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Leadership Dinner: Becky Morgan

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Application Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Application is closed

Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people. 

Becky Morgan, President of the Morgan Family Foundation

Becky Morgan is President of the Morgan Family Foundation, founded in 1993. The foundation’s grant recipients work in the areas of youth programs, education enhancement, the environment and preservation, and stewardship of regions and organizations.  She is the catalyst behind the California Stewardship Network, an alliance of 15 regions that develops innovative regional solutions to the state’s most pressing economic, environmental and social challenges.  Becky and her husband Jim Morgan are co-founders of the Northern Sierra Partnership, dedicated to conserving bio-diverse lands, water and resources in California.  She is founder, board member and passionate supporter of Teen Success Inc., a program helping teen mothers complete their education, break the poverty cycle and lead fulfilling lives.
Mrs. Morgan served for nine years as a California State Senator representing Silicon Valley and was the first President and CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, a leading regional public/private collaborative.  A former teacher, she also served in elected office on the Palo Alto Board of Education, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Clara County Transit District.

Born in Vermont, Mrs. Morgan has a BS from Cornell University and a MBA from Stanford University.  She is married to Jim Morgan, retired Chairman and CEO of Applied Materials.  They have two grown children and five grandchildren. Her leisure time is spent skiing, playing tennis or in her garden. 

Please Note:
If you are accepted you must confirm your place by submitting a Student Participation Fee Agreement, which authorizes VPGE to charge $50 to your Stanford bill – only if you do not fully participate in the event. You will receive a link to the Agreement and instructions if you are offered a place.

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