An accomplished entrepreneur and dedicated philanthropist, Rene Boisvert has served as board director and adviser to several nonprofit organizations in the Oakland, California, area. Among the organizations he has served is the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, which has awarded nearly $120 million in grant money over the past 24 years. As the founder of Taking It to the Streets, Rene Boisvert uses proven business and marketing strategies to raise funds to combat homelessness and poverty. Under his leadership, the organization earned the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, indicating its commitment to transparency and accountability.
Rene Boisvert holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and he completed a Certificate in Fundraising Management at Indiana University’s Center of Philanthropy graduate studies program.. Earlier in his career, he spent six years as senior vice president of operations and marketing for Rainy Day Productions, a San Francisco-based concert production company that produced an average of 30 shows annually for well-known artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Seinfeld, and Willie Nelson.