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Portfolio Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Christy Chin is a portfolio director at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. Christy is responsible for identifying and supporting Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneurs as well as cultivating and engaging donors in new funds. Before joining Draper Richards Kaplan, Christy was the Deputy Director of The Philanthropy Workshop West at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she led the alumni program and contributed to strategic planning. TPW West was an executive leadership program for more than 100 high-net worth individuals committed to increasing the effectiveness and impact of their philanthropic work. Christy led donor sessions that featured social entrepreneurs domestically and internationally in Guatemala, India, Rwanda and Uganda. Prior, Christy was a Senior Program Officer at the Skoll Foundation where she selected and supported recipients of the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship, including Room to Read, College Summit, and Benetech and led efforts to develop the field of social entrepreneurship including the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University and Ashoka. Christy has experience in venture capital, as a principal with Bedrock Capital Partners, a director of business development for The Frontier Group, and an investment analyst with Norwest Venture Capital. Earlier in her career, Christy worked as a research associate at the Harvard Business School where she did research in social entrepreneurship with Professor J. Gregory Dees and in entrepreneurship with Professor Jeffry A. Timmons. Christy currently serves on the boards of Urban Teacher Center and Benetech and is an advisor to Citizen Schools California. Christy received her Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Colgate University.