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All Saints’ Episopal Church
The Bothin Foundation
The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Christian Reformed Church
Church of Christ
Dignity Health – Sequioa Hospital
El Camino Hospital
The Eucalyptus Foundation
First Congregational Church
First Methodist Church
First Presbyterian Church
Heaven’s Helping Hand Foundation
Junior League of Mid Pen
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen
Markkula Family Foundation
The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation, Inc.
Order of Malta
Palo Alto Community Fund
Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund
Peninsula Health Care District
Rathmann Family Foundation
Rebuilding Together Peninsula
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley
Santa Clara County Realtors Foundation
Second Harvest Food Bank
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
St. Mark’s Episcopal
Stella B. Gross Charitable Trust
Trinity Lutheran Church
Wesley Methodist Church
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.