2016 MPP Alumni Fellowship Recipient JC De Vera, MPP '17

JC De Vera is an Associate Director at Hirsch Philanthropy Partners, where he collaborates with philanthropists to develop impactful solutions to issues ranging from basic needs to democracy. JC previously served as Nurturing Equity Movements Fellow at theSan Francisco Foundation, where he led the Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building, granting over $1M to grassroots organizations in the Bay Area advancing racial and economic equity. He has advanced policy change through community engagement and communications as a David Bohnett Policy Fellow for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and as Communications Manager at The Greenlining Institute, a leading California nonprofit in racial and economic justice policy.

JC currently serves as Co-Chair for the Bay Area chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and is the Chairperson for Lacuna Giving Circle, a group of queer Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) pooling resources together to democratize philanthropy and helpfill in resource gaps to organizations serving AAPI and LGBTQ+ communities. He is an alum of the Justice Funders Harmony Initiative, New Leaders Council San Francisco, and Front Line Leaders Academy. A proud Double Bruin, he holds a B.A. in Sociology and Asian American Studies from UCLA and a Master of Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Please visit JC’s LinkedIn to learn more about their professional experience.

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