LACF adds four new board members to its roster

Joel Shaps

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 committee since 2012.  He and his wife, Sally, have been married since 1974, and together they have raised two daughters, Brandi and Lisa.  Joel enjoys golf, travel and wine.


 

Sanjay Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanjay Dave, a seasoned high-tech executive and Sr. Manager at Synopsys, has lived in Mountain View for over 16 years with his wife and two children.   Sanjay has been actively involved in the local schools, Huff Elementary and Mountain View High School, as well as the Mountain View Rotary Club, where he currently serves as the membership chair


 

Harry Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Price is a civil attorney, practicing real estate and business law in Los Altos for over 30 years.  He has also served as an associate instructor at De Anza College, teaching real estate courses. Active in charitable and civic organizations, Harry has served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, as President of the Los Altos Village Association and is a member of the Los Altos Rotary Club.


John Radford

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Radford has actively volunteered in the community for the past 15 years, beginning on the board of the Los Altos Educational Foundation.  He has served on a number of committees for the Town of Los Altos Hills, was elected to Town Council in 2011 and served as Mayor in 2014.  In January he began his second term on the Council.  John has served for many years on the boards of Next Door Solution to Domestic Violence and RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers).  For the past two years John has been a member of the LACF Community Grants Committee.  Professionally, John is an executive compensation expert and co-founder of The Radford Associates.

LACF adds four new board members

Joel Shaps

 

 

 

 

 

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 committee since 2012.  He and his wife, Sally, have been married since 1974, and together they have raised two daughters, Brandi and Lisa.  Joel enjoys golf, travel and wine.


 

Sanjay Dave

 

 

 

 

 

Sanjay Dave, a seasoned high-tech executive and Sr. Manager at Synopsys, has lived in Mountain View for over 16 years with his wife and two children.   Sanjay has been actively involved in the local schools, Huff Elementary and Mountain View High School, as well as the Mountain View Rotary Club, where he currently serves as the membership chair



 

Harry Price

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Price is a civil attorney, practicing real estate and business law in Los Altos for over 30 years.  He has also served as an associate instructor at De Anza College, teaching real estate courses. Active in charitable and civic organizations, Harry has served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, as President of the Los Altos Village Association and is a member of the Los Altos Rotary Club.


John Radford

 

 

 

 

 

John Radford has actively volunteered in the community for the past 15 years, beginning on the board of the Los Altos Educational Foundation.  He has served on a number of committees for the Town of Los Altos Hills, was elected to Town Council in 2011 and served as Mayor in 2014.  In January he began his second term on the Council.  John has served for many years on the boards of Next Door Solution to Domestic Violence and RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers).  For the past two years John has been a member of the LACF Community Grants Committee.  Professionally, John is an executive compensation expert and co-founder of The Radford Associates.

Upcoming Public Safety Community Meetings

 

The Los Altos Police Department is hosting a series of Community Meetings in North and South Los Altos.

The topics to be covered include:

  • Information on the recent burglary activity
  • Update on recent investigations and crime trends
  • The Police Department’s crime prevention efforts and strategies
  • Information about the City of Los Altos Neighborhood Watch program

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Grant Park Multipurpose Room

1575 Holt Avenue, Los Altos

 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Los Altos Youth Center

1 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos

Questions about the upcoming meetings can be directed to either Josh Cottrell or Alyssa Green at (650) 947-2770.

Gardner Award Honorees preview

With a few days left to nominate your Gardner Honoree, we thought we’d give you a preview of the current Gardner Award Honorees:

Sandy Bergan JustREAD
Crownie Billik League of Women Voters
Dana Bunnett MVLALAH Challenge Team
Lucy Carter Los Altos Stage Company
Stephanie Charles American Red Cross
Cathy Combs Music for Minors
Terry Conner AchieveKids
Kathleen Creger Community Services Agency
Lani Dorff Sky’s the Limit Fund
Carol Doup Muller Peninsula Youth Theatre
Kathy Feroglia Hope’s Corner
Mike Hammes FRIENDS OF DEER HOLLOW FARM
Bill James CHAC
Sara Jenez JustREAD
Paul Kelleher Los Altos Little League
Jeff Kellman Day Worker Center of Mountain View
Ron Labetich Foothill College Foundation
Deborah McCarley Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped
Sally Meadows MTC
Anna Ranieri Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley
Dave Snow MTC
Emy Thurber Sempervirens Fund
Meryl Urdang Hidden Villa
Tom Yeh Palo Alto University
Dennis Young LACF

 

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Private Foundations Demonstrate Local Commitment through Los Altos Community Foundation

LACommunityFoundationlogoSeveral local leading private foundations have recently shown their commitment to the local community through contributions to the Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF).  These include the Heising-Simons, Brin Wojcicki, Grove, and Morgan Family Foundations.

