Silicon Valley Community Foundation exec resigns after …

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The Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s second-in-command has resigned amid allegations she sexually harassed and abused co-workers, the nonprofit organization announced last week.
The creation of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation — the result of a merger of two local community foundations — exacerbated the problems, former employees said.
Carson released a brief statement on April 19 announcing Loijens’ departure: “Mari Ellen Loijens has resigned from Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Loijens, 48, joined the former Community Foundation Silicon Valley in 2004, which merged with the Peninsula Community Foundation in 2007 and was rebranded as Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Editor’s notes: The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has served as the nonprofit financial partner for the Pleasanton Weekly’s annual Holiday Fund.
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