Special Advisor to the CEO and Vice President of Government Relations
In her role as special advisor to the CEO and vice president of government relations, Gina D. Dalma is responsible for leading SVCF’s ongoing lobbying efforts in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. SVCF’s California lobbying work is centered around education, affordable housing, immigration, equity and justice and economic security; in Washington, D.C., SVCF is a leading voice on topics that advance the philanthropic sector.
Prior to her promotion to special advisor in 2015, Gina was SVCF’s director of grantmaking. In that role, she led the grantmaking team in using a diverse set of tools, including strategic investments, to solve our region’s most challenging problems. She also led SVCF’s education grantmaking strategy, as well as the Silicon Valley Common Core Initiative.
Prior to joining SVCF, Gina was director of innovation at the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Before moving to the United States, Gina held several positions related to urban economic development and regulatory economics in the federal and state public sector in Mexico.