Christy Chin is responsible for finding, funding and supporting Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneurs as well as cultivating and engaging donor partners.
Before joining DRK in 2009, Christy was the Deputy Director of The Philanthropy Workshop West at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, an executive leadership program for high-net worth individuals committed to increasing the effectiveness their philanthropy. Prior to Hewlett, Christy was a Senior Program Officer at the Skoll Foundation where she selected and supported recipients of the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship and led efforts to develop the field of social entrepreneurship.
Christy also has for-profit experience in venture capital with Bedrock Capital Partners and Norwest Venture Capital. Earlier in her career, Christy conducted research on entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School with Professors J. Gregory Dees and Jeffry A. Timmons.
Christy currently serves on the boards of DRK portfolio organizations including Accountability Counsel, Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, Avanti, CareMessage, Jacaranda Health, Students for Education Reform, and Watsi. Christy also chairs the board of Benetech, serves on the National Venture Capital Association board and advisory board of Ashoka U. She previously served on the boards of Urban Teacher Center, Blue Engine and Green City Force, as well as led the Las Lomitas PTA.
Christy received her Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Colgate University.