Jessica Weare

Vice President, Corporate Responsiblity

Jessica brings a wealth of experience to her role at the foundation. Prior to joining SVCF, she spent seven years directing Microsoft’s philanthropic work in Silicon Valley, supporting nonprofits working in education, workforce development and civic technology. She managed Microsoft’s local employee engagement program at an 87% participation rate.

Presently, Jessica serves on the board of directors of Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits as well as the board of California Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is also a senior fellow of American Leadership Forum. In her role on United Way Bay Area’s public policy committee, Jessica has successfully advocated in Sacramento and Washington D.C. for legislation strengthening public education, healthcare, economic mobility and charitable giving.

Jessica received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and she holds a doctorate from Stanford University. She has completed additional training in cross-sector collaboration at Harvard Business School, corporate social responsibility at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and design thinking at Stanford.