Emmett Carson

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Emmett Carson


Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., is CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. An authority on issues of social justice, public accountability and African American giving, he writes and speaks frequently about issues of diversity in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. He was the keynote speaker for the school’s 2017 Diversity and Philanthropy Summit. Carson received both his master’s degree and Ph.D. in public and international affairs from Princeton University and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Morehouse College.