YOU’RE INVITED to the fifth annual thought leader luncheon on solutions for homelessness in Silicon Valley.
Join the Host Committee
ABOUT THE EVENT
Your participation helps to raise critically needed funds to support the high impact of LifeMoves programs.
Please join us for a lively discussion on breaking the cycle of homelessness in our community. Panelists will highlight actions by philanthropists to amplify their local impact and drive real change by catalyzing public/private collaboration.
Nicole Taylor | Ms. Taylor is President and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. With deep Bay Areas roots, she has a rich background in philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofit administration. Prior to joining SVCF in December 2018, she served as Vice President of the ASU Foundation.
Bruce Ives | Mr. Ives has been CEO of LifeMoves since 2015, overseeing all functions of the largest provider of homeless services in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining LifeMoves, he spent 19 years at Hewlett-Packard as a Senior Vice President and led the legal team’s pro bono program.
Kim Meredith | Ms. Meredith is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She is responsible for strategic leadership, financial performance, and consistent organizational growth, including acquisition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) in 2010.
To our generous Host Committee Members
Brenda Baker and Eric Grosse
Kristin and John Brew
Holly and Mike Campbell
Diane and Stephen Ciesinski
Vicki and Greg Eckert
Kathleen Egan and Rod Ferguson
Julie and Rick Gruber
Beth and Patrick Heron
Tiffany and Chin Hong
Lauren and Brad Koenig
Christine and Jeffrey Krolik
Barrett Moore and Bruce Ives
Amanda Oakson and Randy Salim
Patricia and Kevin O’Connor
Soraya and Everett Oliven
Marcia and Bill Pade
Kristi and Tom Patterson
Kelly Pope and David Bulfer
Amanda L. Riddle and Christopher Wenisch
Melissa and Joel Selcher
Kristin Shima and Ray Mueller
Ann and Joe Stockwell
Kelli and Steffan Tomlinson
Pamela and Scott Weiss
Bene and James Werle
To our generous Corporate Sponsors
The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!
Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.
J.D. Vance is an investor, commentator, and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, described by the National Review as a “brilliant book” and by The Economist as “one of the most important” reads of 2016. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment have announced plans to produce a movie based on Vance’s book.
Raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio, Vance graduated from Middletown High School in 2003 and then immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
When he finished his four-year enlistment, Vance enrolled at Ohio State University, where he studied political science and philosophy, and helped coordinate the university’s bipartisan voter education drive in 2008. After graduating from college, he studied at Yale Law School, where he worked at Yale’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic, providing free legal counsel to veterans of our nation’s wars in Vietnam and Iraq. Vance earned his law degree in 2013.
After a stint at a large corporate law firm, Vance moved to San Francisco to work in the technology industry. He serves as a principal at the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mithril Capital, cofounded by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan. As an investor, Vance has taken a special interest in the biotechnology industry and other transformative sectors of the economy.
In early 2017, Vance joined as a partner in AOL founder Steve Case’s venture capital company, Revolution LLC, which concentrates on bolstering entrepreneurship and disruptive, high-growth companies outside of the sphere of Silicon Valley. He also returned home to Ohio to found Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the state’s opioid crisis and bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans.
He regularly discusses politics and public policy, having appeared on ABC, CBS, and FOX News, and currently serving as a contributor on CNN. Vance lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, newborn son, and two dogs, where he works on his nonprofit and investment activities.