Condoleezza Rice, Founder
Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.
From January 2005 to 2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position.
Rice served as Stanford University’s Provost from 1993-1999, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As Provost, she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students. In 1997, she also served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military.
From 1989 through March 1991, Rice served on President George H.W. Bush’s National Security Council staff. She served as Director; Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs; and, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rice also served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
As professor of Political Science, Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors – the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching.
She has authored and coauthored numerous books, including two bestsellers, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (2011) and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (2010). She also wrote Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft (1995) with Philip Zelikow; The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin; and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984).
In 1991, Rice cofounded the Center for a New Generation (CNG), an innovative, after-school academic enrichment program for students in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California. In 1996, CNG merged with the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (an affiliate club of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America). CNG has since expanded to local BGCA chapters in Birmingham, Atlanta, and Dallas. She remains an active proponent of an extended learning day through after school programs.
Since 2009, Rice has served as a founding partner at RiceHadleyGates, LLC, an international strategic consulting firm based in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm works with senior executives of major companies to implement strategic plans and expand in emerging markets. Other partners include former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates.
Rice currently serves on the boards of Dropbox, an online-storage technology company; C3, an energy software company; and Makena Capital, a private endowment firm. In addition, she is chair of the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and a member of the boards of the George W. Bush Institute and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Previously, Rice served on various additional boards, including those of: the Aspen Institute; the Commonwealth Club; KiOR, Inc.; the Chevron Corporation; the Charles Schwab Corporation; the Transamerica Corporation; the Hewlett-Packard Company; the University of Notre Dame; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and, the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors.
In 2013, Rice was appointed to the College Football Playoff Committee, formerly the Bowl Championship Series.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver; her master’s from the University of Notre Dame; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded eleven honorary doctorates. She currently resides in Stanford, California.
Susan Ford Dorsey, Founder
Dedicated to preserving our natural environment and improving the lives of families in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties, Susan Ford Dorsey is a leader in philanthropic activities and community service. Susan is President of the Sand Hill Foundation, a family foundation established by her and her late husband, Tom Ford in 1995. The Foundation invests in leaders and organizations that demonstrate clarity of purpose and a deep desire for lasting transformation in our local community.
Prior to the Sand Hill Foundation, Susan was the founder and president of Health Innovations, a health care consulting firm specializing in business development, strategic planning and marketing.
Currently, Susan serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations including Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Environmental Defense Fund. She is the former chair of Menlo School, a leading independent school in the Bay Area of California. She has also served on the boards of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Common Sense Media, Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She is on several advisory boards at Stanford University including the Humanities and Sciences Advisory Council, the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society Advisory Board, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs Advisory Board and the Haas Center for Public Service National Advisory Board.
Susan completed her undergraduate degree in cellular biology at the University of California, San Diego and earned her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is married to Michael Dorsey and has one son, Tommy Ford, and is stepmother to Jonny and Alison Dorsey.
Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Jim Clark joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America as president and CEO in January 2012. He leads a network of more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs that serve some 4 million young people annually in all 50 states, in large cities and small towns, in public housing and on Native lands, and on U.S. military installations across the globe. More than 50,000 professional staff members operate the Clubs, supported by some 285,000 board and program volunteers.
Jim has guided the organization through the launch of an exciting new strategic direction, the Great Futures Impact Plan. Under his leadership, Clubs are increasing impact on the young people they serve by focusing on three priority outcome areas – Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
To ensure BGCA provides the best possible service to Clubs, Jim has spearheaded a major restructuring of the national organization. He has introduced innovative programming that supports the three outcome areas in ways that are fun and engaging – such as state-of-the-art STEM initiatives, and Brain Gain, a program to combat summer learning loss.
Under his leadership, BGCA is also emphasizing services to Clubs in key areas such as child protection and safety, executive and board development, increasing attendance at Clubs, boosting high school graduation rates, and fighting childhood obesity.
Prior to joining BGCA, Jim spent eight years as president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, one of the nation’s strongest Club organizations. He lives in Atlanta, the home of BGCA’s national headquarters, with his wife, Samantha, and their two sons.
