Silicon Valley Community Foundation welcomes new board members, appoints new EVP of donor engagement & corporate responsibility

New appointments bring programming, corporate finance and workforce development expertise to help SVCF drive lasting change in local communities

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has announced the addition of Scott Kupor, Van Ton-Quinlivan and Jennifer Urdan to its board of directors, and has named Judi Powell, Ph.D. as its Executive Vice President of Donor Engagement and Corporate Responsibility.

Joining SVCF’s board of directors are:

  • Scott KuporScott Kupor is managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a multi-stage technology venture capital firm with more than $28 billion in assets under management. Previously, Kupor was vice president and general manager of Software-As-A-Service at Hewlett Packard, and he held numerous executive management positions at Opsware, including global responsibility for all professional services, technical pre-sales and customer support. Kupor will lend his deep expertise in executive management and leadership to SVCF’s existing platforms, helping the organization scale its impact.

  • Van Ton-Quinlivan Van Ton-Quinlivan is the CEO of Futuro Health, which improves the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied healthcare workers in the nation. A nationally recognized thought leader in workforce development, Ton-Quinlivan served as the Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Digital Futures for the California Community Colleges. She was named a White House Champion of Change and a California Steward Leader. Recently, Ton-Quinlivan was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to California’s new Health Workforce Education and Training Council. Ton-Quinlivan’s career background and expertise in workforce development will augment SVCF’s work in addressing wealth inequality in the Silicon Valley region.

  • Jennifer UrdanJennifer Urdan is a board member and retired financial services executive with extensive experience in global investing and corporate finance. Urdan serves on the California State Teachers’ Retirement Board as well as several institutional investment committees, and recently served as an external advisor and member of SVCF's investment committee. She is a former Managing Director of Cambridge Associates. Prior to Cambridge, she was a senior member of the Private Capital Group at Robertson, Stephens & Co. and a corporate finance investment banker at J.P. Morgan. With her rich investment and finance experience, Urdan will help the community foundation shape and use its investments and financial resources for increased impact. 

"Scott, Van and Jennifer bring invaluable perspectives and career expertise that will further SVCF's mission to help build more equitable communities," said Wade W. Loo, Board Chair of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. "I look forward to working with them, and I'm thrilled to welcome them to our board of directors."

Judy PowellIn addition to appointing new board members, SVCF has also named Judi Powell as its Executive Vice President of Donor Engagement and Corporate Responsibility. With an extensive background in programmatic services and leadership in the philanthropy sector, Powell joins SVCF with demonstrated experience working with philanthropists to address community needs and advance social impact. At SVCF, Powell will lead the teams advising donors and corporate clients on creating strategies to achieve their philanthropic goals. Her leadership in bolstering all aspects of the community foundation’s philanthropic advising work will be central to SVCF’s overarching goal of increasing the culture and practice of effective philanthropy in the region and encouraging donors to invest more in local communities and organizations.

Before joining SVCF, Powell served as Vice President of Program & Strategic Initiatives at Pacific Foundation Services. Powell also founded and served as principal of Seven Hills Philanthropy, a consulting firm. Previously, she held program leadership positions with Northern California Grantmakers and Peninsula Community Foundation, one of the two community foundations that merged to become SVCF in 2007. Her experience includes directing education and youth development portfolios, as well as scholarship programs. 

"Judi's rich experience across the philanthropic sector will be instrumental in guiding SVCF's donors and corporate clients to advise, plan and execute their philanthropy in ways that will have a lasting impact on the communities we serve," said Nicole Taylor, CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. "Her expertise will be an invaluable resource on our ongoing journey to create a more inclusive and equitable region."