Irene and Maynard Webb
We value lifelong learning as a family and developing as a Foundation Board. We strive to continue to learn and grow in our philanthropy journey. As such, we seek to continually improve the impact of our grant-making.
“We would like to make a difference in the world, not by having buildings named for us, but by having helped people be solid citizens who themselves make a difference in the world.”
Maynard Webb is a 40-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist, and mentor to young entrepreneurs. He’s the founder of the Webb Investment Network, a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs. Maynard currently serves on the boards of Salesforce and Visa. He is the former chairman of the board at Yahoo. Previously, he was the chairman and CEO of LiveOps, a cloud-based call center, and the COO of eBay. Maynard is the author of two books, the New York Times bestseller Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship (Jossey-Bass, 2013) and the national bestseller Dear Founder:Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business (St. Martin’s Press, 2018).
Irene began her career in IT and Finance with IBM and Quantum Corporation. She chose to stay home when their children reached elementary school in order to be a more active participant in their daily lives. She continues to have a very fulfilling life, which includes active roles in the Webb Investment Network and the Foundation. She also runs the family office.
Through their Foundation, The Webb’s wish to extend opportunities to others.
“We would like to see every individual (regardless of their circumstances) have an opportunity to reach their potential.”