Our Leadership Team

As a nimble team, we're continually testing unconventional ways to make the philanthropic experience more enjoyable and straightforward.

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Catherine Crystal Foster

Catherine
Crystal Foster

Chief Executive Officer

Catherine is an entrepreneurial social sector leader who has worked across disciplines to drive positive change for more than 20 years. Before co-founding Magnify Community, she served as Executive Director of the Westly Foundation, where she expanded grantmaking and the foundation's signature prize for young social innovators. Catherine also served as Executive Director of the Peninsula College Fund, where she scaled the organization into its next stage. Previously, as founder of Policy & Advocacy Consulting, she provided strategy, evaluation, and policy expertise to leading nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, ranging from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to The California Endowment to the Children’s Defense Fund.

Catherine also authored the District of Columbia’s local comprehensive welfare reform legislation, and worked as a public interest lawyer and director of a national children’s policy advocacy program.

She is an advisory board member of the Palo Alto Community Fund, advisor to multiple social sector organizations, and active community volunteer. Catherine earned a BA from Yale University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

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Kathy Jackson

Kathy
Jackson

Managing Director

Kathy most recently served as CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, a $131 million organization that provides more than 1 million meals per week to Silicon Valley residents. In 2014 she was honored as Network Leader of the Year by Feeding America.

Before entering the nonprofit world, Kathy spent 23 years in asset-based leasing and lending as a managing director with Bank of America Leasing and Capital, GATX Capital Corporation, and D'Accord Incorporated.

She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Cilker Orchards Management Corporation, and Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee for CAI International, Inc. (NYSE: CAI).

Kathy has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University.

 

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Aude Anquetil

Aude
Anquetil

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Aude brings over a decade of experience advising individuals and corporations in their philanthropy, supporting high-performing nonprofits, and forming meaningful partnerships that support organizational growth and social responsibility. She most recently served as the US Managing Director for the Epic Foundation, overseeing fundraising and grantmaking for its US portfolio, supporting disadvantaged youth.

Her expertise includes working with top incubators, venture capitalists, and growing start-ups to embed philanthropy into their business models.

Prior to joining Epic, Aude worked within the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors in the US and Europe. She is involved in the Advisors in Philanthropy Bay Area Chapter, and serves on the Board of Watering Minds. She holds a Master's Degree in Marketing, and an MBA from France's NEOMA Business School.