Steve Toben, Flora Family Foundation

TITLE: President

FUNDING AREAS: Arts and culture, education, economic development, the environment, health, global security, advancement of women, civic engagement

CONTACT: (650) 233-1335

PROFILE: Steve Toben is president of the Flora Family Foundation. His bio on the foundation's website reads:

Steve Toben is the president of the Flora Family Foundation.  Before joining the FFF staff in 2000, Mr. Toben served for nine years as a program officer at the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation where he directed the foundation's programs on conflict resolution and the environment.  He is a former chair of the Environmental Grantmakers Association and a co-founder of the Peace and Security Funders Group.  Mr. Toben began his career as a law clerk for the Hon. Sam J. Ervin, III, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and practiced law for eight years.  He is a former member of the Portola Valley Town Council and twice served as mayor.  Mr. Toben is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the Yale Law School.