Speaker Bio

Jody serves as Director of Grantmaking at SV2, managing SV2's philanthropic Grant Rounds and Family Philanthropy. She has been an SV2 Partner since 2008 and has served as a Lead Partner and SV2 Board member. SV2,Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, is a vibrant community of more than 200 individuals and families who have joined together to learn about effective giving and invest in innovative social ventures. SV2 has supported more than 80 social ventures with more than $5 million in direct funding, supplemented by millions of dollars in follow-on contributions from Partners. Jody is also Director of Community Relations for Consulting Within Reach, a consulting firm that provides strategy, marketing, fundraising, and technology services to the social sector in the Bay Area. She is the founder and former president of the Hammer Montessori Foundation which supports an innovative public Montessori school in the San Jose Unified School District. She is also a Managing Director of The Campbell Foundation, a family foundation which primarily supports education for under-served children, youth and women. She holds an AB in History and Literature from Harvard University.

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