Lisa Sobrato Sonsini

Advisory Board Member

Lisa Sobrato Sonsini is Board President of the Sobrato Foundation, a private grant making foundation established in 1996. In 2007, the Foundation received the national honor of “Outstanding Foundation” awarded by the National Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Prior to establishing the Foundation, Lisa practiced for five years as a corporate associate at the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison. Lisa is passionate about working with youth, currently serving as Board President of the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund, Vice President of the Children’s Discovery Museum, and Past President of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Today’s Youth Matter and The Good Tidings Foundation. Lisa also serves as a Board member of Silicon Valley Social Ventures (SV2). Other board memberships include American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley and the Advisory Boards of UniversalGiving, Herban Health and the St. Francis High School Edge Fund. She was inducted into the San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2001, and was a member of Class XIV of the American Leadership Forum, Silicon Valley. Lisa co-authored a chapter entitled “Better Results Through Supportive Engagement” in Funding Effectiveness: Lessons in Building Nonprofit Capacity. Lisa received her JD from Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley in 1991 and her BA in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Business Administration from University of California at Los Angeles in 1988. She currently resides in Menlo Park with her husband Matthew and three children.

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