Carol Saal has made volunteerism, leadership and philanthropy a serious career choice throughout her adult life. Saal passionately believes that an integral part of community leadership is a willingness to fundraise and has been instrumental in helping to raise many millions of dollars for the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation, the new Taube-Koret, the Arthritis Foundation, the Center for Clinical Immunology at Stanford and many other non-profits, both in the Jewish and general community, going back 35 years.
As a four-term national president of the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev board, a member of the University’s Board of Governors and in recognition of her work on behalf of BGU, Saal was awarded an honorary doctorate in May 2008 by the University for her lifelong dedication to volunteerism and philanthropy.
Saal helped her husband Harry launch two high-tech companies, among them Network Associates (originally Network General Corp.), working as a marketing manager until her retirement in 1992. She currently manages Saal Family Partners L.P., an investment partnership and serves as president of the Saal Family Foundation. She is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and attended the Centro di Cultura per Stranieri in Florence, Italy.