Jessica Weare ’02
Vice President of Corporate Responsibility
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Jessica is Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at SVCF. Her team partners with more than 70 companies on the strategy and execution of their corporate philanthropy. Before joining SVCF, she spent seven years directing Microsoft’s philanthropic work in Silicon Valley, driving record participation in the local employee engagement program and supporting nonprofits working in education, workforce development, and civic technology.
Jessica has served on the boards of the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits and California Humanities. She is a senior fellow of American Leadership Forum. In her role on United Way Bay Area’s public policy committee, Jessica successfully advocated in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., for legislation strengthening public education, healthcare, economic mobility, and charitable giving.
Jessica received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and holds a doctorate from Stanford University. She has completed additional training in cross-sector collaboration at Harvard Business School, in corporate social responsibility at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, and in design thinking at Stanford.