Archives for March 2015

2015 Gardner Awards Dinner in Pictures

Liz Simons of Heisings-Simons Foundation to speak at Gardner Awards Dinner

Liz Simons is president of the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to sustainable, research-based solutions in early childhood education, climate/environment, and science. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Education from Stanford, Liz taught high school English and, subsequently, English as a Second Language in elementary […]

Gardner Awards Welcomes Back Jeff Applebaum

After 20+ years in California, this New York City native is finally learning to understand the local language. Jeff’s comedy examines his particular life experiences, which include being the only white kid on his Little League team in Queens, moving to Long Island for high school, having a Chinese wife and raising children who calls […]

Legacy Donors – Save the Date!

LACF’s Annual Legacy Circle Luncheon LACF thanks all of you who have remembered Los Altos Community Foundation in your estate plans. Tuesday, April 28th 12:00 – 1:30pm Los Altos Golf & Country Club RSVP to:  Christina.Rudolph@losaltoscf.org If you’d like to become a Legacy Circle Member click here…

MVLA Scholar Behind the Gold Statue (The Oscars)

Last year, William Martinez attended the Oscars.  Actually, he was working at the Oscars, and you can trace a chain of events from this plum job back to MVLA Community Scholars, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, that offers recurring college scholarships and mentors to local low-income youth. Martinez, an intern of NBC […]

Ways and Means Passes Charitable Tax Provisions

The House Ways and Means Committee met today to markup several important bills focused on the charitable sector. The actions included making permanent charitable “tax extenders,” such as the IRA charitable rollover and simplifying the private foundation excise tax on investment income to a single rate of 1%. All four bills were passed out of the Committee, […]

LACF adds four new board members to its roster

            Joel Shaps is President, Owner, and CEO of Bedrock Capital Management in Los Altos.  Prior to that, Joel was President of two divisions of Profit Recovery Group, owner of The Shaps Group, an accounts payable recovery consulting business, and a Vice-President at Neiman-Marcus.   Joel has been serving on LACF’s […]

LACF adds four new board members

          Joel Shaps is President, Owner, and CEO of Bedrock Capital Management in Los Altos.  Prior to that, Joel was President of two divisions of Profit Recovery Group, owner of The Shaps Group, an accounts payable recovery consulting business, and a Vice-President at Neiman-Marcus.   Joel has been serving on LACF’s investment […]