Terence P. Mulligan

Terence Mulligan photo, President & CEO Napa Valley Community Foundation

President & CEO

Terence is the Chief Executive Officer of Napa Valley Community Foundation. In this capacity, he serves as the primary liaison with the Board of Directors and all Committees, and directs all asset development, community leadership and donor engagement activities of the Community Foundation.

Prior to joining Community Foundation in February 2004, Terence spent three years at the Peninsula Community Foundation in Silicon Valley, helping to raise more than $100 million from individuals, families and corporations. Terence has a mix of public and private sector experience, including working at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Institute for International Economics and Accenture.

He is a native of the Sacramento Valley and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School, where he is proud to have co-written and published a best-selling case study on Chiquita Brands International (the only HBS case study that includes a Pablo Neruda poem, “United Fruit Co.”). Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of The California Wellness Foundation, which has distributed more than $1 billion to improve the health and wellness of Californians in the past 25 years; and the League of California Community Foundations, the statewide association for our field.

When not at work, Terence enjoys playing and listening to music; silently pacing the sidelines when his kids play sports; spending time with family and friends; and devising ways to fold a sense of humor into the sometimes too-serious world of philanthropy.


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