Joe joined Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) in 2012 and became Executive Director in 2013. Prior to joining LACF, Joe spent over 25 years utilizing his high tech marketing management experience with companies including Extreme Networks, Lucent Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, and several startups.
Under his leadership at LACF, the Foundation has increased its impact in the three communities it serves, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View, through grants, programs, and initiatives. In addition, LACF doubled its fundraising and tripled the Foundation’s assets to $15.7M; its Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have increased tenfold. In 2018, LACF, through DAFs and programs, gave over $1.1M in local grants and scholarships. Since its inception in 1991, LACF has given over $10M in grants.
An active community volunteer, Joe is currently a member of the Los Altos Rotary Club. Previously he served on the Environmental Commission for the City of Los Altos, as a member of Los Altos Forward where he started the monthly First Friday events, as an Eagle Scout advisor for Los Altos Troop 37, and as a board member and treasurer for the Los Altos Educational Foundation.
In July 2019 Joe announced his retirement from LACF. He plans to remain in the ED role until a successor is selected and looks forward to remaining involved in the community.