Larry Fox has been a Partner of SVP Portland since 2009 and joined the Board there in 2011. He has served twice on the Investment Team and currently serves on the Community Impact Committee. In the past he served for three years as a Lead Partner on the investment in Listen To Kids. He was also deeply invested in leadership development activity at Friends of the Children and did routine executive coaching with New Avenues for Youth.
Prior to joining SVP, Larry was a Finance Controller at Intel for 25 years where, in addition to his strategic and operational work, he developed the Finance organization’s training approach in the areas of Business Partnering and Advanced Leadership Development. He lives in Beaverton with his wife Judy, a certified genealogist. They have two sons, one an itinerant outdoor educator in Bend and the other a multi-dimensional computer geek. Prior to Intel, Larry was a logger, Forest Service trail crew foreman, and long standing graduate student of political science. He spends his time outside SVP reading, gardening, hiking, and ballroom dancing.
Larry joined SVP out of the conviction that well managed and strategic non-profit activity at the community level is the best answer to the rapidly accumulating blind spots around poverty, violence, neglect, and abuse. His best experience has been helping SVPP reorient toward being a goal oriented and collaborative community leader in Portland’s Kindergarten Readiness initiative.