Our Board

The BASIC Fund Board of directors consists of prestigious individuals across the Bay Area, providing a wealth of experience and passion for our mission. Many of our directors have supported the BASIC Fund for over ten years.

The Board meets three times per year, and works tirelessly to aid our strategic and fundraising objectives. It is thanks to the dedication of our board and their commitment to cover all our administrative costs that 100% of the funds we raise are immediately translated into scholarships, putting children into seats.

Board Officers

Kenneth T. Derr Chairman Retired Chairman & CEO Chevron Corporation

Kenneth T. Derr
Chairman

Retired Chairman & CEO
Chevron Corporation

J. William Morris III President Retired Area Assurance Managing Partner, KPMG LLP  

J. William Morris III
President

Retired Area Assurance Managing Partner, KPMG LLP

 

Steven S. Klein Vice President President, Bridge Partners  

Steven S. Klein
Vice President

President, Bridge Partners

 

Jeremy Peters Treasurer Partner, KPMG LLP

Jeremy Peters
Treasurer

Partner, KPMG LLP

I am proud to have been one of the founders of The BASIC Fund. By helping children gain a better education in their earliest years, they have a better chance.
— Arthur Rock, President Emeritus

Directors

Richard C. Barker Retired Chairman Capital International Limited

Richard C. Barker
Retired Chairman
Capital International Limited

Robert G. Barrett General Partner FTVentures why I'm involved

Robert G. Barrett
General Partner
FTVentures

why I'm involved

Richard J. Bertero Retired Founding Director RREEF

Richard J. Bertero
Retired Founding Director
RREEF

Cabot Brown Founder & CEO Carabiner LLC

Cabot Brown
Founder & CEO
Carabiner LLC

James P. Conn Retired Chief Investment Officer Transamerica Co.

James P. Conn
Retired Chief Investment Officer
Transamerica Co.

John Couch VP, Investment Management Goldman, Sachs & Co. why I'm involved

John Couch
VP, Investment Management
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

why I'm involved

R. Stephen Doyle Retired Chairman Montgomery Asset Management

R. Stephen Doyle
Retired Chairman
Montgomery Asset Management

Jeffrey G. Edwards Founder and Managing General Partner JGE Capital Management LLC

Jeffrey G. Edwards
Founder and Managing General Partner
JGE Capital Management LLC

Byron Gill Partner and Investment Officer Indus Capital Partners

Byron Gill
Partner and Investment Officer
Indus Capital Partners

Brian Griggs President Griggs Group

Brian Griggs
President
Griggs Group

James H. Herbert, II Chairman and CEO First Republic Bank why I’m involved

James H. Herbert, II
Chairman and CEO
First Republic Bank

why I’m involved

Craig R. Johnson Vice Chairman JMP Group

Craig R. Johnson
Vice Chairman
JMP Group

Rupert  H. Johnson, Jr. Member, Office of the Chairman Franklin Resources, Inc.

Rupert  H. Johnson, Jr.
Member, Office of the Chairman
Franklin Resources, Inc.

John E. Kerrigan, Jr. Chief Investment Officer, Santa Clara University

John E. Kerrigan, Jr.
Chief Investment Officer, Santa Clara University

Jacquelyn Kung Chief Operating Officer ClearCare why I’m involved

Jacquelyn Kung
Chief Operating Officer
ClearCare

why I’m involved

James A. McCarthy Founder & Chairman Emeritus Retired Managing Director, Merrill Lynch

James A. McCarthy
Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Retired Managing Director, Merrill Lynch

Edward McDermott Former Managing Partner SPO Partners

Edward McDermott
Former Managing Partner
SPO Partners

Stephen L. Millham Consultant Farallon Capital Management

Stephen L. Millham
Consultant
Farallon Capital Management

Paul F. Morton Chief Executive Officer The Morton Foundation

Paul F. Morton
Chief Executive Officer
The Morton Foundation

Tim Ranzetta Principal Innovate Foundation

Tim Ranzetta
Principal
Innovate Foundation

William T. Ring Regional Director Capital Guardian Trust Company

William T. Ring
Regional Director
Capital Guardian Trust Company

Eric A. Schwartz Principal The Sherman Clay Group why I'm involved

Eric A. Schwartz
Principal
The Sherman Clay Group

why I'm involved

Daniel F. Sivolella Managing Director J.P. Morgan

Daniel F. Sivolella
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan

Warren E. “Ned” Spieker, Jr. Managing Partner Spieker Partners

Warren E. “Ned” Spieker, Jr.
Managing Partner
Spieker Partners

Michael W. Wilsey Chief Executive Officer Wilsey Bennett Inc.

Michael W. Wilsey
Chief Executive Officer
Wilsey Bennett Inc.

 
 

Past Directors - Thank you for your service

Julie Divola

Julie Divola

June McCarthy

June McCarthy

George Richard

George Richard

Arthur Rock Founder & President Emeritus Principal, Arthur Rock & Co.

Arthur Rock
Founder & President Emeritus
Principal, Arthur Rock & Co.