Session Speaker: Dee Dee Mendoza

Managing Director, West Coast Advancement, Dartmouth College

Dee Dee Mendoza is Managing Director of West Coast Advancement for Dartmouth College, where she works largely with alumni in startups and venture capital. She has led efforts to launch two founders pledge programs: the Dartmouth Founders Project, and the Berkeley Founders Pledge, which won a CASE Grand Gold Award. Her teams’ work has been featured in CASE Currents and the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and she believes all institutions can build long-term philanthropic value through this approach.