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Yali Lincroft, MBA

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Yali Lincroft is a Vice President in Whittier Trust’s Philanthropic Services department. She is the Program Director for the Walter S. Johnson Foundation which assists transition age foster and other vulnerable youth in Northern California and Nevada become successful adults.

Prior to joining Whittier Trust, Yali has worked for several public and private organizations including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, First Focus in Washington DC, and the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Family. She is the founding member for several co-funding efforts including the Nevada Foster Youth Success Initiative, the California College Pathways Initiative, and the Hack Foster Care Initiative. In 2018, she received the Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year from the Network of California Community College Foundations, the 2018 Council on Foundation/HUD Public Private Partnership Award, and the 2013 White House Champion for Change award.

Yali received her MBA from the University of California at Davis and her BA in history with honors from the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently on the board of the Washington Children's Campaign Fund, the National Association for Counsel of Children and a steering committee member of the San Francisco Legal Services Funders Network.