Luz Vega-Marquis, President & CEO

Marguerite Casey Foundation
Luz Vega-Marquis is President and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, where she oversees the foundation’s $600 million endowment and $30 million grantmaking budget. Previously, Ms. Vega-Marquis served as executive director of the Community Technology Foundation of California (CTFC), where she was instrumental in developing the strategic framework of CTFC’s grants program as well as energizing the CTFC vision of bringing information technology to underserved communities throughout California. Her career also includes serving as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Economic Development and Law Center and Director of Grants Programs and Senior Program Officer at The James Irvine Foundation.

Ms. Vega-Marquis is the founder of Hispanics in Philanthropy and has served on numerous boards, including those of The California Wellness Foundation, Council on Foundations, Katalysis Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers and the Women’s Foundation of California. She currently serves on the board of directors of Independent Sector and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Ms. Vega-Marquis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in modern languages from the University of San Francisco and earned a Master of Arts degree in Latin American studies from Stanford University.