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Dee Dee Mendoza

Board Member

Dee Dee Mendoza is a veteran development professional, with more than 20 years of experience building support for nonprofits and higher education. She has pioneered the use of pre-exit philanthropy in higher ed, helping universities support early stage entrepreneurs and facilitating philanthropy from the startup sector. Blending entrepreneurship, philanthropy and education, these award-winning innovations have been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, EAB Research, and more. Currently she directs West Coast Advancement for Dartmouth College; where she enjoys working with and learning from entrepreneurs, investors, and builders in refining her approach to development. Dee Dee is a graduate of Smith College, and lives in Oakland with her wife and two children.

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