Research Gala 2018
AGENDA & SPEAKERS
Victor Shin (VP, Bank of the West) - Victor has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, along with being a Senior Adjunct Professor since 2013. Currently he is the Vice President, Branch Manager for Bank of the West in downtown Oakland. He has held various senior positions amongst major institutions, such as Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, Comerica Bank and First Republic.
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Kevin Ahlstrom (Associate, Baker Botts LLP) - Born and raised in Southern California, Kevin recently moved to the Bay Area, where he is an attorney at the law firm of Paul Hastings. Kevin developed a love for books as a child, when he and his dad read "The Chronicles of Narnia" together. Books have shaped his life, and he wants to help others experience the same excitement and satisfaction that he has found in reading.
Arum Lansel (Program Operations Manager, David & Lucile Packard Foundation) - Arum Lee Lansel is the Program Operations Manager for the Organizational Effectiveness team. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a Senior Project Officer for Tetra Tech DPK, a consulting firm that helps developing and transitioning countries establish the rule of law and develop sustainable government and justice systems that are responsive, transparent, and fair. She also previously worked for International Justice Mission (IJM), a non-profit organization working to protect the poor from violence in the developing world. At IJM, she managed the international fellows program and helped deploy hundreds of students and young professionals to 14 project sites around the world.
Kurtis Kludt (Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Real Ventures)- Kurtis Kludt is a Managing Director at Silicon Valley Real Ventures and manages SVRV's Global Real Estate Segregated Portfolio. He is CEO of ANA Holdings (Angel Networking Access), a diversified management and consulting company. Kurtis works with and supports non-profit organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Poppy Foundation Animal Hospital.
Henry Kim (Founder & CEO, Luminosus Talent)
Seth Gottleib (Partner, Cooley LLP)
Ankesh Kumar (Serial Entrepreneur, Currently building out Personic and Shartivity)
Connie Ellerbach (Partner, Fenwick & West LLP)
Claire Chang (Startup Investor)
John Delaney (Software Engineer, Salesforce)
Jennifer E. Villa (Trustee, Villa Family Foundation)
Eric Forgaard (Civic Engagement Specialist, County of San Mateo and Director, Job Train)
Tarah Evans (Executive Director, Franklin (Pitch) and Catherine Johnson Foundation)
Lyn Jason Cobb (Realtor)
Raised so far
Report Card Results 2016-2017 - Fourth year of our school resport cards analysis shows that 10 Books A Home graduates are performing at or above grade level. In fact, they are outperforming 47% of CA students in math. Read the full report here.
Project Nudge - A First Look at the Influence of 10 Books A Home on a Child with Autism.Read the full report here and watch the video report here.
Learn more about our research agenda at: http://www.10booksahome.org/research.html