Grace Voorhis

Community Volunteer and Philanthropist

Grace Voorhis is a community volunteer and philanthropist passionate about education. Grace is founding regional board member of KIPP Bay Area Schools, which currently operates 11 charter schools in the Bay Area. In this capacity, she has chaired or served on the Strategic Planning Committee, the Development Committee, the Campaign Steering Committee, the Finance Committee, the Facilities Committee, and the Executive Committee.

Grace is also a Trustee of the Nueva School, a K–12 independent school. In this capacity, she chaired the task forces that led the research, conceptualization, and fundraising for the Nueva Upper School, located on a separate campus from the K–8 school. This effort involved leading a committee of over 40 participants in visiting more than 40 schools across the country, laying the groundwork with the community and the board to approve the high school, and working with education thought leaders to frame the curricular and co-curricular aspects of the new division. In addition, she has chaired or co-chaired the following committees and task forces: Strategic Initiatives, Diversity, Faculty Retention, Major Gifts, Campaign, and the Outreach Task Force. Grace has served as a Director of the Breakthrough Collaborative and as Treasurer of the St. Francis Homes Association.

Grace is a former venture capitalist. She was a Partner at Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, where she invested in health care companies. Prior to Venture, she worked in investment banking in corporate finance at Morgan Stanley. Grace is a graduate of Harvard College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.