy on philanthropy and how his Full Circle Fund experience has impacted his outlook on creating lasting change!

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The Trium Group: New Full Circle Fund Strategic Partner

We are thrilled to announce our new Strategic Partnership with The Trium Group, a catalyst in the consulting sector that will add great value to our Grant Partners and network through the new Trium Leadership Circle! Together, we hope to advance social change in the Bay Area through finding and cultivating emerging leaders.

Trium's Members of Full Circle Fund include:

  • Alia Santini Alia S. The Trium Group Manager
    Alia Santini

    Alia Santini

    The Trium Group

    Manager

    Alia Santini is a Manager at the Trium Group, a boutique management consultancy that helps clients solve their most complex strategic, operational, cultural and leadership challenges. Throughout her career, Alia has partnered with senior executives at global companies to create distinctive organizational cultures. As a true student of culture, she has lived or worked in over seven countries and has served many global clients such as Nokia, Genentech and Flextronics. Before joining Trium, Alia was responsible for organizational development and leadership effectiveness at a global investment management firm. She graduated from Brown University, holds an MA in Intercultural Leadership and was a Fulbright Scholar. In her free time, Alia enjoys international travel and singing in her community a cappella group.

  • Lauren Dupont Lauren D. The Trium Group Associate Consultant
    Lauren Dupont

    Lauren Dupont

    The Trium Group

    Associate Consultant

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Lauren Dupont is an Associate Consultant at Trium Group, a boutique management consultancy that helps clients solve their most complex strategic, operational, cultural and leadership challenges. Lauren leverages her interdisciplinary background in integrated talent management and Systems Thinking to drive organizational effectiveness and cohesion across teams. She began her career in the HR SaaS industry working cross-functionally to ensure successful utilization of cloud technology for various Fortune 500 clients. She is passionate about cultivating positive cultures and relationships that in turn serve an organizations vision and strategy. Lauren graduated from George Washington University’s Organizational Sciences Fellows Program with an MA in Organizational Management and holds a BA in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans.

  • averell mcferran Averell M. The Trium Group Consultant
    Averell McFerran

    Averell McFerran

    The Trium Group

    Consultant

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Averell brings experience in sales strategy and financial services and a passion for making organizations successful through people. Spending her whole career in professional services, Averell enjoys tackling difficult issues clients face. Before joining Trium, Averell worked for a boutique sales strategy consulting firm, where she identified opportunity areas for a broad range of clients to increase sales and better engage their sales forces. Averell began her consulting career in Boston at Cambridge Associates, an investment consulting firm that advises endowments, foundations, and high net worth individuals on portfolio management.

    Averell earned her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude from Colby College with a degree in Psychology. She serves on the Board of the Lake Delaware Boys’ Camp in Delhi, New York and enjoys being a mentor with Year Up. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, triathlons, skiing, and taking full advantage of all the Bay Area has to offer.

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La Cocina: 2009

We helped La Cocina go from a few graduates to creating a system and graduation program to help ten times as many food entrepreneurs each year.

Members involved include:

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    Sarah Wigglesworth

    Sarah Wigglesworth

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Sarah is the Co-Chair of the Global Economic Opportunity Circle. She has been interested in global issues since a high-school exchange trip to China, and in economic opportunity since personally participating in the first years of economic transition after the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2007, Sarah has gotten more interested in local and community issues, and is very excited about the GEO Circle’s three initial projects. Sarah worked as a management consultant for 10 years, with a focus on strategy and organizational performance. She has also worked in IT business development in Central Europe and venture finance in Central Asia. Sarah holds an AB in Soviet Studies from Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges and an MIA in International Business from SIPA at Columbia University. She enjoys books, food, and being outdoors, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young sons.

  • lesliekeil Leslie K. Hanson Bridge... Partner
    Leslie Keil

    Leslie Keil

    Hanson Bridgett LLP

    Partner

    Leslie is a business attorney with Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco, whose practice focuses on corporate law and business transactions, including corporate formation, private equity and debt financing, contracts, M & A, intellectual property licenses, and investments funds, as well as commercial real estate acquisition, sale, financing, and leasing. Leslie is a member of the National Ski Patrol and volunteers with the Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol in Truckee.

  • MarstonTanya Tanya M. Abbot Downing Marketing Program Manager
    Tanya Marston

    Tanya Marston

    Abbot Downing

    Marketing Program Manager

    Tanya Clark Marston is passionate about finding and implementing entrepreneurial solutions to help nonprofits achieve scale and maximize their impact. Currently, she works for Wells Fargo as a Marketing Program Manager for their Family Wealth Group. She worked with The San Francisco Foundation for over three years as a Program Consultant on strategic planning, public/private partnership initiatives, and business development strategies. Before consulting to the Foundation, Tanya did grantmaking and worked on a number of special projects including co-authoring a national report on Race and Economic Development. Prior to her work in philanthropy, Tanya was the Assistant Director of Extended Education at California College of the Arts, where she was responsible for program, marketing, and budget management. She has served on the Bay Area Advisory Board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) and is currently a Board Member and Fundraising Chair of Streetside Stories, a literacy arts nonprofit working with underserved youth. While in business school at the University of California, Davis, Tanya was the Director of Community Outreach for the Davis Net Impact Club and managed the Board Fellows Program, a program that connects MBA students to nonprofit boards. A native of Allentown, PA, Tanya holds a bachelors in American Studies from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.

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Imagine H2O: 2008

We wrote the first check and mobilized the early adopter community of stakeholders and volunteers passionate about water.

