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LaDoris Cordell, J. Taylor Crandall, Bruce Dunlevie elected to foundation board

PALO ALTO – Three leaders in children’s health and philanthropy have been elected to renewable three-year terms on the board of directors of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

  • LaDoris Cordell, currently vice provost for campus relations and special counselor to the president at Stanford University, was a founding member of the foundation’s board and will be returning for a second term. She also served on the board of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital before it merged with Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Cordell was a judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara for more than 18 years, and became widely known for initiating the Supervised Visitation Project, which employs senior citizens to supervise visits between abusive parents and their children. Cordell has been honored for her work with children by Legal Advocates for Children and Youth of Santa Clara County. She is also a board member of Mills College, the Asian Law Alliance and the National Conference for Community and Justice. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1974. J. Taylor Crandall is managing director of Oak Hill Capital Management in Menlo Park and chief operating officer of Keystone, Inc. of Ft. Worth, Texas, a company he joined in 1986. He previously was vice president with First National Bank of Boston. Crandall’s volunteer activities span a broad range, including work with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. He also serves as secretary and treasurer of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Foundation. He is on the boards of American Skiing Co., Broadwing, Grove Worldwide LLC, IPWireless, Oreck Corp., Sunterra Corp., U.S. Oncology, Washington Mutual, Inc., and Wide Open West. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and previously served on its board of overseers.
  • Bruce Dunlevie is general partner in Benchmark Capital in Menlo Park, a venture capital firm he helped start in 1995. Prior to Benchmark, which is known for funding eBay and other information technology start-ups, he was a general partner with Merrill, Pickard, Anderson and Eyre, another venture capital partnership. Dunlevie devotes his volunteer time to young people, serving on the boards of Eastside Prep in East Palo Alto and the Department of Athletics Fund at Stanford University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Rice University in 1979 and an MBA from Stanford in 1984. He is on the boards of Bridgespan, Handspring, Matrix Semiconductor, Rambus, Raza Foundries and Wink Communications.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health was established in 1996 as an independent public charity to promote and protect the health of children. The foundation serves as the sole fundraiser for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the pediatric programs at the Stanford School of Medicine. The foundation also make grants to community organizations that promote the health and well-being of children in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and disseminates information on children’s health issues.

Other foundation board members are Anne T. Bass; Robert L. Black, M.D.; Martha S. Campbell; Roger A. Clay Jr.; Price M. Cobbs, M.D.; John M. Driscoll, M.D.; the Hon. Liz Figueroa; Marcia L. Goldman; Laurence R. Hoagland Jr.; Irene M. Ibarra; Susan Liautaud; William F. Nichols; Susan P. Orr; George Pavlov; Stephen Peeps; Russell Siegelman; Karen Sutherland; and Alan A. Watahara.