Philanthropic Advisors

The EACH Foundation is a group of 25 diverse volunteer grant makers (aka, "Philanthropic Advisors") who prudently give away $30,000 per year to social causes about which they feel passionate, in the areas of Environment, Education, Arts, Animal Welfare, Community, Children, Health and Homelessness, in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii. 

Dulo Batsuh

Philanthropic Advisor. Dulo was born and raised in Mongolia, however has spent the past 20 years in the USA (Boston and now San Francisco). Life's responsibilities have kept Dulo busy, raising not only her younger sister single-handedly, but also raising her son, as well. At times trying, these life experiences have forced valuable growth and maturity. Taking her life experiences from her childhood in Soviet controlled Mongolia, Dulo studied Slavic Languages and Literature as a foundation to a better understanding of such cultures at Wellesley College, where she received her BA degree in Economics. She speaks Mongolian, English and Russian, and believes in women’s education and empowerment, as well as children’s well-being, especially in developing nations. 

Fred Blackwell

Philanthropic Advisor. San Francisco Foundation CEO Mr. Blackwell, is an Oakland native, and a nationally recognized community leader with a longstanding career in the Bay Area. Prior to joining the foundation, he served as Interim City Administrator for the City of Oakland where he previously served as the Assistant City Administrator. He was the Executive Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Development in San Francisco; he served as the Director of the Making Connections Initiative for the Annie E. Casey Foundation in the Lower San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland; he was a Multicultural Fellow in Neighborhood and Community Development at The San Francisco Foundation; and he subsequently managed a multi-year comprehensive community initiative for The San Francisco Foundation in West Oakland.

Angie Brown

Philanthropic Advisor. A true San Francisco native, Angie was born in San Francisco, grew up in Oakland, attended UC Berkeley and resides in the East Bay.  Currently leading the Development Office of a nonprofit in San Francisco, Angie has a passion for helping others.  As a single mom, she has found a work-life fulfillment in blending her non-profit work and volunteering, in addition to being on several local Board of Directors, including Superstars Literacy.

Derick Brown

Philanthropic Advisor. Derick Brown has over 20 years of experience leading community and neighborhood engagement strategies to some of the world’s most complex problems. Brown is the Senior Community Engagement Advisor at the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and liaison to the Mayor’s Office.
His role is to ensure that SFPD meets its commitment to work in partnership with the neighborhoods and communities of San Francisco to improve the overall quality of life for all San Francisco residents. As Senior Advisor, Brown advises the Police Chief along with the Command Staff and keeps them appraised regarding the issues and concerns of the many diverse communities within San Francisco. He also focuses on establishing partnerships between external agencies and private sector entities.
Prior to SFPD, he worked for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office as the Director of Neighborhood Services, Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department. A San Francisco native, he graduated from George Washington High School and then began working in youth development. While working, he attended City College of San Francisco and graduated with honors from UC Berkeley. He then became a Fellow with the CORO Fellowship Program in Public Affairs which develops the next generation of aspiring change makers.

Jennifer Dailey

Philanthropic Advisor. Jennifer Dailey is a native to Southern Marin- third generation Bay Area living in Mill Valley.  Her ties to San Francisco Bay run deep- an avid sailor and yachtswoman following in her family's’ heritage. But she also loves the mountain snow and in the winter, you can find her hill climbing in the backcountry on her snowmobile.  She works in San Francisco at Dailey Financial Group as a Certified Financial Planner.  She is passionate about improving the emotional and physical well-being for those experiencing severe health challenges.

