Ebony Frelix

SVP, Philanthropy & Engagement
Salesforce.org

Ebony Frelix is the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy & Engagement at Salesforce.org, where she leads programs and strategic grants focused on education and workforce development. In her role, Ebony is responsible for engaging more than 27,000 employees in community service opportunities, as well as administering millions of dollars in grants to improve communities around the world.

Ebony and her team have achieved meaningful results with their work internationally in the areas of education and workforce development. Locally, she has led partnerships with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). Since 2013, Salesforce.org has given more than $35 million dollars and adopted 35 schools, as well as provided teacher training, technology and infrastructure to Bay Area schools in need. The partnership with SFUSD has led the district to become the first in the nation to require computer science curriculum for all students from pre-K to 12th grade.

For her accomplishments at Salesforce.org, 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 2016 Rising Star Award.

Ebony extends her support of education and workforce development through her role as member of the Technical Advisory Board of Year Up Bay Area, an organization with a mission to close the opportunity divide by providing underrepresented young adults with the skills, experience, and support to excel in 21st century jobs. She also serves on the board of Hamilton Families, San Francisco’s leading service provider to homeless families, and is proud to support their goal of ending homelessness in the San Francisco Unified School District.

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