Speakers Bureau

The team at SVCF offers in-depth knowledge of regional issues and effective strategies to catalyze positive change. Members of our senior staff actively participate in public speaking engagements, panels and forums to build awareness of and participation in our community.

Below is a list of foundation leadership who participate in speaking engagements. Click on each name to learn about their background and areas of expertise. To invite a foundation representative to speak at your event, email us at info@siliconvalleycf.org.


The Team
Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.,
CEO and President
Vera Bennett,
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Mari Ellen Reynolds Loijens,
Chief Business, Development and Brand Officer

Paul Velaski,
Chief Financial Officer

Erica Wood,
Chief Community Impact Officer


Bert Feuss,
Vice President, Investments

Maeve Miccio,
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

Manuel Santamaria,
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Grantmaking
Eleanor Clement Glass,
Special Advisor to the President on Public Policy Initiatives