LACF names Adin Miller as new executive director


Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) launched a national search for a new executive director after Joe Eyre announced his retirement last year. It turns out the winning candidate had been with the foundation all along.

LACF hired Adin C. Miller, who served on the foundation’s board of directors the past year and a half, to serve as the organization’s new leader. Miller’s official start date is Monday.

Miller brings nearly 25 years of experience leading nonprofit organizations. He most recently served as a consultant for a range of nonprofit groups and philanthropies, where he directed strategic program efforts. Prior to that, he held executive and senior roles at the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, and the American Legacy Foundation (now the Truth Initiative).

“I’m excited and honored for the opportunity to lead LACF and amplify its role in building and contributing to local philanthropy in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View to ensure thriving communities for many years to come,” Miller said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the board, staff and community leaders in engaging more local donors, nonprofit organizations and volunteers in our mission and work.”

Jean Limbach and Mike Kasperzak, co-chairs of LACF’s board of directors, said they were “delighted” to welcome Miller to the organization.

“We’re confident that under his leadership LACF will continue to grow,” Limbach and Kasperzak said in a release. “Adin is well-versed on the issues and trends affecting our region, and we have no doubt that he will increase our impact in the three communities we serve.”

Miller earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor’s from Brandeis University. A graduate of LACF’s 2019 Leadership Education and Advancement program, he lives in Mountain View with his wife and two sons.

Founded in 1991, LACF, its donors and volunteers provide grants and scholarships, operate leadership and community-building programs, incubate “startup” nonprofits, offer donor-directed charitable funds and convene groups to solve community problems. Since its inception, the foundation has granted more than $10 million to the community.

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