Ebony Beckwith fuels Salesforce’s philanthropic engine as Chief Philanthropy Officer & CEO of the Salesforce Foundation. She is responsible for directing hundreds of millions of dollars in grants focused on education and workforce development programs that close the opportunity gap for underrepresented youth. She and her team also lead the company’s employee volunteerism program and its philanthropic disaster response efforts.
Ebony extends her support of youth, education, and workforce development through her service on the board of the Warriors Community Foundation and as a member of the Technical Advisory Board of Year Up Bay Area. She also serves on the board of Hamilton Families, San Francisco’s leading service provider to families experiencing homelessness.
As a champion for women and girls, Ebony serves on the board of Women’s Funding Network, is a member of the Women Who Code Advisory Board, and is an executive sponsor for the Salesforce Women’s Network.
Prior to joining the Global Philanthropy and Engagement team in 2014, Ebony worked for five years in Salesforce’s technology division as the head of technology business operations. Ebony began her career at Washington Mutual, where she spent eleven years managing technology.
For her accomplishments, Ebony has been recognized as one of San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business, as well as one of San Francisco Business Times’ Beyond the Check award recipients two years in a row. She was also honored with the 2020 Powerful Women of the Bay Award and the 2016 Rising Star Award.
Ebony holds a bachelor’s degree in computer and information sciences from Golden Gate University.