The Heising-Simons Foundation, which will soon move its offices to the second floor of the new 400 Main St. building, has partnered with LACF in two ways. The foundation contributed to two of LACF’s incubated projects, MVLA Scholars, which provides scholarships for students who are often the first in their family to attend college and the Neutra House, the local conference facility that is used for more than 100 corporate, community, and nonprofit meetings and events a year.

In addition, the Heising-Simons Foundation contributed to LACF’s Community Grants Fund.  The Fund is administered by LACF and provides grants to local non-profits and programs that benefit Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding communities.

The Heising-Simons contribution builds on the local grantmaking support that the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has provided to LACF since 2007.

“We are proud to partner with LACF to strengthen our local community,” said Heising-Simons Executive Director Deanna Gomby. “We are grateful to be able to leverage LACF’s deep knowledge of the local community to make a difference in our own backyard.”

Similar to the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Brin Wojcicki, Grove, and Morgan Family Foundations all focus on a breadth of initiatives. Each has recently given grants to LACF that will be used to benefit the community.

“We are honored that these top-tier foundations have partnered with LACF through their grants,” said Joe Eyre, LACF Executive Director. “Their investment will be put to good use through LACF’s programs and services that address local needs and build community.”

Los Altos Community Foundation strengthens community by stimulating local philanthropy and civic engagement in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View.  LACF incubates and manages community-building programs, grants to local non-profits, manages philanthropic funds, and leads and convenes the community to address opportunities and needs.

 

 

Landmark Halsey House under discussion

From the Los Altos Town Crier

 

The Friends of Historic Redwood Grove committee is hosting an informational program Feb. 15 on the status of the landmark Halsey House at Redwood Grove.

The program, scheduled to begin 2:15 p.m., includes Katherine Halsey Buss, a granddaughter of the couple who built the family home and planted the redwood trees on the property. The event is being held in the Garden House in Shoup Park at 400 University Ave. For more information, visit www.friendsofhistoricredwoodgrove.org.

 

The Friends of Historic Redwood Grove is a designated fund of the Los Altos Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible. Checks payable to the Los Altos Community Foundation, noting “Friends of Historic Redwood Grove” in the memo line, can be delivered to 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022.

World Harmony Chorus concert supported by LACF Community Grant

From the Los Altos Town Crier:

 

The World Harmony Chorus is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Community School of Music and Arts’ Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The World Harmony Chorus is a community chorus open to teens and adults of all experience levels – from beginners to seasoned choral singers. Participation in the chorus requires no audition. Members learn a repertoire of songs from a variety of ethnicities, nationalities and folk traditions around the world, including selections from Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Daniel Steinberg, founder and director of the World Harmony Chorus, has been a member of the CSMA faculty since 1999. He believes that “anyone can participate in music, regardless of age, experience or natural ability.”

Making music accessible to everyone is Steinberg’s personal commitment. He said he sees music-making “as an essential element of community-building” and believes that “an awareness of the traditional music of other cultures helps to bring about a better understanding of the world and ultimately promotes world peace.”

“The World Harmony Chorus concert demonstrates how our diverse community can be connected through music and art,” said Vickie Scott Grove, executive director of CSMA.

Grove added that people of all ages, backgrounds and interests come together in the chorus to express a “mutual love” of song and performance.

“We invite you to join us to share this joy and expand your cultural horizons with the World Harmony Chorus,” she said.

The World Harmony Chorus is accepting new members – CSMA begins its spring semester Feb. 9. Singers interested in joining the chorus can learn more and register online at arts4all.org.

Monday’s concert is part of CSMA’s 2014-2015 Community Concert Series, supported by grants from the Applied Materials Foundation and the Los Altos Community Foundation.

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

For a full Community Concert Series schedule and more information, call 917-6800, email info@arts4all.org or visit arts4all.org.