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MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Foundation is led by its Board of Directors, who all possess a deep and personal commitment to education and the San Francisco Peninsula area. Their visionary leadership, professional expertise and dedicated service has helped the Foundation thrive.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
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Farralon has served on the Board since January 2014 and she serves as the Chair of the Board. Farralon is a Senior Financial Associate for the SRI (Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing) Group at RBC Wealth Management.     

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Regina Wallace-Jones is a dual career professional, leading in the capacity of tech executive and public servant.
 
Regina is the Senior Vice President of Product & Engineering at at Mindbody Inc., a company whose… 

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Quita Highsmith, MBA, is the Chief Diversity Officer at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and leads the diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy across the organization. In this role, she is responsible for advancing...    

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Secretary

Stacy joined the Board in 2018 and began her tenure as Treasurer in 2019. An experienced litigator, Stacy’s legal practice included complex business litigation, class action defense, intellectual property...  

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MEMBERS

Abayomi has served on the Board since 2017 as a community member. She has the distinct privilege of having received a four year scholarship from the Foundation when she was a student in 1998, which she credits as a personal...  

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Barbara has served on the Board since June 1999. Barbara is a retired Assistant Principal from the San Francisco Unified School District. A graduate of Prairie View A&M University with a BS, Barbara also holds a MS in Education Administration...  

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Bessie has served on the Board since June 2000. Currently, Bessie serves as Leadership Coach to seven graduate students from the University of California at Berkeley. Holding a MA in School Administration and Leadership, Bessie was a...    

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Bettye has served on the Board since August 2010. Currently, Bettye is the Business Manager for the Biology Department in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, where she is responsible for the overall...

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Crystal-Marie Mitchell is a Program Manager + Entrepreneur + Blogger + Vlogger + Designer + Social Media Siren. She is founder of The Diva Inc. Magazine and is Creative Director of IsrylDesigns.

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As Mozilla’s Senior Vice President of Innovation Ecosystems, Imo is responsible for cultivating new innovative ideas and technology from conception to launch outside Mozilla’s core products. In addition to product...

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Jerlena Griffin-Desta joined the Board in 2020. She serves as Chief of Staff to the President and Chief Diversity Officer at Sonoma State University SSU), where she oversees all programs, initiatives, and operations within the Office of the President, and is the...  

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Monica has served on the board since February 2020. She has been with the Genentech/Roche organization for 30 years, where she currently holds the position of Operations Program Director. In this role, Monica provides strategic... 

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Quincy Highsmith is a retired United States Marine and graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University....  

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ANNUAL REPORTS

We welcome you to view the Foundation’s annual reports for each year given below.

We are proud to present our 2019 Annual Report. The 2019 year was very successful and we are grateful for your support.

The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the San Francisco and Peninsula area by supporting programs that foster educational growth and to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and awards. We were founded in 1999. Over the past eight years, our signature event has been our Financial Fortitude Workshop that has impacted over 1,000 individuals.

 

The Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation strives to create positive change in communities throughout the San Francisco Peninsula area. Delta, a symbol for change, represents the spirit of the Foundation. Established in 1999 as a non-profit organization by members of the San Francisco Peninsula Alumnae Chapter (SFPAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Foundation was created as a separate legal entity to improve the quality of life for residents throughout the San Francisco Peninsula area. The Foundation’s primary goals are to support programs that promote educational growth and provide financial assistance in the form of educational scholarships to local students.

 

Over the years, the Foundation has successfully raised more than $500,000 in funds by cultivating a strong donor base and hosting community events and programs, including the Financial Fortitude Workshop series. Proceeds raised by the Foundation are directly used to fund scholarships for underrepresented youth throughout the San Francisco Peninsula area. Eligible scholarship recipients receive support for four years. 

 

Since 2006, we have given four-year scholarships to sixteen students totaling $165,165.00. Ten of our students have graduated from college. Six students remain in various four-year colleges.  One of our scholarship recipients, now a MD, serves on the Board.  In May, 2018, a scholarship recipient graduated from USC School of Law and is now employed by the Tucker Law Firm in Los Angeles.  Presently, each scholarship recipient receives $5,000 per year for four years.

 

The Foundation works closely with SFPAC as well as other community organizations to raise funds for the Foundation and SFPAC administer the scholarships. However, the Foundation is an entirely separate organization and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

 

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.