Casey leads the Philanthropic Services team, managing the Founders Pledge DAF program. She has the great pleasure of stewarding contributions and grants across the US and EMEA.
Most recently, Casey spent 12 years at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, where she led the Donor Engagement and Grants Administration teams. There, she worked alongside families and foundations to create strategic giving plans that helped to turn values into impactful philanthropy, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars deployed locally, nationally, and around the world.
Casey has a BA in Creative Arts and an MS in Justice Studies, both from San Jose State University. An eighth generation native of San Francisco, Casey has traded the fog for sunnier skies, and now makes her home along the San Francisco Peninsula, with her husband, son, and daughter.
Q&A with Casey
Q: If you could choose anyone famous (real or fictional) to have dinner with who would they be and why?
Famous in local philanthropy circles, I'd have dinner with my late mentor and my daugther's namesake, Leigh Stilwell. I'd ask her all my burning questions, say all the things I never got to say, and thank her for all she gave to me and to the world.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a lawyer and then a judge. My father says as a child, I was always sought after to settle schoolyard squabbles!
Q: If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?
A romantic comedy, played by Blake Lively. But I'd be too busy raising children and trolling my husband, Ryan Reynolds, on Instagram to make a movie. It would likely have to be a documentary... or cautionary tale!