Nicole C. Taylor

President & Chief Executive Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Nicole C. Taylor

Nicole C. Taylor

President & Chief Executive Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Thrive Foundation for Youth
The East Bay Community Foundation

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Number of Boards

7

Number of Awards

2

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Common Sense Media, Inc.

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Former President & Founding Chief Executive Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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Founder at Health Innovations

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Interim President & Chief Operating Officer at Common Sense Media, Inc.

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Chief of Membership, Governance & Global Higher Education & Secretary of the Corporation at The College Board

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Secretary, Treasurer & Director at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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Co-Founder at Legacy Venture Management LLC

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Founder at Pacific Valley Bank

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Special Advisor for Human Resources at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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Chief Compliance Officer at Comprehensive Financial Management LLC

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Nicole C. Taylor
President & Chief Executive Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Education
Master's Degree in Education

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2018 - Current

Silicon Valley Community Foundation provides leadership, expertise and capital to help address social issues. It focuses on grant making programs for economic security, education, immigrant integration, regional planning, and community opportunity. The Firm also offers corporate philanthropy programs and consulting services. It caters to individuals, corporations, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations. the company was founded on January 3, 2007 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Chief Executive Officer & President
2013 - 2015

The Thrive Foundation for Youth was founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley investor Bob King and his wife Dottie. Along with Bob and Dottie, their three children and their children’s spouses were the founding trustees: Jennifer King and Tim Fredel, Cynthia King-Guffey and Allan Guffey, Brad King and Pam Ebstyne King. Cynthia served as the Foundation’s first Executive Director. The Thrive Foundation for Youth supports young people during pivotal years of their lives – ages 10 to 18 – in reaching their full potential. Thrive believes in the combined power of applied research and on-the-ground practice to make tangible differences in the lives of young people.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2007 - 2013

Richard Heggie, first mayor of the City of Orinda, passed away at his home in Orinda on May 9, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was 88. Born in Oakland and raised in Berkeley, Heggie was the younger son of Scottish parents, Jane Alice and David Heggie. After graduating from Berkeley High School, he attended the University of California, Berkeley during the war years -- graduating at sea during service with the U.S. Navy. After the war he returned to the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Masters in International Relations. He met his future wife, Bea, through his involvement with the Cal Symphony Forum and after he proved his willingness to move a piano for her. They married in 1948. During a nineteen year tenure with the Asia Foundation Heggie was posted to Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and India. Later, he served as Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Northern California for over twelve years before retiring in 1983. Heggie was a lifetime Cal Bears fan and served the university in many capacities including: President of the University of California Alumni Association; Regent of the University of California; Trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation; board member, International House; member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies; and he was a Berkeley Fellow. He was also President of the Japan Society of Northern California, the National Council of Community World Affairs Organizations, the East Bay Division of the League of California Cities, the Society for Asian Art, and Chair of the San Francisco Committee on Foreign Relations; Vice President of the Oakland Museum and Vice Chair of the Chinese Culture Foundation; and board member of California Shakespeare Theater, American Red Cross Bay Area, San Francisco - Osaka Sister City Association, Kennedy King Scholarship Fund and the West Coast Chapter of the Institute of International Education. He was also co-founder of the Orinda - Tabor Sister City Foundation and a partner in Freemark Abbey Winery. The Government of Belgium honored him with the Order of Leopold II. He was also recognized as Orinda Citizen of the Year and received the Japan Society Lifetime Achievement Award. He was made Director Emeritus of the East Bay Community Foundation. For his contributions to the University of California, he was awarded a California Alumni Citation and Wheeler Oak Award. Heggie enjoyed backpacking in the high Sierra, fishing, and spending summer vacations at his home on the Truckee River. He loved classical music and enjoyed the San Francisco Opera and Symphony. He traveled extensively throughout his life and led many tours internationally through his association with the Cal Alumni Association and the World Affairs Council. He never lost his zeal for visiting and/or climbing every tower, museum or tomb in each foreign city he visited. Heggie's friends said he will be particularly remembered for his integrity, determination, eloquence, and sense of humor.

Political Donations
$1,500
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2010

Senator at Office of the Senator from California, Kamala Harris

$500
2008

Former President of United States

Awards & Honors
2010
Holy Names University
San Francisco Business Times - The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business
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