V-Day/one Billion Rising Day in Los Altos

 

  WOMEN~SV, along with several other women’s groups “convened” the community at Main Street Café in downtown Los Altos, on Thursday , Feb 14,.

And what a huge success it was, thanks to all the wonderful women—and men!! —who turned out to express their idea of what healthy love looks like. It was SRO—Standing Room Only!! —as you can see from the pics:

And the paparazzi were out in full force! Here’s the link to the Patch coverage which includes a brief video clip:

http://losaltos.patch.com/articles/los-altos-women-rise-to-meet-one-billion-rising#video-13385901

We all shared songs, read poetry, spoke from the heart. And everyone who participated got a rose, thanks to a generous donation from Trader’s Joes.

People are still talking about the spirit of love, solidarity, and connection that filled the room, proving once again there are no strangers at Jaime’s café—only friends we haven’t met yet. In fact it was so successful that Jaimie says we can do it all again next year. Thanks Jaimie! Thanks to everyone who was there that day—in person or in spirit—and who helped us show the world what “true love” really looks like!

WOMMEN SV is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation

Los Altos Community Foundation and the Marriott Cares and Shares program’s Second Annual Casino Night

 

Why go to Las Vegas when you can win

BIG in Los Altos?!

 

Attend the Second Annual Casino Night

Benefit event for Los Altos Community Foundation and the Marriott Cares and Shares program

Texas Hold’em Tournament, Blackjack, and Roulette

Prizes include: Condo week stay in Puerto Vallarta, Home Poker Party, SF Giants’ Club Level Infield tickets, Celebrity Forum Speaker Series tickets, Bus Barn theatre tickets and more!

Friday, March 15th

Social Hour 5-6pm with food and beverages

No corkage fee

Playing floor is open 6-10pm

Limited seating, RSVP by Monday, March 11th.

Beginner Texas Hold’em table available.

$50 for seat reservation and initial stake of chips.

Sponsored and hosted by Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto – Los Altos

4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos

 

2012 Glorious Fourth

Glorious Fourth of July

 

 Wednesday, July 4, 2012

 10:30am to 2pm

 at Shoup Park, Los Altos

 (immediately following the

Los Altos Hills Parade)

 

 

Live entertainment with Ye Olde Towne Band

and The Unicorns

 

Program begins promptly at 11:00 am

Cristy Dawson, Los Altos High School Asst. Principal, Emcee

 

 Mayor Rich Larsen and Mayor Val Carpenter

to speak!

 

 

Special Features:

 Hot dogs and more by Quick Dog

Face Painting

Balloon Art

Petting Zoo

Games

Sing-A-Long

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Mountain View

Dunk Tank

Paradise Shave Ice and more!

 

 

Special Thanks to our Partners:

 City of Los Altos

Ye Olde Towne Band

Los Altos Town Crier

Los Altos Rotary

American Legion of Los Altos

January Mixer

Los Altos Community Foundation

Invites you to the January Mixer!

 Please join us in welcoming the New Year and celebrating the Year of the Dragon.

Enjoy delicious appetizers, courtesy of Chef Chu’s, and selected wines.

Friday, January 27

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Neutra House

 

Please bring a guest who may want to meet us

and learn more about LACF.

 

Please remember to RSVP to Monica at 650-949-5908 or mdavis@losaltoscf.org so that we know how many to accommodate.

Annual LACF Open House

Celebrate with us!

Please join the Los Altos Community Foundation for a festive evening at our Annual Open House.

Wednesday, December 14, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 PM

183 Hillview, Los Altos

Enjoy wine and gourmet cheese plus holiday music

 Also enjoy both original and holiday music by local singer/songwriter Tami Mulcahy, whose joyful songs will surely put you in the true spirit of the holidays.

For questions, please contact Monica Davis at mdavis@losaltoscf.org

The Los Altos Community Foundation, 183 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos CA 94022 650.949.5908

LACF Beats Holiday Stroll Rain With Song and Crafts

Los Altos residents braved a rainy Friday evening for the annual Holiday Stroll.  The Los Altos Community Foundation greeted soggy strollers with cider, ornament crafts, and an original holiday song created by Vicki Reeder.

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Carol for Los Altos Community Foundation

“LACF’s HELPIN’ THIS TOWN”

(tune: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, words by Haven Gillespie, music by J. Fred Coots, 1934.)

New words by Vicki Reeder, 2011.

You better join up / Better just try / To help us do good / We’re tellin’ you why: / LACF’s helpin’ this town.

We fund lots of groups / Don’t have to ask twice / We made a list of who’s naughty and nice

LACF’s helpin’ this town / We donate to The Children / The Arts and Seniors too / If you’ve a cause that’s awf’lly good,

Perhaps we will help YOU! / Oh! Please check us out / Buy in, you’ll see / The difference we make Is plain as can be

LACF’s helpin’ this town.

 

 

 

Los Altos Community Foundation Supporters Enjoy Annual Brunch

LACF members hit the buffetOn October 16th, Board members, staff, Founders and other supporters of LACF gathered for a Harvest-themed brunch at the beautifully decorated Los Altos Golf and Country Club.

The Annual Brunch serves as both an informational and social event, providing guests the opportunity to hear Executive Director Roy Lave give an update on the highlights of the current fiscal year, which included some staffing additions and an acknowledgment of the success of the fundraising Gala held in August.

Keynote speaker, Carol Larson, President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, discussed the partnership between their foundation and LACF, siting the important role we play in the vetting of grant requests and distribution of funds to local organizations.

Skye Delano, Program Director for LACF’s E-3 youth philanthropy program shared her group’s enthusiasm for discovering youth-led opportunities that the E-3 group engages with.  Through E-3 (Engage, Educate, Empower), middle school and high school students learn about the importance of philanthropy at any age.  Four members of the E-3 program presented their work and how empowering it felt to be able to give to members of our community in need.