Joyce Stupski, President
Joyce’s first career was in the public education system, working primarily in San Francisco Unified School District. She devoted seven years to teaching students with learning disabilities in schools serving primarily low-income children. She followed her classroom service with seven years at the district level, designing, developing and implementing newly created resource specialist programs for special education students. In addition to designing and delivering teacher training programs, working in the area of compliance with state and federal regulations, she also coordinated services with state and public agency partners.
Following her years in public education, Joyce was founder and president of Pringle and Associates, a management communications firm specializing in the production of meetings for large corporations, with an emphasis on employer communications. Joyce was awarded the Business Achievement Award from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Joyce has also been an active volunteer and board member in the San Francisco nonprofit community. Joyce holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in special education from Indiana University.
Larry Stupski, Chair
Larry’s career is distinguished by 18 years leading The Charles Schwab Corporation, a pioneer in making investment services available to the individual investor. He served as president and chief operating officer from 1981 to 1992 and as vice chairman from 1992 to 1997. Since then, Larry has focused his passion, time and resources on national, regional and local organizations that advocate for greater opportunities for all children.
In 1996, Larry and his wife Joyce founded the Stupski Foundation, where he serves as chair. The foundation seeks to enhance the life options of the 10 million children in large public school districts across the country by supporting district leaders in accelerating student achievement. Since 2003, he has served as a board member of Teach for America (TFA) and currently chairs the Human Assets Committee. He is also a member of TFA’s Hawaii regional board. In addition, Larry is a board member of EdVoice, an organization devoted to improvement of California schools. Locally, he serves on the board of Glide Foundation, one of the San Francisco’s largest human service organizations.
Larry has also served as a board member of MRDC, a national social research and policy organization, as well as a member of the Standards Commission for the State of California. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
James G.B. DeMartini, III
Jim is the managing partner of Seiler LLP, an accounting firm with offices in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. The firm specializes in services to high net worth individuals and families, as well as closely held businesses. In his role as a trusted adviser, he counsels clients in matters including income, estate and gift tax planning, wealth management, all facets of real estate and charitable gift planning.
Jim founded and was a member of the board of Sports Association for Youth, a noncompetitive baseball league that currently benefits more than 1,000 San Francisco Bay Area youths annually. Additional past community activities include Notre Dame de Namur University Trustee, Executive Committee Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur of California Advisory Board; Santa Clara University English Advisory Board; Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Capital Campaign Committee; and Stanford University Medical Center Friends of Orthopedics.
Jim attended University of California at Los Angeles and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Golden Gate University. He pursued graduate studies in taxation and speaks regularly on a variety of related topics. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Kelvin H. Taketa
Kelvin H. Taketa is president and chief executive officer of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, a statewide charitable services and grant making institution endowed with contributions from many donors.
Since his appointment in 1998, the foundation has become a leader in facilitating charitable investments in Hawai’i and has earned distinction as a trusted community resource on charitable trends and best practices in Hawai’i. Under Taketa’s leadership, the foundation has expanded its partnerships in the local and national community and expanded its grant making programs to have demonstrable impact in the Hawai’i community. In 2008, the foundation administered more than $39 million in grants and contracts for programs and initiatives in Hawai’i. The foundation has also earned national recognition for its substantive commitment to building the leadership and organizational capacity of Hawai’i’s nonprofit sector.
Taketa has dedicated 30 years of his professional career to the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, he served as the vice president and executive director for the Asia/Pacific Region of The Nature Conservancy, the largest conservation nonprofit organization in the United States.
Taketa has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards including his current service on Hawaiian Electric Industries, Hawaiian Electric Company and Independent Sector, a leadership coalition of charities, foundations and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in the country and around the world.
Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Taketa graduated from Colorado College and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law.