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Leadership Public Schools: 2011

A key milestone in our decade-long partnership was the development and launch of the innovative student response system ExitTicket.

Members involved include:

  • WEBID0000002264 Joneil C. Vlaire Consul... Founder/ Principal
    Joneil Custodio

    Joneil Custodio

    Vlaire Consulting

    Founder/ Principal

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Joneil has 16 years of business consulting experience, primarily in the areas of strategic leadership, sales, marketing and customer relationship management (CRM). In various roles from strategic architect, IT Director and regional Diversity manager he has delivered CRM processes and solutions for notable companies including the Boeing Company, the Revere Group, and Prudential. Passionate about engaged philanthropy and collective impact initiatives in the education and environmental sector, he has served as a Seattle-based SVP partner. Currently, he serves as an Account Director for the Taproot Foundation and serves on the board of Groundwire and the National Association of Asian American Professionals. Joneil has founded Vlaire Consulting, an Oakland-based social enterprise committed to providing work based learning opportunities for students of color. Joneil graduated with a BA from Gonzaga University and a Masters in Software Engineering from Seattle University.

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    Pamela Schaffer

    Pamela Schaffer

    Impact Circle:

    Education

  • WEBID0000002111 Jennifer J. 454 Marketing Principal
    Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson

    454 Marketing

    Principal

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Jennifer has over 18 years experience in market strategy, product marketing, marketing communications, and business development — in both venture-backed start-ups and public companies. In her consulting practice over the last eight years, Jennifer has served in interim marketing executive positions for key clients such as: Agile Software (now Oracle), the Apollo Group (University of Phoenix), Instill (now ItradeNetwork), Genius.com, Global Healthcare Exchange, Neoforma, Commerce One, Solidcore (now McAfee), Voltage Security and YouSendIt. Her unique focus is leading strategic projects for companies who are in transition — whether that involves implementing new marketing processes, launching a new product, transitioning from a service to a product company, or entering new markets. Jennifer uniquely focuses on establishing solid marketing positioning and messaging to support outbound marketing campaigns and field enablement. Jennifer provides executive teams with the leadership and extra muscle needed to deliver on their key initiatives. Prior to her consulting role, Jennifer has held various management positions at Sybase, Versata and other emerging technology organizations. She is an accomplished industry speaker and has been published in leading trade publications. She holds a B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a concentration in Asian economics and politics from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. P90X-er, novice gardener, and board member for the Burlingame Community for Education Foundation, Jennifer really devotes the majority of her time trying to raise three happy, well-adjusted little citizens and to manage her husband’s unrelenting home “improvement” efforts. Success on most of these non-work ambitions can prove to be rather spotty like the interminable remodel she is currently enduring, but she did get two zucchinis, a bed of strawberries and some cherry tomatoes to produce before the Burlingame vermin could make off with them. Oh? and the kids seem to be doing just fine.

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Roots of Success: 2012

We played a critical role in the strategy, funding and partnership development to serve the 755,200 veterans in need of job training.

Members involved include:

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    Sienna Rogers

    Sienna Rogers

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    Chief of Staff, Energy Procurement

    Impact Circle:

    Environment

    Sienna Rogers is a Manager with Pacific Gas & Electric Company focused on developing its Greenhouse Gas Commercial Strategy. Since joining PG&E through its leadership development program, Sienna has worked on a variety of strategic issues including implementation of climate change legislation and mitigating risks of the physical impacts of climate change. Prior to joining PG&E in 2006, she worked in JPMorgan’s Financial Sponsor investment banking group for four years and began her career at Schroder & Co in New York. Sienna received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA from Duke University.

  • WEBID0000001212 Anne B. Boyd Rabkin C... Principal
    Anne Boyd Rabkin

    Anne Boyd Rabkin

    Boyd Rabkin Consulting

    Principal

    Impact Circle:

    Environment

    Anne Boyd Rabkin is a communications, advocacy and development strategist and writer/editor supporting organizations building a healthy and sustainable future. Before becoming an independent consultant, she worked at leading global health and health care organizations and environmental nonprofits, often working in the space where health and environmental issues intersect. At Kaiser Permanente, Anne spearheaded annual reporting on the organization?s $1 billion of philanthropic work in community health and environmental stewardship. At PATH, a global health organization, Anne worked on the Reproductive Health and Children’s Vaccines Programs, producing publications and executing advocacy and evaluation efforts particularly around cervical cancer prevention in developing countries. Anne’s global health experience includes consulting for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and working at the Population Reference Bureau. Anne serves of the Board of Directors of WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases). She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Sociology, Phi Beta Kappa, from the Pennsylvania State University.

  • WEBID0000001541 Braden P. University of... Consultant and Visitin...
    Braden Penhoet

    Braden Penhoet

    University of California, Berkeley

    Consultant and Visiting Scholar

    Impact Circle:

    Environment

    Braden Penhoet is a consulting strategist focused on innovation as a driver of economic opportunity as well as social and environmental progress.  He is a Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley.  He has practiced corporate finance and securities law at leading law firms, and international environmental law and policy at the Center for International Environmental Law in Washington, D.C.  Braden holds degrees from Stanford University, UCLA School of Law (where he was Executive Editor of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he served as Co-President of the Nonprofit and Public Leadership MBA association, and member of the organizing committee of the then-National Social Venture Competition.

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About Us

Since 2000, we have collaborated with talented and passionate professionals across the private and public sector to help create lasting change for local organizations.

Learn more about how we work, who we've impacted, and how to get involved.

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