Russ Hall co-founded Legacy Venture in 1999. As Managing Director, he helps shape the fund’s strategy, manage its investments and tap the power of venture capital to help Legacy members amplify their positive impact in the world. He also serves on the board of the fund’s philanthropic arm, Legacy Works, and was its founding chairman.
In addition to his leadership at Legacy Venture and Legacy Works, Hall serves on the board of the Gathering and The Philanthropic Workshop, two active networks of philanthropists who share skills, commitment, and imagination to help solve major social and environmental challenges. He also serves or has served as an elder at his church; as well as on the advisory board for the Full Circle Fund, Good Capital, Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), and the Global Philanthropy Forum. Russ is also a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Silicon Valley and a member of the Donor Effectiveness Network.
Hall earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MS from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point.