Steve Carnevale

National Board Member

Mr. Carnevale is a Founder and co-Chairman of the UCSF Dyslexia Center which is translating neuroscience to enable precision education. The Center has a partnership with the Armstrong School, for which he is former President and current Emeritus Trustee. 

In addition to Leaning Ally, he is a trustee of other educational nonprofits including the SERP Institute, Boon Philanthropy and a member of the Eye to Eye Leadership Council. 

Mr. Carnevale has been a venture capitalist most recently with his own boutique investment firm Point Cypress Ventures. He is currently Chairman of Sawgrass, a developer of digital industrial inkjet technologies. 

He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering. As a Founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship he is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Service Award. He also supports several Michigan student leadership programs. 

For local community work, he is the former President and current Emeritus Board Chairman of The Olympic Club Foundation, whose mission is to support disadvantaged youth sports programs that develop future community leaders. 

He and his wife are the owners of a boutique Napa Valley wine Blue Oak - and have twin son’s who are sophomores at Washington University in St Louis and U Chicago.