Patrick Collins

Chief Information Officer at The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins

Chief Information Officer at The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Biography

Patrick Collins is the chief information officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He is responsible for all aspects of the foundation's technology systems and also manages a small grants portfolio pertaining to information technology.

Before joining the foundation in 2005, Mr. Collins was director of information and communication services at the University of California Office of the President. There he directed the delivery of information technology services at UC headquarters and managed $200 million in annual information technology purchases for the UC system. Earlier in his career, Mr. Collins directed two academic data centers: the California Census Research Data Center at UCLA and UC Berkeley and the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University. He has contributed to more than 50 scholarly publications as a data analyst, statistician, and author.

Patrick serves on numerous advisory boards and formerly served on the board of directors of NTEN. He received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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President at Foundation Center

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President at The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

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General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Investments at The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Managing Director, Real Assets at Makena Capital Management LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Burton D. Morgan Foundation

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Director of the Law & Policy Lab at Stanford University - Stanford Law School

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Inc.

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Managing Director at Nationale Postcode Loterij NV

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Education
MBA, with Honors

The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The school runs a range of programs and is consistently ranked among the best in the country. Known for its small class size, academic rigor, and application selectivity, Haas is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. It is the second oldest business school in the United States.

Bachelor of Science Degree, with Honors

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Career History
Chief Information Officer
2005 - Current

The Hewlett Foundation's investment objective is to maintain or grow their asset size and spending power in inflation-adjusted terms with risk at a level appropriate to their program objectives. They diversify their investments among various financial instruments and asset categories and use multiple investment strategies. As a general practice, except for their holdings in Hewlett-Packard and Agilent stock, all financial assets of the foundation are managed by external investment management firms. Some assets are invested with limited partnerships that invest in the securities of companies that may not be immediately liquid, such as venture capital and buyout firms, and in real estate equity limited partnerships that have investments in various types of properties.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
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Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants—a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.

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Patrick Collins is affiliated with The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Foundation Center

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