ALF thanks the following Senior Fellows for their tremendous support. Their gifts allow ALF to offer scholarships to non-profits and public sector Fellows, as well as support meaningful impact work in the Valley.




Leadership Circle members are our top supporters, committing to a contribution of $50,000 annually for three years. Leadership Circle members allow us to offer scholarships to non-profits and public sector Fellows, and to leverage the resources of the ALF network for the common good.

Randy Pond, Class XVII    Lisa Sonsini, Class XIV / Education XXVI


“I continue to support ALF because I believe the networks we create are a huge asset to our community.”

– Randy Pond, Retired Senior Vice President, Cisco
John W. Gardner Award Winner, 2014
ALF Leadership Circle, 2016








A Financial Class Matcher is a Senior Fellow who commits to a significant matching contribution payable over five years. The Senior Fellow’s classmates match the installment each year, for a total annual class contribution of $30,000.


Greg Avis, Class XI

Ned Barnholt, Class IX

Madeline Fackler, Class XXVII

Charles Geschke, Class X

Dotty Hayes, Class XIX

Karen King, Class XXIV

Jim Koshland, Class XXV

Steve Smith, Class XIV


Additional support provided by:

  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The David and Lucille Packard Foundation

ALF provides up to $150,000 in scholarships each year to leaders who are not able to cover the costs of tuition, ensuring that each class reflects the incredible diversity of Silicon Valley.

To learn how you can support ALF’s work, contact CEO Suzanne St. John-Crane.

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