The ACC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports the Association of Corporate Counsel and serves in-house counsel needs and their organizations by driving diversity, equity, and inclusion and pro bono initiatives by providing research, resources, leadership, and professional development opportunities. The ACC Foundation partners with corporations, law firms, legal service providers and bar associations to assist in the furtherance of these goals.

Thanks to our generous benefactors, the ACC Foundation is able to support thousands of attorneys each year participating in CLE programs, networking and pro bono events.

Meet the ACC Foundation Team

Jennifer Chen
Executive Director
Keilon J. Forest
Program Director
Sarah Reilly
Administrative Manager

Board of Directors

Veta T. Richardson
Foundation President
President & Chief Executive Officer
Association of Corporate Counsel
Washington, DC

Rudy Figueroa
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC
Chicago, IL

Gregory W. Fortsch
Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs
Nestle Health Science U.S.
New York, NY

Blake E. Garcia, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Business Intelligence
Association of Corporate Counsel
Washington, DC

Monica Johnson
General Counsel
Orange, CA

Tori Payne
Vice President and Chief Membership Officer
Association of Corporate Counsel
Washington, DC

Anthony Sharett
Pathward Financial, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Effie D. Silva
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Fresh Del Monte Produce Company
Miami, FL

Adonica Wada
Associate General Counsel, Compliance
Wing (an Alphabet Company)
San Francisco, CA