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Emma Guttman-Slater

Strategic Communications Director

Emma Guttman-Slater is a proud Oakland resident who brings a love for people and a curiosity about life to her work. As the Strategic Communications Director at Beneficial State Foundation, Emma runs initiatives aimed at changing the banking system for good. She believes that everyone is an investor and that finance can be a tool for equitable, transformative change.


Erin Kilmer Neel

Erin Kilmer Neel
Chief Impact Officer and Deputy Director

Erin Kilmer Neel is passionate about building more humane, equitable, and sustainable local economies by supporting and ensuring that businesses are a force for good. To that end, Erin currently serves as Deputy Director and Chief Impact Officer at the Foundation, where she supports overall Foundation operations and helps to protect, strengthen, measure, and communicate the social and environmental impact of Beneficial State Bank. (more…)

Salvador Menjivar

 Photo of Salvador Menjivar, Executive Director, Beneficial State FoundationExecutive Director

Salvador Menjivar is the Executive Director of Beneficial State Foundation. Salvador has been in positions of leadership in the private and nonprofit sectors for over fifteen years. While attending school in New York he helped launch an import-export company brokering and selling organic foods from Latin America. He has also directed political campaigns on behalf of the California Democratic Party.  (more…)