NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: NetApp
FUNDING AREAS: Human Services, Health, Education & Youth, Global
OVERVIEW: Dan Warmenhoven, his wife Charmaine, and family move their philanthropy through the Warmenhoven Family Foundation, which has given around $1 million annually in recent years. The Warmenhovens steadily support human services organizations in the Bay Area. Another interest is education—Charmaine spent three decades as a special education teacher and administrator.
BACKGROUND: Daniel J. Warmenhoven received his B.S.E.E. from Princeton University. He worked for IBM, and has also held senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard. Warmenhoven was CEO and executive chairman of NetApp, a storage and data management company headquartered in Northern California.
HUMAN SERVICES: The Warmenhovens steadily support select human services organizations. Grantees have included HomeFirst, a network of shelters in California's Silicon Valley that provides emergency shelter options; Catholic Relief Services, Uplift Family Services (formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst), and Sovereign Order, a "Christian, chivalric, ecumenical and international community of members, who continue more than 900 years’ tradition of helping the sick and the poor of all nationalities, races and creeds." Possibly worth noting: Dan Warmenhoven attended a Jesuit high school.
HEALTH: The family has given some of the largest sums via their foundation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Other grantees have included Autism Speaks, Canary Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Charmaine Warmenhoven spent three decades years as a special education teacher and administrator and has worked with the Catholic Diocese of San Jose developing and supporting parish-based programs to include people with disabilities. She is also a steady backer of Inclusion Collaborative, a program at the Santa Clara County Office of Education that "works to include children with special needs in child care, preschool programs and community activities."
The Warmenhovens, via their foundation, have supported places like St. Agnes School, St. Francis High School, Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Educare, ACE Charter Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, Junior League of San Jose, and First Tee, a youth development program.
OTHER: The family also earmarks sums for global outfits including Doctors Without Borders and Engineers Without Borders, and for arts outfits like Ballet San Jose.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the family to stick with their established interest areas. Charmaine's work in special education in Northern California should be watched carefully, as should the couple's kids. Their daughter worked as a teacher and now works for Junior League of San Jose.
The Warmenhoven Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
Warmenhoven Family Foundation
7261 Engle Rd., Ste. 202
Cleveland, OH 44130