Archives for 2013

Ruth Patrick of WomenSV spot to students about affluent survivors of abuse

Ruth Patrick, Executive Director of WomenSV, gave a training to the Forensic Psychology Ph.D. students at Palo Alto University on Domestic Violence in the Affluent Community. 25 students attended. They left with a new appreciation for the suffering of domestic violence survivors who appear to have money and resources but often don’t have access to them. Students […]

Los Altos Community Foundation adds active community volunteers to its Board of Directors

Los Altos Community Foundation today added two new active community volunteers, Christina Chu and Crysta Krames to its Board of Directors. Christina and Crysta join three additional new members, Mike Kasperzak, Bob Kresek, and Kevin Schick, who have joined within the last quarter. The Board now contains 17 members. “The new board members add to […]

Top Ten Signs You Are A Community (Foundation) Junkie

As Inspired by Roy Lave   1.     You see any gathering of one or more people as an opportunity to build community – golf and poker especially. 2.     You see potential collaborators in every corner –  except a few. 3.     You try to convince people who are thinking of starting their own family foundation to start a donor […]

SFMOMA Project Los Altos

SFMOMA brings national and international artists to the Silicon Valley community of Los Altos in this unique multisite exhibition. Occupying indoor and outdoor locations throughout the downtown area, Project Los Altos features newly commissioned artist projects by Spencer Finch, Christian Jankowski, Chris Johanson, Mike Mills, Kateřina Šedá, Alec Soth, and Jessica Stockholder that respond to […]

Roy Lave Tribute Videos

Annual LACF Brunch was a Sell-Out! Over 140 attendees enjoyed the LACF Annual Brunch in the main dining room of the Los Altos Golf and County Club. After an update by Joe Eyre, Executive Director, it was time for Dr. James Doty, Founder and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) […]

Los Altos Town Crier Rocks the Foundation

The Los Altos Town Crier has a really nice article about our 2013 Gala with a beautiful slideshow by Elle Van Houtte on its website.

Park(ing) Day Los Altos 2013

A quick heads up: Friday September 20th is Park(ing) Day in Los Altos. PARK(ing) Day is an annual celebration in which folks around the world transform ordinary on-street parking spaces into mini-parks just for one day. If you’d like more info see

2013 Gala Pictures

We had some handsome guests at the 2013 Gala! Add some classic 50s cars and you have some pretty nice pictures.

Gala Photobooth pictures!

Summit for Local Leaders in Aging

  Please RSVP below for the Summit for Local Leaders in Aging Participate in a dialogue that looks beyond health care to consider all aspects  of an Age-Friendly community  Hosted by The Center for Age-Friendly Excellence, a project of The Los Altos Community Foundation, and sponsored by El Camino Hospital Friday, September 20, 8:30 am – […]