Regional Meeting

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is thrilled to announce that our 2016 Regional Meeting will feature special guest Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union — and you're invited!

Mark your calendar and join us to hear about big data and social justice issues from Mr. Romero. He will share how civil liberties can be protected — and not compromised — by technological innovation.   

2016 SVCF Regional Meeting:
Civil Liberties and Technology
Featuring Anthony D. Romero

Monday, Oct. 10
Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

2:30 - Doors Open
3 p.m. - Program
4:30-6 p.m. - Reception


About Mr. Romero

Anthony D. RomeroAnthony D. Romero is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's premier defender of liberty and individual freedom. An attorney with a history of public-interest activism, Romero has presided over the most successful membership growth in the ACLU's history and a large increase in national and affiliate staff. This extraordinary growth has allowed the ACLU to expand its nationwide litigation, lobbying, advocacy and public education programs.

Romero is the ACLU's sixth executive director, and the first Latino and openly gay man to serve in that capacity. Born in New York City to parents who hailed from Puerto Rico, Romero was the first in his family to graduate from high school. He is a graduate of Stanford University Law School and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs.

About SVCF's Regional Meeting

The Regional Meeting is an annual event hosted by SVCF that brings together diverse community members to learn the latest on important issues from expert guest speakers. 

The Regional Meeting is open to the public: nonprofits, foundations, corporate representatives, community members and leaders, and more are encouraged to attend. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact for ways to reach diverse audiences and elevate your brand through this event.

This year, we are pleased to host the Regional Meeting in San Francisco in conjunction with our inaugural Innovation Conference, a unique learning event for philanthropists, grantmakers and corporate responsibility professionals. Learn more!