Our Team

Derek Aspacher

(DARE-ick ah-SPAH-ker)


Senior Program Officer II

With an orientation toward positive change, Derek has a strong capacity to plan and operationalize. His past experience includes roles at the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Community Foundations, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and five years as Chief Executive of the Marcled Foundation. Throughout his work, Derek forged strategic partnerships with an inspiring cohort of social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investment professionals, non-profit leaders and achievers in many fields.

Most recently, Derek ran a consultancy practice researching how to increase funding for deeply impactful systems change work – locally, nationally, and internationally, as well as providing general philanthropic consulting to a variety of clients.

Derek has a BA in Business Administration from Western Michigan University with a focus on Investments and Securities. He enjoys hiking, yoga, high-intensity training, and gardening.