Judi Powell

Executive Vice President, Donor Engagement and Corporate Responsibility

Judi PowellAs Executive Vice President, Donor Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, Judi leads the teams responsible for guiding individual, family, and corporate donors to achieve meaningful impact. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Judi helps ensure that SVCF provides a world-class donor experience that connects donors to communities’ most pressing needs.

Prior to joining SVCF in 2022, Judi served as Vice President of Program and Strategic Initiatives at Pacific Foundation Services, a foundation management services firm, where she directed programmatic services for all family foundation clients. Her extensive experience in grantmaking, leadership, research, evaluation and strategy includes past work with Seven Hills Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers, Blueprint Research & Design, and Peninsula Community Foundation. Judi has participated in national and local forums with the Council on Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy, D5 Coalition, and Magnify Community, speaking on topics related to leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy.

Judi holds a BA in Economic & Political Science from Yale University and a PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She lives in San Mateo.