Elaine is Senior Director, Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships for the Robert Toigo Foundation. She advances the foundation’s mission by leading the expansion of the Foundation’s donor engagement efforts and increasing strategic philanthropic partnerships. Elaine engages with individual donors, major gift donors, professional advisors, and foundations.
Elaine’s professional experience spans endowment, foundation, institutional and wealth management to create positive impact and to connect with community. Elaine formerly served as the Director, Investments at Silicon Valley Community Foundation overseeing charitable capital across numerous portfolios, including impact investing and alternative strategies. She has product research, development and strategy experience cultivated through her roles at Morningstar and iShares at BlackRock. She also served as a strategic relationship manager with Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage. Before moving to San Francisco, Elaine was a private banker with HSBC and Citibank in Hong Kong.
Elaine is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, majoring in finance. She has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She has written and spoken on diversity in investment management. As a mother of two, she constantly finds inspiration from them to find the lessons and the laughter in life.