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       Bruce Burkard ’86 says he is “excited for the opportunity
to give back to a school that has been so influential in my development and thirst for learning.” A real estate developer, Bruce founded Four Corners Properties (FCP) in 2005. FCP is an established local commercial real estate investor, developer, and operator focused on value-add, urban infill development, and redevelopment of commercial properties in Northern California. A graduate of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, he sits on the boards of the Riekes Center and the Burkard School. Bruce also currently serves as an Urban Land Institute council member
and is a current board member and past president of NAOIP Silicon Valley. After graduating from Menlo in 1986, Bruce went to Bucknell University, where he earned a bachelor of science in business administration and a second major in European history. Bruce and his wife, Agapi, have two children, Dane and West, ages 12 and 8.
Devon Gold (MSPA Co-President, ex officio) graduated from UCLA with a BA in English and political science and earned
a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. She began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and was later a litigation attorney with Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where she specialized in antitrust and intellectual property litigation. More recently, Devon, mother of Jack ’17, Jordan ’19, and Dylan ’23, has been an active volunteer at Menlo and other
education and nonprofit organizations. At Menlo, in addition to her role of MSPA Co-President, she has co-chaired the auction, has served on the Annual Fund Committee, was the Drama Department liaison, and more. Beyond Menlo, she has held leadership positions for the Carey School including trustee and board chair, parent association president, and development chair. She has also been a fundraiser for Coaching Corps, a nonprofit providing high-quality sports programs and coaching to underserved youth. Devon says she is “looking forward to working to maintain a strong connection between Menlo’s board and the broader parent community.”
Stephanie Jackson has been part of the Menlo community
as a parent for the past three years and says, “My son (Avery Romain ’23) is thriving academically and socially, and I have also found my place in the Menlo community serving as co-chair
of the African American Parent Affinity Group, representing Trinidad and Tobago at Global Expo, and joining the Ninth Grade Parent Team.” A native Californian, Stephanie was born and raised in San Jose. After graduating from USC and UCLA Law School, she began her legal career as a staff attorney for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She later moved to Washington, DC, where she worked as a trial attorney for the Department of Justice, handling complex commercial and civil fraud litigation before federal district and appellate courts. She currently works as regional counsel for the Department of Homeland Security.

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