Antonia Hernández joined one of the largest and most active philanthropic organizations, the California Community Foundation, as President and CEO in 2004. In partnership with more than 1,200 individual, family and corporate donors, the foundation supports nonprofit organizations and public institutions with funds for health and human services, affordable housing, early childhood education, and other areas of need. Under Ms. Hernández’s leadership, the CCF won a 2013 National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Impact Award, in part for providing a greater percentage of its grant dollars to empower marginalized communities than virtually any other community foundation in the nation. Previously, Ms. Hernández was president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She currently serves on several commissions, advisory boards and committees, including the Commission on Presidential Debates and UCLA School of Law Board of Advisors. Ms. Hernández earned her B.A. in History at UCLA and J.D. at the UCLA School of Law in 1974.
The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.