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Featured Clients - Ophelia Basgal
Ophelia Basgal is currently a Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation and Senior Executive Consultant for both LeSar Development Consultants and Inclusion Inc., a diversity and inclusion consulting firm. Ophelia was the Region IX Regional Administrator for the Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) from 2010-2016 where she was recognized as a national expert on housing and community development issues. Prior to this position, she was a Vice President at PG&E from 2005- 2010. At PG&E, she managed the company’s $20 million charitable contributions program and oversaw the company’s community engagement programs, partnerships with community-based organizations, and employee volunteerism program for 20,000 employees. Ophelia was the Executive Director of the Alameda County and Dublin Housing Authorities from 1978-2005 before joining PG&E.
Ophelia has a BA with Distinction from Arizona State University and Masters in Social Welfare, with a specialty in Administration, from the University of California, Berkeley. She remains an active member in the community serving on the Boards of Trustees of the San Francisco Foundation, Mills College and the Alameda County California Employees’ Retirement Association, an $8+ billion public pension fund and the advisory boards of the Public Policy Institute of California and the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. Ophelia’s a boot camp fanatic, former jogger and now walker. She also spends a week each year hiking in the beautiful red rock country of southern Utah with a group of 15+ women.
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CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
Becoming Independent — also known as BI — helps people with developmental disabilities live meaningful and productive lives. We are a nonprofit community benefit organization serving Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties with a purpose of elevating human abilities for the mutual benefit of our Community.
Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center
The Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center (WDDC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit program, in the San Francisco Bay Area, empowering women and children to move from the streets to a home by providing ongoing and intensive counseling, case management services, daily support groups, a comprehensive children’s program, a variety of referral services, and a transitional housing program for four single parent families.
Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center dedicated to supporting artists; the creative process; and the development of new, innovative ideas and artwork. Headlands artists programs support artists of all disciplines—from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers.
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, under the leadership of John Klein z'l, to provide for education and wellbeing of the men and women who serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as well as the families of fallen soldiers.
Venetia Valley School Foundation
Venetia Valley School Foundation to help access desperately needed resources. The families of Venetia Valley do not have the resources to pay for necessary programs. The future of these kids requires investment and the vision and generosity of individuals and foundations keyed in to changing demographics.