Board of Trustees

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Board of Trustees

The Stuart family remains involved in the operations of the Foundation through the presence of E.A. Stuart’s great-grandsons, Dwight Stuart, Jr., Elbridge Stuart III, and Stuart Lucas on the Board of Trustees. Alongside Davis Campbell and John Buoymaster, the Stuarts work hard towards the Foundation’s goal of transforming the future for all children.

Dwight L. Stuart, Jr.

Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive and Investment Committees

Dwight L. Stuart, Jr. has served as a Trustee of the Stuart Foundation since 1982. He is the Chair of the Board and a member of the Executive and Investment Committees. He is a descendent of Elbridge A. Stuart and Elbridge H. Stuart, the Stuart Foundation’s founders.

Dwight is also the Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund. The Fund was established as a charitable trust by Dwight’s father, Dwight Stuart Senior, in 2000 to support direct services in youth serving agencies in the greater Los Angeles area. The Fund focuses on building capacity for neighborhood based non-profit organizations, many challenged by the hard economic times. Dwight is involved in all aspects of the management and program work of the Fund and oversaw the merger of the Fund with the Stuart Foundation in 2010. Dwight has also served on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles Educational Partnership and the Western County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Prior to joining the Board of the Stuart Foundation, Dwight was Vice President and General Manager of Carnation – U.S. Pet Food Division. Dwight started at his family’s company in 1970, beginning in sales management in Atlanta and Dallas and later at the company’s Los Angeles corporate headquarters. He now invests in southern California real estate.

Dwight’s passion is public education reform. His abiding philosophy is that a strong and vibrant educational system is the root of a successful society – economically, socially, and collectively.

Dwight resides in Beverly Hills, California.


Elbridge H. Stuart III

Vice Chairman of the Board, Treasurer of the Board, and a member of the Executive and Investment Committees

Elbridge is the Managing Director of Carnation Farms LLC which owns and operates the historic 820-acre Carnation Farms in Washington State. The farm hosts the Paul Newman non-profit “Serious Fun Network” Camp Korey at Carnation Farms. This is a year-round camp for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses. He was previously on the Board of Camp Korey as well as served on several committees and is considered a co-founder of the camp.

Elbridge also serves on Boards and/or Financial and/or Endowment Committees of Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, Sierra Nevada College, the Elbridge and Debra Stuart Family Foundation, and the Elbridge Amos Stuart Foundation. He also spent 18 years on the Endowment and Audit Committees of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. In addition to his tax exempt activities, he also runs a for-profit single family financial office.

Elbridge was the Director of Alternative Assets and Research and a Principal at Coldstream Capital Management, Inc. a high net worth asset and wealth management firm with over $1 billion in assets, based in Bellevue Washington. He joined the firm in 2003 and resigned in 2009, after the death of his father, to run several taxable and non-taxable family enterprises. During his time at Coldstream he was responsible for selecting and vetting outside investment managers and assets in all traditional and nontraditional asset classes and maintaining the after selection due diligence process. While at Coldstream, he was a contributor on financial issues to both Bloomberg Television and Radio. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for several investment firms in the areas of investment banking, buy side equity research, and both institutional and high net worth portfolio management. After earning his degree, Elbridge spent seven years in the Army Reserve and gained a direct officer commission. He was also in the computer industry from 1970 to 1985, working in the areas of hardware, large system software design, and software product management and marketing.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1970 and attended the CFP program at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a 20 year member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Seattle, is associated with the Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG), Philanthropy Northwest (Washington State) and the Northern California Grantmakers Association. He is also the author of The History of Carnation Farms, A Family Perspective.

Elbridge helped raise two adult children with his wife Debra. He and his wife currently reside in Incline Village, Nevada.


Stuart E. Lucas

Vice Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit and Investment Committees.

Stuart E. Lucas has served as a Trustee of the Stuart Foundation since 2004. He is a descendent of Elbridge A. Stuart and Elbridge H. Stuart, the Stuart Foundation’s founders.

Stuart is founder and Chairman of Wealth Strategist Partners, LLC, a registered investment advisor which acts as an outsourced Chief Investment Officer for a select number of individuals and families of exceptional net worth. He is also Chairman of the National Public Radio Investment Committee and a Trustee of the NPR Foundation.

Stuart is Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he designed and teaches wealth management programs. His book, Wealth: Grow It and Protect It, published by Financial Times Press, is now in its second edition. He is a featured speaker around the world and the author of numerous articles on wealth management.

Previously, Stuart was the Senior Managing Director of the Ultra-High Net Worth Group within Private Client Services at Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase), General Manager of European operations for Wellington Management Company, and as Assistant Portfolio Manager of a Forbes Honor Roll mutual fund.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

He and his wife, Susan, have three children and live in Chicago.


Davis Campbell

Member of the Board and the Audit Committee.

Davis Campbell has served as a Trustee of the Stuart Foundation since 2008.

Davis, who retired as Executive Director of the California School Boards Association in 2001, has a distinguished career in public education. Before directing CSBA (1988-2001), Campbell served as Executive Director of the California Institute for School Improvement and managing partner of SRA Associates (1983-88). From 1977 to 1983, he served as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of California.

Davis maintains a consulting practice in education policy and effective governance at both the state and international level. He is a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Advisors of the University of California Davis School of Education and a Trustee of the UC Foundation Board of Trustees. He is active in public service serving on the Sutter Hospital Foundation Board, the Yolo County Commission on Mental Health and the California Cities, Counties, Schools Partnership Leadership Council (founding board member).

He and his wife have lived in Davis, California since 1965.


John W. Buoymaster

Member of the Board

John Buoymaster is Chairman and a Managing Director of Hall Capital Partners LLC, an investment management firm with offices in San Francisco and New York. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Investment Review Committee, in addition to having direct portfolio management and relationship responsibility for a number of the firm’s clients.

Prior to joining Hall Capital Partners in 1998, Mr. Buoymaster worked in the private banking group in the San Francisco office of J.P. Morgan & Co., and previous to that he was a partner in the San Francisco and Palo Alto law firm of Cooley Godward Castro Huddleson & Tatum (now known as Cooley LLP).

Mr. Buoymaster sits on the Board of Directors of the NPR Foundation, Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc. (KQED) and the Stuart Foundation. He also is a member of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors and serves on the Investment Committee of University High School. He previously served as a director or trustee of various non-profit organizations, including Marin Country Day School, The Little School (San Francisco), Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties, and the Children’s Health Council. He also is a member of the Advisory Board for Kohlberg Investors IV and V, L.P., which are private investment partnerships.

Mr. Buoymaster is a graduate of Williams College and Stanford Law School. He lives in San Francisco, and has two adult children.