Sheri Kersch Schultz

Co-Founder at Schultz Family Foundation

Sheri Kersch Schultz

Sheri Kersch Schultz

Co-Founder at Schultz Family Foundation

Biography

Sheri Kersch Schultz is president of the Schultz Family Foundation, which she co-founded in 1996 with her husband, Howard Schultz, chairman emeritus of Starbucks Coffee Company.

Guided by a belief that the right opportunities at the right time can unleash human potential—and that “inequality of opportunity” is stifling America’s own potential, the Foundation invests in innovative solutions and collaborative partnerships that create new pathways to opportunity so disconnected populations can overcome barriers to success.

A passionate volunteer and long-time advocate for at-risk youth, Sheri recognized early in her work shaping the foundation how a fractured system of social supports was failing to reach people who were motivated but unable to escape homelessness or poverty, or simply to improve their lives.

Refusing to accept the status quo, Sheri, Howard, and the Foundation decided to concentrate their efforts on two communities: Opportunity Youth, the 4.6 million 16- to 24-year-olds in the country who are not in school and not working, and America’s 4.2 million Post 9/11 Veterans, heroic individuals whose valuable skills and experience are often misunderstood and undervalued when they return to civilian life.

Under Sheri’s leadership, the Foundation has launched two national initiatives:
A portfolio of programs and investments that put Opportunity Youth on a path towards skills training and employment, and an initiative which helps returning military service members and their families successfully transition into civilian jobs and professional careers. Each program actively engages the business community, bringing together leaders from the private and public sectors, whose collaboration is key to sustaining each program’s success.

Sheri grew up in Lima, Ohio and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Denver.

Overview
Career Highlights

Schultz Family Foundation

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8

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1

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Co-Founder at Schultz Family Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at McCutchen Group LLC

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Trustee at Schultz Family Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Emes Project LLC

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Social-Work Clinician at New York Foundling, Inc.

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Executive Director at Schultz Family Foundation

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President at Schultz Family Foundation

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Program Officer, Veterans Initiative at Schultz Family Foundation

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Social-Work Clinician at New York Foundling, Inc.

New York Foundling, Inc. provides child welfare services. It offers services to children in the foster care systems, families struggling with instability, adults with developmental disabilities, youth involved in the juvenile justice systems, infants and toddlers born into difficult circumstances, per-schoolers in head start programs, and young scholars in low income communities. The company was founded by Mary Irene Fitzgibbon on October 11, 1869 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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The Schultz Family Foundation was co-founded in 2000 by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and his wife Sheri. It is focused on unlocking potential in populations facing temporary barriers to success, including disconnected youth and veterans. The Foundation’s latest commitment to veterans follows a commitment made by Starbucks in November to hiring 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.

Education
Bachelor's in Political Science

The University of Denver was founded in 1864 — just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded. The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate programs of study and more than 120 graduate and professional programs.

Career History
Co-Founder
1996 - Current

The Schultz Family Foundation was co-founded in 2000 by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and his wife Sheri. It is focused on unlocking potential in populations facing temporary barriers to success, including disconnected youth and veterans. The Foundation’s latest commitment to veterans follows a commitment made by Starbucks in November to hiring 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
2018

Woodland Park Zoo is a nonprofit company headquartered in Seattle, WA. The firm operates as a zoo. Alejandro Grajal is the CEO, in this role since 2016.The company says this about itself: Woodland Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and certified by the rigorous American Humane Conservation program. The Humane Certified™ seal of approval is another important validation of the zoo's long-standing tradition of meeting the highest standards in animal welfare. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats through more than 35 field projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet's future ecological health and sustainability. Free Wi-Fi is available for zoo guests, made possible through products donated by Cisco.

$2,500 - $4,999
2015

Woodland Park Zoo is a nonprofit company headquartered in Seattle, WA. The firm operates as a zoo. Alejandro Grajal is the CEO, in this role since 2016.The company says this about itself: Woodland Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and certified by the rigorous American Humane Conservation program. The Humane Certified™ seal of approval is another important validation of the zoo's long-standing tradition of meeting the highest standards in animal welfare. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats through more than 35 field projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet's future ecological health and sustainability. Free Wi-Fi is available for zoo guests, made possible through products donated by Cisco.

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2010

Seattle Foundation strengthens the health and vitality of the community by connecting generous people with well-informed philanthropic strategies. Seattle Foundation ignites powerful, rewarding philanthropy to make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

Other Affiliations

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