ABOUT US

We center people as our purpose.

Our impact reaches hundreds of schools, thousands of students, and millions of dollars. Part of thriving is recognizing the historical and ever-present setbacks facing our communities.

We focus on this by focusing on communities who are typically underserved, including but not limited to: Black, Undocumented, Low-Income, Women, and traditionally underrepresented communities.

Our mission

We're a small team on a mission to connect community needs to opportunity and resources. At Scholar Fund, we’re creating a new kind of nonprofit. Through genuine transparency, community-centered projects, and leveraging the scale and advancement of technology, we’re building the interface of impact where communities can sustain the solutions to their needs.

Genius is everywhere,
Opportunity isn't.

Through technology, we center community in an effort to understand needs and drive real-time scalable change. Through education, cash assistance, and community development we build the solutions our communities need.

Our team

Everyday we get the opportunity to come together and make something great. Our team is reflective of the communities we serve and in each moment we strive towards greatness.

David Coven
Founder, President & Executive Director
Malachi Williams
Co-Founder, Director of Operations
Brent Schroeter
Co-Founder, Director of Engineering
Julie Feng
Director of Communications
Alejandra Pérez
Director of Education Strategy
Ben Golden
Outside General Counsel
Jose Perez
Operations Coordinator: Payments and Community Success
Rei Iese
Operations Manager: Customer Success
Ana David
Operations Coordinator: Anti-Fraud and Improper Payment Prevention
Hensi Perez
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
Lars Oliva
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
Amber Coven
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
Steven Morales
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Communications
Giovanni Iriarte-Young
User Experience Designer
Yuriana Garcia
Project Manager: Relief Operations
Evelyn Guzman
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
Ana Hernandez
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
Blanca Vargas
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
Cindy Marquina Negrete
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
Ingrid Amador Reyes
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
America Murguia
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
Eseta Iese
Operations Coordinator: Relief Funds and Community Success
Darnell Taylor
Payments Coordinator
Kendall Shareef
Education Specialist
May Meng
Software Engineer
Daniela Murguia
Manager of Education Strategy

Our "Pawrtners"

Equipped with limitless cuteness, our "Pawrtners" spread joy everyday giving us an added boost when things get tough.

Zuko
Director of Pawgrams
Lani
CTO (Chewy Toy Obliterator)
Lilly
Pawgram Manager
Snoopy
Official Treat Tester
Jupiter
Chief Purrformance Analyst
Cochy
Chief Barketing Officer
Neo
Chief Snack Officer
Toby
Pawgram Analyst
Oberon
Commeownications Specialist
Korra
Chief Oppurrating Officer
Nala
Purrgram Manager: Treats and Sweets
Lala
Office Petretary
Cocoa
Chief Scratchetist
Nugget
Barketing Manager

Our Board

Our Board is the backbone of who we are. For years they've provided the support and guidance to help us stay focused, stay grounded, and stay innovating. Our Board is what helps us keep striving to build bigger and better than before.

Princess Shareef
Board Chair
Retired Principal and Consultant for Seattle Public School District
Eileen Robison
Secretary
Financial Aid Consultant at Shoreline Community College

Our Strategic Advisors

Our advisors help us tap into expertise across management, finance, philanthropic giving, finance and logistics. They help us crack the tough to reach problems.

Darrell Powell
Chief Operating Officer at United Way of King County
Nate Miles
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Eli Lilly and Company
George Zeno
Chief Development Officer/SVP at YMCA of Greater Seattle
David Chow
Director of Leadership Giving at Maine Public
Mary Jean Ryan
Founder of Community Center for Education Results

We need your help

We're able to do what we do because of people like you. Join our family and help us continue to connect community needs to resources and opportunities.

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