SVCF board begins search for new chief executive

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 20, 2018
The CEO search committee continues to conduct interviews with candidates for our new chief executive. The committee has been pleased with the quality of the candidates and the breadth of experience they possess. We would like to thank our greater community, including our staff, donors, and partners, for their input and ongoing support of the process. The committee will continue to provide further updates as the search and selection process continues.

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The CEO search committee conducted an initial round of interviews with candidates during the week of August 13. The interview process will continue into September. The search committee is committed to a thorough, thoughtful process, and will post any further updates here as the search continues.

Original post:

Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s board of directors has begun its search for a new chief executive for the organization. As announced on June 27, the board has hired national search firm Spencer Stuart to conduct a nationwide search for a new, full-time president and CEO of SVCF.

During the search, Greg Avis will continue in his role as interim president and CEO.

The job specifications related to this position were developed with input from SVCF employees, board members, community partners and donors. To read the full position and candidate specification document prepared by SVCF and Spencer Stuart, please click here.

SVCF’s board and Spencer Stuart will continue to seek input about the desired attributes of the new chief executive during this process. The board and the search firm will conduct outreach efforts; in addition, anyone may submit confidential comments and nominations to Spencer Stuart via email (see below).

Committee members
The following members of SVCF’s board of directors will serve on the search committee:

  • Marie Oh Huber, Chair
  • Dan’l Lewin
  • Laura Miele
  • Kate Mitchell
  • Dan Perez

Submitting feedback or nominations
Spencer Stuart welcomes comments, questions, nominations or expressions of interest in the position. To submit, please send an email with any supporting materials to this address: Any information sent to this address will be treated confidentially.

We will post regular updates from the board’s search committee on the SVCF blog.