Director of Social Impact, Blue Shield of California
As Director of Social Impact for Blue Shield of California, Perry Chen directs the corporate grantmaking and sponsorships, signature program initiatives, employee engagement programs in volunteering and donations, and community emergency responses. He also designs and implements strategies to contribute toward the Blue Shield’s social responsibility goals in community benefit and impact and environmental sustainability and support the company’s values with becoming a Great Place to Work and Standing for What’s Right.
For more than two decades, Perry has worked in the field of education and youth development, with a particular focus on equity and quality for children and families in California. Starting out as an undergraduate teacher and executive director for CityStep, a youth arts organization, he has since held leadership roles in nonprofits, school districts, and philanthropy - all driven by the vision of opportunity, access, and quality education for all. [Click on board member name for full bio]