Phil Dillard

Philanthropic Advisor. Phil lives in San Francisco's North Beach with an awesome view of the Bay and a fantastic dining room where he spends time leading Ben Franklin discussion sessions among his civic-minded cohort. Phil is the founder and CEO of Black Ant Consulting which focuses on management, innovation, and strategic consulting. He is an entrepreneur in residence at BMNT, a consulting company founded by veterans that works with private companies and governmental organizations. He serves as a mentor at Stanford's Lean Startup and is a founding partner of VETCON, an annual entrepreneur conference. He is board president of Civicorps, a charter school and social enterprise based in west Oakland. Phil has been an adjunct professor of negotiation at Golden Gate University's Ageno School of Business since 2011. He earned a BS from the US Naval Academy and an MBA in finance and strategy from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In his free time he enjoys sailing, paddle-boarding, and beach combing for rare and unique fragments of colorful sea glass. 

Mark Few

Philanthropic Advisor. Mark resides in North Beach in San Francisco, and is Global Client Director for Lenovo Corporation. He enjoys working with Big Brothers/Big Sisters as a mentor, and snow boarding in Tahoe on weekends, especially the back bowls at Sugar Bowl after a huge winter squall. Mark supports vital Bay Area causes in the areas of Arts and Community, and frequently can be seen listening to intriguing talks presented at the Battery in SF. 

Chelsea Ialeggio

Philanthropic Advisor.  Chelsea lives in Mill Valley, California with her wonderful husband, two children, and lovable pooch named Jack. She makes it a point to help the needy, under-privileged children, and at-risk animals. In her non-free time, Chelsea works as Managing Director for the Vanguard Marin County office, having spent over 15 years in real estate at Sotheby's and other notable firms, following her successful years in investment banking at Montgomery Securities. She enjoys helping her clients buy and sell beautiful homes in Marin County, and gives a percentage of her revenue to charity. Chelsea has most recently been supporting one of the oldest nursery schools on the West Coast, Sausalito Nursery School (founded in 1942), for which she volunteers much of her time. 

Gideon Lett

Philanthropic Advisor. Gideon lives in San Francisco and works as VP, Government Affairs at TechNet, enjoys sailing and working with under-privileged youth as well as devoting a large chunk of time helping The Guardsmen fulfill their non-profit mission. On weekends, Gideon can be found listening intently to educational talks at the Battery, as well as traveling to DC for governmental engagements surrounding the Technology industry.

Lisa McKay

Philanthropic Advisor. Born in British Columbia, this Canuck came to California four years ago and hasn't looked back since. Working for a health care IT software company on a project at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Lisa enjoys working in the field of improving health care. Her philanthropic areas of interest include animal welfare, the environment, and human rights initiatives. In her free time she enjoys mountain biking on Mt. Tam, sailing on the Bay, and cross country skiing at Royal Gorge in the Sierras.  

Matthew O'Grady

Philanthropic Advisor. Matt is an avid road cyclist, enjoys life in San Francisco which he calls home, enjoys weekend getaways to Mendocino, and supports numerous charities in the Bay Area. In his professional life Matt runs O'Grady Consulting, a non-profit development consulting firm based in the City, specializing in governance, strategic restructuring, and executive transition. Matt has been recognized as one of the top authorities on public charity governance and leadership in the non-profit sector. 

Arthur Patryk

Philanthropic Advisor. Arthur resides in Fremont, California, and is dedicated to helping the world become more familiar with its symmetry through creatively designed trade show exhibits. Arthur holds a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College, spent years with the CIA performing intelligence analysis, works on political campaigns and public outreach, seeking to empower individuals and organizations through education and civic action. On weekends, Arthur can be often found hobnobbing among Berkeley's literati elite, or standing in line to watch the latest Star Wars installment at the movie theater. He also is fond of boogie boarding off the raw, uncharted eastern shores of the island of Kauai. 

