Faculty Profiles

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Lecturer in Business Strategy

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Academic Degrees

MA Art History, Stanford University, 1999; MA Education, Stanford University, 1998; MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1997; BA Art History, Stanford University, 1992.

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 2001.

Co-founder and Board Chairman, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, 2007 - present; Founder, Chairman and Director, SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund), 1998 - present; Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University, 2003 - present; Lecturer in Education, Stanford School of Education, 2005 - present; Co-founder and President, Marc and Laura Andreessen Foundation, 2011 - present; Director, Arrillaga Foundation, 1999 - present; Director, Sand Hill Foundation, 2006 - present; Visiting Scholar, Haas Center for Public Service, 2005 - 2008; Public Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institution, 1996-1997; Various executive positions, Mercury Interactive Corporation, 1992-1994.

Selected Publications

Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World, Wiley Jossey-Bass, 2011 
Giving 2.0: Getting Together to Give: Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2011 
Giving Circles: Maximize Your Giving Potential: Washington Post, 2011 
Stanford Helps Find Best Ways to Give: San Jose Mercury News, 2008 
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2): Philanthropic Community in Action: Local Mission, Global Vision - Community Foundations in the 21st Century, Foundation Center, 2008 

Selected Cases

SI84: The Altman Foundation 
S186: The Robin Hood Foundation 
SI76: The Blended Value Proposition 
SI73: 2004 Venture Philanthropy Summit Overview 
SI74: The Annie E. Casey Foundation 

Awards and Honors

Global Citizen Award, 2011, World Affairs Council 
Outstanding Silicon Valley Philanthropist, 2009, Children and Family Services 
President's Award for Volunteer Service, 2005, Points of Light Foundation 
Henry Crown Fellow, 2005, Aspen Institute 
Silicon Valley Philanthropist of the Year, 2000 

Courses Taught

GSBGEN 381 Strategic Philanthropy 


Center for Social Innovation - Stanford Graduate School of Business
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Haas Center for Public Service - Stanford University


Board of Directors: Silicon Valley Community Foundation 
Board of Directors: Sand Hill Foundation 
Advisory Board: Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research 
Advisory Board: Stanford University School of Education 
Board of Directors: Hoover Institution 

Press Releases

August 2001 School Welcomes 12 New Faculty Members 

In the News

December 18, 2011 Rebooting Philanthropy in Silicon Valley, New York Times 
December 3, 2011 Five Fascinating Philanthropists, Barrons 
November 14, 2011 Charlie Rose - Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Charlie Rose Show 
August 17, 2011 Philanthropy Grains Eager Followers in B-Schools, Bloomberg Businessweek 
November 9, 2007 Marc Andreessen and Wife Pledge $27.5 Million for Stanford Hospital ER, San Francisco Business Times 

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