SVCF names new fundraising and donor engagement leaders

SVCF is pleased to share the news that two new members will soon join our leadership team. Alex Tenorio has been named executive vice president, fundraising and business development, and Kimberly Myers Hewlett will join us as senior vice president, donor engagement.

Both these appointments are part of SVCF’s continued work to enhance important touchpoints with our donors and community partners.

Alex TenorioAlex Tenorio will start at SVCF on October 17. As EVP, fundraising and business development, he will lead SVCF’s development team. Most recently, Alex served as chief development officer at Menlo School, an independent college preparatory school in Atherton. Prior to joining Menlo, he served as senior director of development at Stanford University’s Office of Development, overseeing a wide range of staff and fundraising programs. His tenure at Stanford included the university’s most recent comprehensive campaign, which ended in 2012 with $6.2 billion raised.

Alex graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and received an MBA specializing in finance and leadership from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has served on a number of nonprofit boards and advisory councils, including the Boys & Girls Clubs, the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and most recently as president of the Parent Teacher Association at his children’s elementary school in San Carlos.

Kimberly Myers HewlettKimberly Myers Hewlett will join on November 11, and will lead the team that helps SVCF’s donors make an impact on the social issues they care most about through their philanthropy. Kimberly comes to SVCF from Stanford University, where she most recently served as associate director of corporate and foundation relations for Stanford Medical Center. There, she built relationships with a portfolio of 150 foundations and corporate donors. Earlier positions at Stanford include work as a project manager for major gifts to the medical center, and director of alumni relations for the Office of Medical Development. Prior to her time at Stanford, Kimberly worked in foundation and corporate advising for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ office in Los Angeles.

Kimberly received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford in economics and earned an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is a board member of the Myers Family Foundation, a family council member of the Flora Family Foundation, and an advisor to the National Center for Family Philanthropy. She is also vice president of the board of Seacology, an Oakland-based nonprofit focused on environmental protection of island communities around the world.

SVCF looks forward to welcoming these new members to the SVCF team and serving our community together.