Roy Lave founded LACF in 1991 and passionately led it for 22 years as a volunteer.  Under his leadership LACF grew to be a valued contributor to the local community through its grant-making, program management, philanthropic funds management, and convening of the community. In this role he also orchestrated the move and preservation of the Community House, now LACF’s office, and Neutra house, a conference resource available to the community. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Los Altos Stage Company Theatre and has served as Los Altos Mayor and Council member, on the Boards of the Moscow-Santa Clara County Sister County Program, Los Alto Sister Cities, the Rotary AIDS project, the Los Altos Rotary Club where he also served as president. He has resided in Los Altos since 1964.