Yuri Vanetik has been involved in philanthropy and community service throughout the course of his career, and has grown a passion towards education, public health, and community stability.



Public Health

Community Stability


UC Hastings College of the Law

Board of Trustees Member, 2016
Yuri Vanetik joined the board of trustees for the University of California, San Francisco’s law school, UC Hastings College of the Law. Yuri decided to join after thinking back to the incredible experience that he had during his time in law school.

The Gen-Next Foundation

Board Member, 2008 – Present
Gen Next is an invitation-only organization for those who are dedicated to learning about and becoming engaged with the challenges that are facing our future generations.

The Claremont Institute

Lincoln Fellow, 2009 – 2014
Yuri Vanetik was the Lincoln Fellow for The Claremont Institute, a national think tank for the study of politics and statesmanship.

The International Executive Council

Founding Member, 2018 – Present
Yuri Vanetik was appointed to be a founding member of International Executive Council, a business leadership organization that is focused on innovation, growth and impacting the next generation of leaders.

The Center For Education Reform

The Center for Education Reform drives the creation of better educational opportunities for all children by leading parents, policymakers and the media in boldly advocating for school choice, advancing the charter school movement, and challenging the education establishment. Through its storehouse of data and unique insights into American communities, CER uses information to turn parents into activists, policymakers into advocates, and educators into reform leaders. The Center for Education Reform changes laws, minds and cultures to allow good schools to flourish. The Center for Education Reform is a 501c(3) public, nonprofit corporation organized in the District of Columbia in 1993. Support for CER comes from more than 1,000 individuals, foundations, and civic leaders.

Outrageous Learning

Scott Oki, is a well-known philanthropist, entrepreneur and new author, thanks to the recent release of his first book entitled: Outrageous Learning: An Educational Manifesto, which highlights the troubles facing our nation’s schools and presents solutions that will bring constructive change to public education.

Scott Oki, former CIO of Microsoft and one of Forbes magazine’s wealthiest 400 U.S., “marries his passion for things entrepreneurial with things philanthropic in ways that encourage others to do the same.” His Foundation works to positively reform education through the advocacy of longer school years, increased volunteer participation, and local budgetary control, the elimination of standardized curriculum, early intervention and specialized instruction.

The Kennedy Center

Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works in the United States to ensure that all people – especially those with the fewest resources – have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.

Public Health

The American Red Cross

Board Member, 2008
In addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. Yuri Vanetik remains an active for the American Red Cross today.

Miracles For Kids

Board Member, 2010
Miracles for Kids is a non-profit organization based in Orange County, California. 
Their mission is to improve the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Community Stability

The Center For Global Change

Board Member, 2010
The Center for Global Change was created to provide assistance to the abused, neglected, and underprivileged orphans around the world. C4GC supports individuals, programs, and organizations that truly enrich the lives of the impoverished. Our goal is simply to satisfy the most fundamental human needs that we so often take for granted.

UC Irvine’s Center for Unconventional Security Affairs

Advisory Board, 2008
Located at the University of California, Irvine, the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs focuses on unconventional security research group studies to help develop solutions for unique security challenges.

The Institute For The Analysis Of Global Security

The Institute for the Analysis of Global Security is a nonprofit public educational organization focusing on energy security. IAGS seeks to promote public awareness to the strong impact energy has on our economy and security and to the myriad of technological and policy solutions that could help us move into an era of enhanced energy security, and increase peace, prosperity and stability in the world.

Set American Free Coalition

Ninety-seven of the fuel used in U.S. transportation is petroleum based, meaning oil has a monopoly, and we as consumers have no choice. The Set America Free Coalition’s mission is to change that. Their focus is to educate people about the danger of the U.S. dependence on foreign oil and the need for fuel choice; increase public demand for and use of flexible fuel vehicles and plug-in hybrids and support policy solutions that increase fuel choice.

The Kauffman Foundation

The Kauffman Foundation helps individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success, consistent with the aspirations of their founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman.

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key economic challenges threatening America’s future and accelerate action on them. To meet these challenges successfully, they work to bring Americans together to find sensible, sustainable solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.