Nicole Taylor was inducted into the Philanthropy category in 2012.
Nicole Taylor is President and Chief Operating Officer of the East Bay Community Foundation, which under her leadership has made economic development and job creation a top priority for philanthropy in the East Bay. Her efforts have expanded the Foundation's ability to raise and distribute millions of dollars to efforts helping people prepare for and find productive jobs. Under Nicole's leadership, the Foundation supports the annual analysis of the East Bay's regional economic and social indicators, allowing decision makers and investors to make informed decisions that benefit the region. Raised by a mother who worked as a housekeeper and did not have a high school diploma, Nicole attended Stanford University and grew into a leader whose vision helps improve life in the East Bay.