Khadevis Robinson

Philanthropic Advisor. Khadevis is a consistent presence on the Track and Field scene both as a  Two-Time Olympic athlete and as a Team USA Coach for Pan American,  NACAC and World Championships Teams.  Khadevis educational interests are Social Work and Public Administration. Having coached at UNLV, LSU and The Ohio State,  Khadevis enjoys working with individuals by helping them pursue their passion. As a Co-Founder of the 501 C3, Youth Track and Running Club, former President of the TFAA ( Track and Field Athletes Association) and a volunteer for Athletes for Hope, Khadevis has been able to fulfill his goal to leave the world a better place through service.  He enjoys playing Chess, running, lifting weights, speaking and Reading.  He believes that every person has an inner Olympian which is one major goal that sparks their Passion. He feels that given the proper environment,  assistance, guidance, support and the best vehicle, every individual will have a better chance of fulfilling their Olympic size Goals in life. 

Veronica Rubio

Philanthropic Advisor. Veronica lives in Mill Valley, California, and is passionate about supporting charities in the areas of Health, particularly those involving cancer and terminal illnesses. She herself is a cancer survivor, and is grateful to have to opportunity to encourage and assist those who have gone through the pain and struggles she has endured. Veronica is a CFP and Financial Advisor working at Charles Schwab and enjoys time with her beautiful five year old daughter. On weekends she is often found hiking and biking in the Marin Headlands, counting her blessings every day. 

Ginell Santos, VP Secretary

Philanthropic Advisor.  Ginell lives in San Francisco where she dedicates her philanthropic heart to youth, STEM education, and athletics. Her professional work is in the law as an attorney, and her practice spans family law work to intellectual property rulings. On weekends Ginell enjoys speed skating, ice hockey, surfing, and golf before whipping up delectable meals for friends.

Lionel Shaw, President & Founder

Philanthropic Advisor. Lionel envisioned a highly transparent, impossibly efficient and radically inclusive 501(c)3 non-profit when he crafted the model for EACH in 2009 (originally a self-funded donor-advised fund at the San Francisco Foundation). His idea to give the gift of giving to 30 big-hearted volunteers resulted in $4 million of grant money going to over 700 unique charities in three years with zero labor costs. He also runs the "finanthropic," Index-ETF/Options trading firm, Cáritas​ Investment Advisors, LLC , which gives up to 25% of its revenue to charity, "Cáritas" meaning charity in Latin. Lionel has been a board member of Alta Plaza Preschool, Creative Growth Art Center, Pets Unlimited, and is an active alum of Claremont Graduate School, Town School for Boys, and Occidental College. In his free time he saves slugs from getting squished on Mt. Tam's biking trails, sails the San Francisco Bay, and writes creatively on subjects of social fiction and political theater.

Thomas Shepard, VP Marketing

Philanthropic Advisor. Tom is a long-time resident of the Bay Area, currently residing in Mill Valley, CA, and is a one-time ski resort executive. Tom was the mastermind behind VISA International's marketing efforts, including global co-branding, destination marketing, and partnerships such as  Disney, World Cup Soccer, and Olympics. He also was CEO for the Festival Network, an outdoor music festival company. Currently, Tom is a partner at 21 Sports & Entertainment Marketing and is the Chairman of USA Pentathlon, one of the United States Olympic Committees’ national governing bodies. He enjoys playing soccer and watching his son play lacrosse, as well as being a passionate fly fisherman. His area of social impact focuses primarily on the environmental conservation space, as well as youth conservation stewardship.

Marc Spencer

Philanthropic Advisor. Marc enjoys live professional sporting matches, art, music, film, and travel to exotic and unusual lands. He is Chief Executive Officer of Summer Search, a national nonprofit which helps youth find purpose through year-round mentoring support for youth who desire a college education but find it difficult to get there due to difficult circumstances beyond their control.  Marc has an Ed.D in Education from University of San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA. Marc has extensive nonprofit experience, having recently moved on from his post as CEO of JUMA Ventures in San Francisco. 

