Lisa Alvarez is responsible for managing a portfolio of charitable funds and works with donors to help them meet their philanthropic goals. This includes working with scholarship fund-holders to provide strategic and tactical planning, and implementation and evaluation advisory services to develop high impact scholarship programs.
In 2001, Lisa joined the Peninsula Partnership for Children, Youth and Families™, a division of Peninsula Community Foundation. Her responsibilities included coordinating and supporting key elements of the School Readiness Initiative and the Kickoff to Kindergarten program as well as creating and maintaining fiscal and administrative operational procedures for the Partnership for Children, Youth and Families. Lisa's prior work experience includes creating awareness around college entry requirements and facilitating the admissions process for traditionally underrepresented high school students.
Lisa has always sought to be involved with work that promotes education as she feels it is one of the building blocks for success. Because of this, she is proud to be working with an organization that strives to make positive impact on the education continuum and helps to make college a reality for youth and families. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in counseling psychology from San Jose State University.