Founders

Prior to entering the field of philanthropy, Claire worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. From these vantage points Claire witnesses the key role legal services play in ensuring that the rights of individuals are protected, regardless of income level.  Claire leads the BFF legal services focus area and works actively in the philanthropic sector to help connect funders to this issue.  Claire is one of the founders of the Legal Services Funders Network and a member of the LSC Leaders Council.

Tess

Sinjin is a recognized leader in interactive entertainment. He has led numerous start ups, has held key leadership roles at EA and Method Studios, and serves as an advisor to interactive academic programs at NYU and USC. Via these roles, Sinjin has seen first hand the lack of diversity in the field and has experienced the value of stewarding relationships between non-profit organizations working to make this field more approachable and accessible.  

Sinjin Bain

Co-Founder

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Lucas Wright

Before joining the foundation, Lucas studied finance and nonprofit management in Chicago, where he also gained professional experience in grant & project management with a local foundation who specializes in access to justice initiatives. 

 

Being new to the Bay Area, Lucas is thrilled to have found a place at BFF, where in his role he’s able to gain expertise though the foundation’s work and build community among a portfolio of amazing grantees who connect around the common goal of providing equitable access to all peoples.

Lucas Wright

Claire Marx Solot

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Prior to entering the field of philanthropy, Claire worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. From these vantage points Claire witnesses the key role legal services play in ensuring that the rights of individuals are protected, regardless of income level.  Claire leads the BFF legal services focus area and works actively in the philanthropic sector to help connect funders to this issue.  Claire is one of the founders of the Legal Services Funders Network and a member of the LSC Leaders Council.

Sinjin is a recognized leader in interactive entertainment. He has led numerous start ups, has held key leadership roles at EA and Method Studios, and serves as an advisor to interactive academic programs at NYU and USC. Via these roles, Sinjin has seen first hand the lack of diversity in the field and has experienced the value of stewarding relationships between non-profit organizations working to make this field more approachable and accessible.  

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