Macy is the Program Director at the Silver Giving Foundation. Macy previously served as a Senior Program Officer at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, where she oversaw the California State University’s New Generation of Educators Initiative for five years. Prior to that, she worked as the Managing Director of Programs for Citizen Schools California and taught middle and high school English in Brownsville, Brooklyn as a New York City Teaching Fellow. Macy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Duke University, a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Brooklyn College, and a Master of Arts in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
Kathy is the Controller at the Silver Giving Foundation. She was previously the Accounting Manager at UCSF Foundation Investment Company, and prior that, served as the Controller at The Marine Mammal Center. Kathy has worked extensively in the nonprofit finance space with over 10 years’ experience at various Bay Area nonprofits. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from San Francisco State University.
Priti is the Senior Program Officer at the Silver Giving Foundation. Priti previously served as a Senior Consultant at Education First Consulting, where she led project teams to support diverse education sector clients. Prior to that, she worked as a Program Associate at the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation and taught and coached middle and high school science in the South Bronx, NY and Houston, TX. Priti earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Pace University and a Master of Arts in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Angelica San Jose
Angelica San Jose (née Dongallo, she/her) is a contractor working with the Silver Giving Foundation. She was previously the Senior Grants Manager and the head of the Staff Development Committee at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, which sunset in 2020. Angelica shares more than 10 years of experience in grants management and philanthropy, having also worked at both the Global Film Initiative and California Humanities. Angelica holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications and a minor in global poverty and practice from the University of California, Berkeley.
Melinda is the CFO of the Silver Giving Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Melinda was the Director of Finance overseeing the day-to-day finance operations of 5 entities at Tides, managing over $400 million in revenue and supervising 20 staff members. She has also held finance management positions at Brandeis Hillel Day School, Presidio Graduate School, Kaiser Permanente, and Heald College. Melinda has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance, both from Golden Gate University. Although Melinda’s background is in both the for profit and not-for-profit sectors, her goal is to continue to make a difference in the not-for-profit world.
As a founder of both California Education Partners and the Silver Giving Foundation, Phil Halperin has dedicated his career to the kids of California. His work has led him to champion efforts to empower and improve school districts, strengthen pre-school statewide, promote local investment in public schools, support teachers, and build robust and innovative partnerships that close opportunity gaps and help students stay on the path to success in college, career, and life. Phil earned his A.B. in Political Science from Stanford University and his MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Phil has also co-chaired six successful campaigns which have raised collectively over $4.0 billion for the public schools and children of San Francisco.