Discover facts about our history and board

The PG&E Corporation Foundation was incorporated in California in 2000. It is an independent foundation funded by PG&E shareholders. The Foundation provides grants to individuals and organizations that support education, environment and community.

Providing support for the underserved

The Foundation supports underserved populations. We focus on education, economic needs, community energy and the environment. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted nearly $100 million to support communities in need. We target our efforts to recipients mostly in Northern and Central California.


An external accounting firm audits the PG&E Corporation Foundation, annually.

Meet our Board of Directors


Helen A. Burt, Chair

Helen Burt is Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Public Policy for PG&E. She leads the full spectrum of PG&E initiatives. Helen works within federal affairs, state and local government relations, and community relations. She works with digital strategy, brand management, advertising, media relations and communications.


Before leading External Affairs and Public Policy, Helen served as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for PG&E. Before joining us, Helen served as vice president, Customer Billing and Operations at TXU Energy. She began her career at TXU as a customer service representative and ended it as vice president, with responsibility for all gas and electric customer service and managing a 2,000-person organization.


Helen holds a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times for five consecutive years. She serves as director and head of the Governance Committee for the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy. She is the director and Executive Committee Member for Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, and director of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Helen is also a member of the Executive Women in Energy Forum and the Hawthorn Club.



John R. Simon, Board Member

John R. Simon is Executive Vice President of Corporate Services and Human Resources for PG&E Corporation. He oversees the Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Strategy and Human Resources organizations for the enterprise. Previously, Simon served as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for PG&E.


Simon has more than 25 years of experience in the human resources and legal sectors. Before joining PG&E, Simon held HR and legal leadership positions at TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a Denver-based provider of customer care services and solutions with 47,000 employees in 17 countries. His most recent position was Executive Vice President of Global Human Capital.


Simon received a bachelor's degree from Colorado College and a law degree from Georgetown University. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California.



Hyun Park, Board Member

Hyun Park has over two decades in the legal sector. He is senior vice president and general counsel for PG&E Corporation and its businesses, including its principal subsidiary, PG&E. Hyun oversees the legal and corporate secretary functions.


Prior to joining PG&E Corporation in 2006, he was vice president, general counsel and secretary at Allegheny Energy, Inc. Hyun previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Sithe Energies, Inc. He was also a partner with the law firm of Latham & Watkins.


Hyun is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He holds a graduate degree in economics from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University. He is a member of the State Bar of California, and serves on the boards of directors of the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks and the California Minority Counsel Program.



Dinyar B. Mistry, Board Member

Dinyar Mistry is vice president and controller for PG&E Corporation and PG&E, and chief financial officer for PG&E.


Dinyar joined PG&E in 1994. He has held positions in the Finance and Regulation organizations at both the Utility and PG&E Corporation. He has served as vice president and controller of PG&E and as vice president of Regulation and Rates. He also served as vice president of Internal Audit and Compliance; and most recently as vice president and chief risk and audit officer.


Prior to his arrival at PG&E, Dinyar was a senior manager at KPMG.


Dinyar holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and financial management from Bombay University. He has a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dinyar sits on the board of directors of First Graduate and is registered as a certified public accountant in the state of California.



Tim Fitzpatrick, Board Member

Tim Fitzpatrick is vice president of Corporate Relations and chief communications officer of PG&E. He is responsible for the company’s communications and solutions marketing.


Before joining PG&E in 2013, Fitzpatrick served as chief communications officer for NextEra Energy, Inc. He was also vice president of Marketing and Communications for the company’s electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company.


Earlier in his career, Fitzpatrick served in communications leadership roles at Lexmark International, BASF and Ameritech.

Fitzpatrick began his career in the newspaper business. He holds a degree in journalism from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.