SVCF welcomes new vice presidents of corporate, donor engagement teams

SVCF is pleased to welcome Stuart Burden as our new vice president of corporate responsibility, and Michael Chertok as our new vice president of donor experience and engagement. 

Both Stuart and Michael will bring great expertise and experience to SVCF that will benefit our staff, clients and donors! 

“Stuart and Michael come to SVCF with a common commitment to expanding opportunities for individuals, families and companies to effect positive change in the world,” said Emmett D. Carson, our CEO and president. “We are thrilled that these two experienced, highly regarded philanthropy professionals will be helping guide SVCF to even greater philanthropic impact as we head into our second decade.” 

Stuart Burden, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

Stuart BurdenStuart is responsible for leading the strategic direction for SVCF’s work with a growing list of more than 100 corporate clients, including advising them on corporate social responsibility strategies, goals and philanthropic programs.

Before joining SVCF, Stuart was a philanthropy consultant focused on program design, organizational effectiveness and strategic communications. His clients included large not-for-profit organizations, as well as numerous private foundations. Prior to his work as a consultant, Stuart directed grantmaking for the Levi Strauss Foundation and Levi Strauss & Co.

He also spent 11 years at the MacArthur Foundation, and worked on special projects at the Ford Foundation.

Learn more about Stuart.

Michael Chertok, Vice President, Donor Experience and Engagement

Michael ChertokMichael is responsible for leading SVCF’s team of philanthropy advisors, who work with more than 2,000 donors to help them achieve their charitable goals. In his role, he will oversee SVCF’s initiatives to expand donors’ opportunities to learn and grow as philanthropists. 

Michael came to SVCF from Digital Divide Data, which he co-founded and where he also has served as board chair and as chief development officer. 

Previously, Michael was a program officer for global development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also co-founded Global Catalyst Foundation, the philanthropy vehicle of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

Learn more about Michael.