2013 Silver SPUR: How Tom Layton Takes Philanthropy a Step Further

October 30, 2013

The 2013 Silver SPUR Awards, held on October 23, recognized four individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.

Thomas C. Layton has been a dedicated philanthropic leader, seeding and supporting positive social change for almost four decades. As the president of The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation since 1975, Layton has built a track record of innovative and risk-taking grant-making that has served some of the Bay Area's most esteemed leaders, movements and institutions in their nascent stages. His leadership in the philanthropic community, encouraging foundations to courageously support the policy and advocacy work of their grantees, has made him one of the most respected leaders in the field. Prior to joining to the foundation, he was a business executive and, later, the vice president and national director of the Coro Foundation.

 

Learn about our other 2013 Silver SPUR honorees:

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