Board of Directors

GFE is governed by a board of directors comprised of grantmakers currently employed by or serving as trustees of foundations that are GFE members. Board members serve three-year terms.

Richard Tagle

Chairperson

The Andy Roddick Foundation

Chief Executive Officer

Sara Sneed

Vice Chairperson

The NEA Foundation

President and CEO

Paul Herdman

Treasurer

Rodel

President & CEO

Lynn Alvarez

Member

ECMC Foundation

Vice President, Programs and Strategy

Sophie Fanelli

Member

Stuart Foundation

President

John Fitzpatrick

Member

Communities Foundation of Texas

Executive Director, Educate Texas

John Garcia III

Member

Greater LA Education Foundation

President

Elizabeth González

Member

College Futures Foundation

Chief Program & Strategy Officer

Charmaine Mercer

Member

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Program Officer, Education

Edward Smith

Member

The Kresge Foundation

Program Officer-Education

LaVerne Evans Srinivasan

Member

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Vice President and Program Director