New Board Chair & Thank You

We are thrilled to announce that Jim Basile has been elected the new SV2 Board Chair. Jim previously served as Vice Chair of the Board and as Secretary. He joined SV2 five years ago, when Silicon Valley Urban Debate League (SVUDL) became a Grantee/Community Partner; Jim served on SVUDL’s Board and saw an opportunity for further learning and impact by joining the SV2 community as well. He brings both keen insight and a sense of humor to his engagement and leadership at SV2. Jim’s appointment comes on the heels of the previously announced appointments of David Dill, Clara Roa and Joyce Song to the Board

We are deeply appreciative of outgoing Board Chair Alison Elliott’s expert guidance of SV2 over the past two years, through a pandemic and a CEO transition. As a long-time, engaged Partner, Grant Round leader, and Board member, Alison brought wisdom and experience that served SV2 well in this past season. We’re grateful that Alison will remain on the Board, continuing to serve on the Executive Committee to ensure a smooth transition to Jim as Chair. 

It is also with deep gratitude that we celebrate the impact of outgoing SV2 Board member Tony Stayner, who will continue to lead and engage in many ways as a Partner next year. Tony has served on the SV2 Board for the past six years, including serving as Board Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Tony is known at SV2 for his optimism, empathy, and continual pursuit of social impact, particularly through the work of impact investing. Going forward, Tony will continue as an active member of the Impact Investing Working Group and leader of the Impact Investing Interest Circle, as well as serving on the Visionary Leadership Circle Steering Committee. Stay tuned for more on a multi-part learning series on Investing in Climate Solutions that Tony will be helping to plan next year.

Join us in welcoming Jim to his new position and thanking Alison and Tony for their Board leadership and service.