Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, author of Giving 2.0, to Address Silicon Valley Philanthropy Community

Monday, February 13, 2012 — Renowned Philanthropist Describes New Era of Strategic Giving

Silicon Valley, CA (February 9, 2012) – The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP SVC) has scheduled Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, author of Giving 2.0, to speak at its next monthly chapter luncheon. The author, academic and renowned philanthropist will share her innovative approach to philanthropy, in which donors become partners and philanthropists become social entrepreneurs through targeted investments of their time and expertise.


  • Interview opportunity with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, author of Giving 2.0, founder of SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund), and wife of entrepreneur and VC Marc Andreessen.
  • Interview opportunities also with fundraisers, board members, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara

About Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen: As founder and former Chairman (1998-2008) of SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund), Laura built a portfolio of 25 grantees and nearly 400 investors, and won the Silicon Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals Philanthropic Organization of the Year in 2008. Laura has been on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business teaching strategic philanthropy since 2000, and she is also the Founder and Board Chairman of Stanford PACS (Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society), and publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). For more information:

About AFP Silicon Valley Chapter: The Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter consists of over 300 members working locally to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Silicon Valley Chapter is part of a larger, international organization, with over 30,000 members in 197 chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. AFP believes that to guarantee human freedom and social creativity, people must have the right to freely and voluntarily form organizations to meet perceived needs, advocate causes, and seek funds to support these activities. For more information:

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