Helen Vance

Originally a native of the Philadelphia area, Helen has been living, working, and studying in the Bay Area since 2003. She earned her B.A. in English from Mills College and she is currently pursuing an accounting degree at Colorado State University. As a member of the Finance and Administration team, Helen provides operational, accounting, and payroll support to the organization, as well our fiscally sponsored schools and projects.


When she is not at the Ed Fund, Helen is actively involved with the local music scene. She is a volunteer at 924 Gilman Street, an all-ages, nonprofit punk rock venue, and a member of their fundraising board.


Why the Ed Fund? I love Oakland and all of the schools we work with. It’s exciting to see the impact great schools can have in a community!