FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2018
THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ELECTS HECTOR JAVIER PRECIADO AS NEWEST MEMBER
Preciado Joins as Foundation Pursues an Ambitious Social Justice Vision for East Bay Region
Oakland, CA – The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF), the Bay Area’s first and oldest community foundation, announced today the appointment of Hector Javier Preciado as its newest board trustee. Mr. Preciado is a Manager at LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, where he leads an Inbound Sales Development team and is Founder of Linkedin’s Latinx employee resource group, HOLA.
“We are honored that Hector has decided to join the Foundation at such an important time for us,” said Board Chair Mark Friedman. “He is an emerging community leader whose background, experience and passion for the East Bay make him a natural fit with our mission. We are confident that he will bring a fresh perspective to the board – particularly the increasing importance of technology and social media — to ensure that the East Bay is a region that works for everyone.”
Founded in 1928, the East Bay Community Foundation mobilizes financial assets and community leadership to transform the lives of people with pressing needs throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. “A community foundation’s primary task is to evolve to ensure it can address the changing dynamics of the community it serves,” said President and CEO, James W. Head. He continued, “With inequality increasingly affecting the region, EBCF is remaking itself – moving beyond a charity model – to become a true change catalyst – adopting proven strategies like policy advocacy and civic engagement to improve outcomes for those furthest from opportunity. Hector’s longstanding commitment to community will be a real asset for the Foundation.”
Preciado first launched his career at the Greenlining Institute where he spent nine (9) years in various positions, ultimately becoming Greenlining’s first Chief Operating Officer. He holds an AA in Liberal Studies from Mt. San Antonio College, a BA in Sociology from Pomona College, in Claremont, CA and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. “I am beyond excited to begin my tenure at EBCF with an experienced senior team and accomplished board members,” said Preciado. “I look forward to working together to structure philanthropic investments in ways that will have transformative results for the East Bay.”
Guided by the concept that social justice movements are critical drivers of change, the foundation believes that strengthening low-income communities and communities of color through power building, leadership development, and civic engagement strategies are central to creating better outcomes for the entire East Bay. “The win for us will be when communities with the greatest need can live their lives fully,” remarked Head. We cannot change the past but we can start today to make new realities possible.”
Founded in 1928, and supported by over 400 local donors, the East Bay Community Foundation mobilizes financial assets and community leadership to transform the lives of people in the East Bay with pressing needs. This means bringing together the financial resources and leadership capabilities of charitable-fund holders with those of government, business, private foundations, and non-profit service providers in coordinated, grantmaking efforts to positively affect social change. The Foundation is committed to advancing a Just East Bay; where all members of our community are treated fairly; resulting in equitable opportunity and outcomes. In 2017, in partnership with our donors, EBCF granted more than $46 million to local nonprofit organizations and has charitable assets under management of $330 million. For more information, please visit www.ebcf.org.
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