"Christy Pichel is the President of the Stuart Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to the transformation of the public education and child welfare systems in California and Washington. Since her appointment in 2003, Christy has overseen the restructuring and integration of the Foundation’s programs and the investment of more than $100 million to improve support for foster youth and to increase educational opportunities for all students.
"Christy has served in leadership positions in the non-profit and private sectors and has been involved in education and organizational development for thirty years. Prior to joining the Stuart Foundation, she held senior management positions at the James Irvine Foundation, the Public Policy Institute of California, and the CS Fund. She also served in leadership positions in non-profit organizations focusing on education and environmental issues and in management positions in small business start-ups.
"As a founder and executive director of an independent, non-profit school in Northern California, Christy oversaw the school’s development and establishment on its permanent site, along with a bio-dynamic garden and farm. She was also a founder of an education foundation for a public high school district and served on budget, building and re-structuring committees and on the board of a charter school. Additionally, Christy was the director of the non-profit Farallones Institute, an early pioneer in renewable energy resources and sustainable agriculture.
"Christy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Northern California Grantmakers and Global Student Embassy and on the President’s Roundtable of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She received an M.B.A. in International Business from Dominican University and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles." 
- Director, Center for Effective Philanthropy
Resources and articles
- Center for Effective Philanthropy Board, organizational web page, accessed October 19, 2012.