Jack Steffen, VP Community Outreach

Philanthropic Advisor. As a 4th generation San Franciscan native, Jack has many childhood memories meeting family friends from North Beach & the Mission to Candlestick Park and from Lincoln Park to Harding Park & The Olympic Club. San Francisco, northern Daly City, Marin & Sonoma Counties were a great extended backyard for a kid. At age 8 yrs old he started delivering the SF Chronicle & Examiner newspaper before and after school and caddying at SFGC on the weekends. A well-known businessman in the wine industry for 4 decades, which began by creating the International Wine Selection for The Jug Shop SF. His philanthropic interests support many thousands of children from Sonoma County, Marin, East Bay & San Francisco to San Diego. He also supports children in Montana and Denver Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Center and The Pearl for Every Girl in Denver. He adores his 4 sisters, two daughters, 2 beautiful granddaughters and his many friends that he grew up with the many that have blessed him with new friendships along the way.

Stevy Stephens

Philanthropic Advisor. Stevy’s diverse cultural, academic and professional background in Finance, Fashion, Technology, Cosmetics, Nutraceuticals and Medical Diagnostics offers a special perspective toward solving and supporting formidable and often, long term solutions to complex problems that help people and communities become resilient.
As an Enthusiastic Philanthropic Advisor for the EACH Foundation, my interests and focus support local and national nonprofit organizations focusing on Personal + Community Environmental Resilience, Academic Success, Civility in Citizenry/Civics and Communities Surviving Toxic Tragedies such as the Sonoma/Napa and Butte County Fires of 2017-2018.
I am especially interested in supporting non-profit organizations, programs, and projects whose success offers turnkey opportunities for other communities suffering from Toxic Environmental Tragedies. Utilizing well structured and successful programs allow other struggling communities to work smarter, not harder in times of acute distress.
Moreover, I am surviving a crippling and chronic autoimmune disease which has catapulted me into the realm of Professional Patient and Advocate for Invisible Illnesses.

Steve Talan, VP Operations

Philanthropic Advisor. Steve is a northern California native, spending his formative years in the Golden State, and graduating from U.C. Davis with a B.A. degree in Political Science.  Over the next decade plus, Steve took his education and passion on the road and developed his professional skills in the area of Sales, Pricing and Operations, in places as far flung as the Aloha State and Miami, with a stint in the Big Apple and Los Angeles.  Steve began working for LexisNexis Risk Solutions while living in Miami, and is still with them today providing Pricing expertise for their Fortune 500 clients.   Steve currently resides in Marin County, minutes north of San Francisco, and finds philanthropy to be second nature having been involved with charitable fundraising since the early 90's.  In addition to volunteering for a few non-profit organizations, he spends much of his free time hiking, playing tennis, perusing art galleries and museums and writing screenplays.  Steve is an advocate for the arts, marginalized children and endangered animals, and its no surprise that much of his philanthropic impact focuses on those areas.

Peter Towle

Philanthropic Advisor. A fifth-generation San Franciscan, Pete finds himself in an ongoing struggle with his two teenage daughters to get them off their phones and to go trail running with him in the Marin Headlands. Pete also enjoys fly fishing…anywhere, surfing…anywhere, and navigating through the masses on foot in downtown San Francisco where he is CFO of mscripts, LLC, a mobile health start up based in the City. He also is adept at avoiding trees while skiing in Tahoe.

Lucy Wu

Philanthropic Advisor.  Lucy has lived in San Francisco since 2003, residing in Cow Hollow with her Havapoo pooch, Rodi.  Lucy is an activist promoting animal rights, and focuses on helping improve the quality of life for low income families in the Bay Area.  She is a Senior Account Executive for NBC Bay Area, and during her free time attends NFL, NBA, and NHL games, and regularly attends cultural events at the SF MOMA, the Asian Art Museum (where she has served as a docent), and the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. 

Alex Gault, VP Marketing

Philanthropic Advisor. Alex is an entrepreneur with extensive experience producing interactive experiences for digital and media platforms. After living in San Francisco for 12 years, he moved to Calgary, Canada. In addition to volunteering with EACH Foundation, Alex is a trustee of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Foundation, and a director of the Alberta Media Production Industry Association (AMPIA). 

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