Dan Rose of Facebook joins REDF Board of Directors

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REDF announces the addition of a new member of the Board of Directors and eight new Advisory Council members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 21, 2011) —- Dan Rose, Vice President of Partnerships and Platform Marketing at Facebook, has joined REDF’s Board of Directors. REDF is a California-based venture philanthropy organization that creates jobs and pathways to employment for people facing the greatest barriers to work, investing in California organizations and developing a model for national replication.

Mr. Rose currently handles Facebook’s business development, mergers and acquisitions activities, and product marketing for Facebook Platform and Credits. Before he joined Facebook, Mr. Rose was at Amazon.com where he worked on the Kindle, and held positions in business development and general management. He has earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and attended the University of Michigan Business School before joining Amazon.

Mr. Rose joined the REDF Board because, “I’ve been incredibly impressed with the work that REDF is doing to create jobs and change people’s lives for the better, and I’m excited to contribute to this effort and give back to the community.”

Mr. Rose’s business background, wealth of knowledge, and engagement with social media will help guide REDF’s work over the next 5 years.

Carla Javits, REDF’s President, noted that, “As REDF expands its venture philanthropy investments in business and job creation for people who face high barriers in California, and develops a sustainable business model that can be replicated throughout the United States, people like Dan joining our Board of Directors, and our new Advisory Council members will play a critical role in guiding and advancing our work.”

REDF is also pleased to announce the addition of eight new Advisory Council members, with several based in Los Angeles and San Diego:

Andrew Bridge
Director, The Child Welfare Initiative
Los Angeles, CA

Ellen Sloan
Social Capital Advisor
Los Angeles, CA

Omar Brownson
Executive Director, Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation
Los Angeles, CA

Nike Irvin
Vice President of Programs, California Community Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Connie Matsui
Board Member, San Diego Foundation and San Diego Grantmakers
Executive Vice President (retired), Biogen Idec
San Diego, CA

Chinwe Onyeagoro
CEO, O-H Community Partners
San Francisco, CA

Paul H. Turner
President, Save Africa’s Children
Los Angeles, CA

Adlai Wertman
Professor of Clinical Management and Organizations
Director of the Society and Business Lab, Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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About REDF
REDF is a California-based venture philanthropy organization dedicated to transforming lives through the creation of jobs and economic opportunity. REDF provides funding and business assistance to a carefully selected portfolio of nonprofit enterprises that employ young people disconnected from school and work, and adults who are overcoming chronic poverty, homelessness, criminal history, substance abuse or mental illness. Since 1997, REDF has partnered with 24 nonprofit organizations that have pioneered the creation of over 50 social enterprises, helping them expand their businesses, achieve sustainable success, and measure the positive impact of their work on people and communities. REDF has helped employ more than 5,700 people in the San Francisco Bay Area and is supported by the generous contributions of individuals, corporations, and foundations. For more information and to learn about REDF’s portfolio or nonprofit partner organizations, visit www.redf.org.

Media Contact:
Jill Kai
415-561-6674
jkai@REDF.org