These investors have provided essential support for Citizen Schools programs in California in the 2012-13 academic year.
Contributions of $100,000 – $1,000,000
Contributions of $10,000 – $99,999
The Silicon Valley Out-of-School-Time Collaborative is collaboratively funded by:
Contributions of $1,000 – $9,999
Chris and Pam Rupright
David and Deborah Hopkins
Kelly Pope and David Bulfer
Laura and Gary Lauder
William Pentney and Jennifer Kuczenski
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District
Aspire Public Schools
Oakland Unified School District
Ravenswood City School District
Redwood City School District
Board of Advisors
Education Entrepreneur (BIO)
Business Owner/Non-profit Leader (BIO)
Double Chase Management LLC (BIO)
Educational Promise Foundation (BIO)
A varied career has taken Maria Drake from a medical technology professional, specializing in pediatric hematology-oncology, to a small business owner in the food and beverage industry (for over 25 years.) to finally settling on a career in the non-profit world. While working at Stanford in medical technology, Maria along with a team of five oncology professionals, moved to San Francisco to create a non-profit pediatric cancer treatment center.
After many years of working in the field of medicine, and four children later, Maria and her husband, Robert, followed a dream and purchased and operated a restaurant/bakery in the Russian Hill neighborhood.Being the consummate volunteer for her local public schools and community organizations and searching for yet another challenge, Maria decided to further her education and received a Masters degree in Non-Profit Management with an emphasis on organizational development from the University of San Francisco.She spent 10 years working for the YMCA of San Francisco and the YMCA of Silicon Valley holding positions of Community Relations Director to Executive Director.It was here that Maria honed her grant writing, board development and community building skills. Maria resides in San Francisco with her husband.
David Hopkins was born in the UK and moved back and forth between the US, UK, and Switzerland, establishing his permanent home in the US in 1990. He is founder and CEO of Double Chase Management LLC., established in 1994 in New Jersey and New York, before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010. The firm focuses on providing General Management, and Sales and Marketing services to medium and large size privately run businesses to aid them through market, product, technology, and generational changes. Prior to running his own consulting firm David worked in the high technology and automotive industries, primarily in International Marketing, for more than 25 years, and in banking prior to that. He has been President of a manufacturing firm, and a consultant in several industries. In addition to his volunteer work with Citizen Schools, David serves on the Board of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, and for more than 10 years he has been a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight both on the East and West Coast. He was formerly the President of the Board of Trustees of the Clarence Dillon Public Library, and has served as Board Member at Angel Flight NE, Washington Works, and the Seattle Symphony. David lives with his wife Debby in Palo Alto.
Linda Lazor has worked for Cisco, PeopleSoft and Hewlett Packard in a variety of technology marketing, strategy, and operations leadership roles. She has an electrical engineering degree from Purdue and an MBA from Stanford. Linda is passionate about serving the hurting and marginalized. She is a partner in the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund as well as being part of the Citizen Schools California Advisory Board. She also volunteers as a Citizen Teacher with Citizen Schools in East Palo Alto. You can follow her on Twitter at @LindaLazor.
Christina Wire joined Google in 2007 as a Manager on Google’s AdSense Online Sales and Operations team. Christina is responsible for managing Google’s relationship with small and medium-sized web publishers in the Americas (U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America). Her teams span a wide breadth of business functions, including sales, marketing, business analytics, sales engineering, operations, grants and customer support. She brings to Google more than 10 years of experience leading a variety of strategic planning, marketing and communications groups at Intel and Stanford University. She also has extensive public policy experience, having spent six years in the U.S. State Department, including as the Director of Economic Assistance for the former Soviet Union and Special Assistant in the Office of the Deputy Secretary of State. She holds a Bachelors degree in International Relations from Pomona College, a Masters degree in International Affairs and Russian Studies from Columbia University, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Christina has served as an advisor and board member for several San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organizations focused on youth development, higher education and community service.
Kelly Pope is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in educational technology and interactive software design. In 2004, Kelly co-founded Interschola, a company providing online auction services to the education market. Kelly has held executive management positions at several interactive software companies including Electronic Arts, Sun and Borland. While serving as the VP of Engineering at Classroom Connect she managed the technology team that developed one of the first online interactive curriculum programs for the K-12 marketplace.
Kelly participated in the early funding of the Girls Middle School in Mountain View, CA, and has previously held board positions at the University of the Pacific and the Montalvo Arts Center. She attended the US Air Force Academy and UC Davis where she earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Kelly's other interests include tennis, playing the piano, food and wine, travel, and spending quality time with her husband and 2 dogs.
John Orwin joined Relypsa in June of 2013 bringing nearly 25 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to Relypsa, Mr. Orwin served as chief executive officer and a member of Affymax’s board of directors starting in February 2011. From April 2010 to January 2011, he served as president and chief operating officer of Affymax. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Orwin served as vice president and then senior vice president, BioOncology Business Unit, at Genentech, where he was responsible for all marketing, sales, business unit operations and pipeline brand management for Genentech's oncology portfolio in the United States. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Orwin served in various executive-level positions at Johnson & Johnson, overseeing oncology therapeutic commercial and portfolio expansion efforts in the US. He has also held senior marketing and sales positions at Alza Pharmaceuticals, Sangstat Medical Corporation, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals and Schering-Plough Corporation. Mr. Orwin holds an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. from Rutgers University.
Matthew Schreiber has owned and operated OM3 Capital Management since 1999. Since 2005, Mr. Schreiber has served as a board member of EPS, a philanthropic foundation which provides educational support services and mentoring to inner-city children and young adults. Mr. Schreiber helps EPS achieve its mission statement of financially contributing to a number of highly regarded educational projects throughout The Bay Area and California by expanding their current list of grant recipients. Mr. Schreiber also served on the board of Prosper Academy while it was in its inception stage.