Jacqueline C. Glaster, National Program Director
Jacqueline Glaster has dedicated her career to working for Public Benefit Corporations (nonprofit & public organizations) in positions including Teacher, Executive Director (CEO), Executive Coach and Consultant.
After teaching on a secondary and college level for several years, she became the Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP) in Silicon Valley. Her leadership took this small local nonprofit from a struggling under-funded organization, to a multi-million dollar operation with several locations in Menlo Park, E. Palo Alto and Redwood City, CA.
Early in her career as CEO of BGCP, Jacque became closely acquainted with former Provost of Stanford University and US Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice and her family. She facilitated a merger between her local Boys & Girls Club organization and the newly formed youth academic and arts program called The Center For A New Generation (CNG) founded by Dr. Rice, Susan Ford-Dorsey and other local leaders and philanthropists. Glaster urged Dr. Rice and other CNG leadership to become board members of the combined organization. She then led the newly organized board through a multi-million-dollar capital campaign to build a modern, state-of-the-art BGCP site in a low-income community near Stanford University. She also used these capital campaign funds to completely rebuild the original BGCP site and refurbish another one of their clubs into beautiful new facilities providing top-rated, after-school educational support and recreational programs. The new facilities of the combined Boys & Girls Clubs and CNG greatly enhance the academic, arts and recreational services they provide and have been enthusiastically welcomed by the children, parents, schools and the broader community.
Prior to joining The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Jacque was a Special Programs Consultant for the Peninsula Community Foundation (now Santa Clara Community Foundation) and Sequoia Unified School District. Her programs were very successful in providing follow-up as well as corrective support for suspended students with academic and behavioral challenges by transitioning them back into their comprehensive school environments. During her teaching career she also co-developed, wrote and taught a pilot ESL (English as a Second Language) program, which was later adopted as a model for the State of California. In addition, she worked as a Master teacher in the School of Education at Stanford University for the acclaimed Secondary Teachers Education Program (STEP).
Glaster received her Master’s Degree in Education from Stanford University and has two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She also received a certification from Harvard University’s School of Business in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management.
Jacque has been a member of several Boards of Directors including The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, The Center for Excellence in Non Profits, Council of Nonprofits, The Community Network for Youth Development, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Human Resource Committee and past Administrative Conference Planning Committees. She was inducted as a member of the National Boys & Girls Clubs of America Professional Association on the Executive level. For more information on Mrs. Glaster's consulting work, please visit www.glasterassoc.com.
Georgia Godfrey, Senior Program Advisor
Georgia Godfrey is Chief of Staff to former U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice. In her role, Godfrey supports Dr. Rice through her various business and academic endeavors, coordinates her long term strategic planning and media appearances, and manages her office staff.
Prior to working for Dr. Rice, Godfrey founded and ran her own public affairs firm, Trailblazer Public Affairs. Godfrey consulted clients on media strategy, business development, and community outreach. Clients included sports teams, professional athletes, pharmaceutical companies, doctors, Department of Defense contractors, oil companies, and music industry entertainers.
Previously, Godfrey served as a member of the White House communications team for President Bush’s administration. In her first role at the White House from 2001-2005, she worked in the Press Office overseeing and managing presidential events, logistics, and national and international media interactions. Godfrey returned to the White House in 2008 to serve as the primary on-site communications representative for the President as he traveled the country and the world. She focused on strategic messaging, local issues, and coordination of major presidential events.
Between stints at the White House, Godfrey served at the U.S. Department of Commerce as a Public Affairs Specialist advising the Secretary on environmental, economic, and census issues. She also served as Senior Strategist at Outside Eyes Public Relations in Newport Beach, California where she advised and provided strategic media direction to music industry entertainers, actors, major non-profit organizations, and publicly traded companies.
Godfrey currently sits on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, The Classics for Kids Foundation, and The Lincoln Club. Godfrey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Regent University and currently resides in Palo Alto, California.