Who We Are

Since 2003, our venture philanthropy model has been to provide financial and non-financial support to our portfolio of organizations.

 
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Our mission is to serve not only as a provider of capital but also a valued business partner.

 

Since our inception we have funded over 30 initiatives in the US and UK in the following areas; Education, Entrepreneurship (Youth, Women and Veterans), Medicine (Integrative, Rare Disease and Epigenetics), Environmental Sustainability in Hotel Management, Mental Health (Web Based Suicide Prevention for Teens, Eating Disorders,) PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome), Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Childhood Literacy and the Technology Enabled Mental Health Applications.

Our initiatives have received recognition from The White House, Scotland Yard and Ministry of Defence (UK).

Over the last thirteen years we have received generous support from Diageo, The Marriott Foundation, Goldman Sachs Gives, The GE Foundation, The American Express Foundation, Citi Foundation, SAP and The Carlson Family Foundation and many private individuals who believe in our mission.

 

Staff

 
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Alexsis de Raadt St. James

Founder & Chairman
The Althea Foundation
San Francisco, CA

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Stacey O'Rourke

Office Manager

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Karen Pfau-Martinez

Accountant

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Board of Directors

 
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Alexsis de Raadt St. James

Founder & Chairman
The Althea Foundation
San Francisco, CA

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Nick Shore

Director
Frank Hirth (Accountants) Plc
London, England

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Mark Hoffman

Investor & Entrepreneur
San Francisco, CA

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Lesa Mitchell

Founder and CEO
Networks for Scale
Kansas City, MO

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Ed Fuller

President
Laguna Strategic Advisors

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Paul Bolland

Westleton Drake
Switzerland

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Susan Amble

Attorney
Advisor Merian Ventures

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Mark Leishman

Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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