TITLE: Founder and Trustee
FUNDING AREAS: Environment, education, disaster relief, social services
CONTACT: (310) 451-1567
PROFILE: Jeff Lawrence is the Founder and a Trustee of The Lawrence Foundation. His biography on the foundation's website shares:
Jeff is co-founder and President of the Common Grant Application - a project of Oceanpeak; founder, President & CEO of Clivia Systems; founder and Trustee of The Lawrence Foundation; and Director of Guidance Software. Clivia Systems provides business and technology advisory services. The Lawrence Foundation is a family foundation that makes grants to non-profit environmental, education, health, human services and other causes. The foundation has made grants of almost $3 million since its inception. Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) provides software to government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations. Formerly, Jeff served as Chief Technology Officer of Intel's Network Communications Group and previously, he was co-founder and President & CEO of Trillium Digital Systems (which was acquired by Intel in 2000 for $300 million). Trillium developed and licensed communications software to telecommunications equipment manufacturers. Jeff has over 25 years of experience in the development of software, hardware, and systems for the wireless, broadband, Internet, and telephone network. Jeff received a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1979. Jeff was co-recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year award and the UCLA School of Engineeringâ€™s Professional Achievement award. Jeff sits on a number of advisory boards and writes and speaks on technology, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, economics, and ethics.