Cole Wilbur

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Title: Trustee Emeritus, Foundation Consultant
Company: David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Cole Wilbur, Trustee Emeritus and Foundation Consultant at the David Lucile Packard Foundation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in philanthropy.

A prominent figure in the field of philanthropy, Mr. Wilbur is a trustee emeritus and foundation consultant of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He became a trustee at the foundation in 1999. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants to nonprofit organizations in an effort to aid children, scientific endeavors, reproductive health and conservation of the environment. Prior to this illustrious role, he was the chief executive officer and executive director of the foundation from 1976 to 1999, having also served as the interim president and chief executive officer of the Council on Foundation in 2005. Earlier in his career, he was the executive director of the Sierra Club Foundation, administrative manager of Tab Products, vice president of Standata and assistant cashier at the United California Bank beginning in 1960.

Mr. Wilbur holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University. He sits on the board of directors of Colorado College and the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation as well as the board of advisors of the Commonwealth Club. Likewise, he was actively involved in the Global Fund for Women, the Big Brothers of San Francisco, the Sierra Club Foundation, the Stanford Theater Foundation and the Peninsula Conservation Center, among others.

Motivated by his desire to make a difference in both his community and the world, Mr. Wilbur finds the most rewarding aspects of his profession to be reducing air pollution and influencing the civil rights of women. He has been highlighted in the 29th edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the West.

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