They desired to do more skilled volunteering. We thought that was fascinating.
- Teresa Briggs, Class XX,
Bay Area Managing Partner, Deloitte
From an article in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (8.3.12) on the success of Deloitte's pro bono program.
The challenge here is raising money for
arts and culture. It's an incredibly
different environment than anywhere else
in the country.
- Rick Lombardo, Class XXIV,
Artistic Director, San Jose
Excerpt from speech to San Jose Rotary as reported in Sal Pizzarro's column in the San Jose Mercury News (8.6.12).
We hope this gift will establish a foundation for future gifts from other alumni, helping
the school to continue building its international reputation.
- Mike Gaulke, Class XXIII,
Chairman and former CEO, Exponent
From an article in the Portland Business Journal (7.31.12) on the Gaulke's $3.5 million gift to Oregon State University's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
What should cities do to manage the current crisis and set in place safeguards against future economic recessions? They must return to the basics.
- Judy Nadler, Class VIII,
Senior Fellow, Government Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
From a Wall Street Journal MarketWatch "Outside the Box" commentary (7.27.12).
While more content today is 'born digital,' it also needs to be 'born accessible.'
- Betsy Beaumon, Class XXIV,
VP & General Manager,
Benetech Literacy Program
From a Yahoo News! article (7.23.12) on Benetech's five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Benetech's Bookshare initiative, the world's largest online accessible library of copyrighted content for people with print disabilities.
It means fewer trips to the emergency room. It means fewer trips back to the doctor. That's not only good for the patients, but it helps us reduce health care costs at SCVMC and El Camino Hospital.
- Chris Wilder, Class XXI,
Executive Director, Valley
From Sal Pizzarro's column in the San Jose Mercury News (7.22.12) noting that El Camino Hospital District's recent $1.4M grant makes it VMC Foundation's largest organizational donor ($5M cumulative total).
The only value of money is if it's well spent. Let me tell you, this is an opportunity where the money was well spent.
- Cole Wilbur, Class VIII,
Trustee & former President,
David & Lucile Packard Foundation
From an article in the San Jose Mercury News (7.22.12) on the long-awaited opening of Cooley Landing Park in East Palo Alto.
Silicon Valley embodies the creative energy of the future. I personally feel that the future is happening now, in the present, so I tried to select specific artworks that suggest the various ways in which we could start seeing the present as an antenna for the future.
- Dooeun Choi,
2012 ZERO Biennial Curator
From ZERO1 July Enews wrapping up series of interviews w/ZERO1 Biennial curators.
Dialogue is a process which enables people from all walks of life to talk deeply and personally about some of the major issues and realities that divide them.
- Sandy Heierbacher,
Co-founder, The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation
From The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) online Resource Center.
Implicit in our strategy is that leadership matters.
- Sally Osberg, Class I,
President and CEO, The Skoll Foundation
From an interview with Forbes (6.25.12) on the Skoll Foundation's strategic evolution to leverage impact and drive change.