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“Toigo is truly the ‘invisible hand’ providing constant support to Alumni throughout our careers. It’s been an honor to be a part of such an amazing family and I look forward to growing with it and giving back in any way I can.”


In compliance with its by-laws and in an effort to better represent a broader expanse of Alumni in the governance of the Endowment Fund, the full Board of Directors was formed in 2011 by way of an effective recruitment and nomination process with a goal of increasing the membership from its 5 founding members to 13. Today, the Board of Directors is representative of Toigo Alumni from various graduating classes, schools and investment sectors. Each brings a personal passion for the role Toigo has played in their academic and professional lives and each has a strong desire to continue their time and expertise in building a fund which can make a meaningful impact on the Toigo Foundation and its legacy in the future. The Board seeks governance, accountability and transparency required of 501c3 organizations in today’s environment. Members serve on Committees (see list of standing committees in the resource document section) to bring more in depth focus and discussion on cash management, investments, fundraising or governance. Members participate on standing committees of the Board to ensure more focused discussions on areas of importance to the financial management of the Endowment, investments of funds, fundraising and the recruitment of board members on an annual basis. The fiscal year for the Foundation is calendar year. The board meets quarterly including an Annual Meeting in June in which members meet in person. Minutes for all meetings and compliance documents are maintained in the minute books located at Toigo Foundation offices.

Toigo Alumni Endowment Board of Directors

  • Jarrod Fong

    Jarrod Fong (Chicago ‘96), Chair

    Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Roland Merchant

    Roland Merchant (Columbia ‘01), Vice Chair

    Vice Chair – Director, Eastdil Secured
  • Andrea Almeida Mack

    Andrea Almeida Mack (UCLA ‘94), Treasurer

    Senior Vice President, MetWest – TCW
  • Aida Soto

    Aida Soto (UC Berkeley Haas ‘00), Finance Chair

  • Adrienne Martinez

    Adrienne Martinez (Cornell ‘08)

    Associate, Deutsche Bank Asset Management
  • Allen Lamb

    Allen Lamb (MIT Sloan ‘10)

    Associate, the Raine Group, LLC
  • Ralph Taylor Smith

    Ralph Taylor Smith (MIT Sloan ‘02)

    Partner, Tech Strategic Capital Partners, LLC
  • Greg Shell

    Greg Shell (Harvard ‘01)

    Portfolio Manager, GMO
  • Simon Lee

    Simon Lee (Harvard ‘99)

    Managing Director, Sapience Capital Partners
  • Tessie Shih

    Tessie Shih (Harvard ‘11), Secretary

    Vice President, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Peter Washington

    Peter Washington (Chicago Booth ‘09)

    Vice President, CapX Partners
  • Joe Acevedo

    Joe Acevedo (Wharton ‘03)

    Principal at Pharos Capital Group, LLC
  • Charles Willis

    Charles Willis (Columbia ‘00)

    Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Private Equity for JPMorgan Asset Management

All Endowment Donors are eligible, should you have interest, to be considered for membership on the Board of Directors, as vacancies occur. If you determine that this volunteer service is of interest and you would like to know more about the governance process, please contact Jarrod Fong, Chair.

The Alumni Endowment Fund is a non-profit, 501c3 corporation.