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.

MVLA Celebrates with Books

The MVLA Community Scholars held its 2011 Scholars Winter Celebration of Books on Dec 28, 2011.

Both the scholars and their mentors began the evening with a delicious dinner at PastaQ in Mountain View. Following the dinner, everyone strolled over to Books, Inc for some post-Xmas book shopping, socializing and desserts.

The scholars and mentors each received a $10 gift certificate to be used towards any book purchased that evening. And Books Inc. donated 20% of all proceeds to the MVLA Community Scholars.

MVLA Community Scholars improves the economic mobility and quality of life of local, high-potential, underserved youth by providing scholarships to make college accessible and individual mentoring to make a four-year degree achievable.

Who are Scholars?

  • 30% male/70% female
  • 36% two-year schools/64% four-year schools
  • 95% in state/5% out of state
  • 11% private colleges/89% public institutions
  • 92% in college/8%stopped out, but still in program
  • Average GPA 3.1
  • Average Household income: $35,000
  • 97% First generation in family to attend college

 

MVLA Community Roundtable Common Scholarship Now Available

The 2012 MVLA Community Roundtable Common Scholarship Application is now available on-line.

 When you arrive at the MVLA Scholars’ page, just scroll down to the link which contains the Common Scholarship Application.  This application serves as the application for scholarships offered by the Los Altos Rotary Club, Mountain View Kiwanis Club, Mountain View Los Altos Community Scholars, Mountain View Rotary Club, Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos and Richard G. Bell Memorial Scholarship.

Application Submission Deadline is: February 29, 2012

MVLA Community Scholars improves the economic mobility and quality of life of local, high-potential, underserved youth by providing scholarships to make college accessible and individual mentoring to make a four-year degree achievable.

 

Claudia Coleman LEADS the Way as Outstanding Community Volunteer

Nominated by the Los Altos Community Foundation and endorsed by numerous community dignitaries, our own Board Member Claudia Coleman was honored Friday at the 29th Annual City of Los Altos/Town of Los Altos Hills Joint Volunteer Awards Luncheon.

Held on a beautiful, crisp afternoon at Fremont Hills Country Club, Claudia was among nine volunteers heralded for their often unsung contributions to making our community better, through their volunteer work.

Roy Lave introduced Claudia as a woman who exemplifies the best of what a volunteer does, not only in the countless hours given to serving the community, but with grace and a positive attitude which translates into motivating others to give their time and talent as well.

Claudia not only serves as a LACF Board member and Chair of the Board Development committee, but she is the incoming Board Chair of the El Camino Hospital Foundation, and has also been an active Board Member with the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

Numerous supporters wrote letters of recommendation for Claudia, including Bob Adams who commented, “She is a lady who contributes a huge amount of insight to problems that need solving by exercising a great deal of thought before contributing any type of suggestion or decision. These contributions are usually offered with humor and/or conviction.”

Claudia was lauded by many for her management of the Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) series, which starts up again in January to educate local citizens about the inner workings of our community and potential volunteer opportunities. Claudia also has a concern for keeping our downtown vibrant with shoppers and activities during the revitalization, and as a result, organized a Pop-Up Dinner on a Sunday evening in October. It was met with such success that guests are anxious to know when the next one is.

Congratulations to Claudia on this well-deserved honor from the Board and staff of the Los Altos Community Foundation!

 

Dowtown Holiday Party

What is “First Friday?”
  • Organized by Los Altos Forward, which is sponsored by the Los Altos Community Foundation
  • Fun, social evening event for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and surrounding areas
  • Each First Friday will have a theme or attraction
  • Merchants and restaurants are encouraged to stay open for additional business
  • Currently planned for the even months of the year (February, April, June, August, October, and December)

Contact information
Joe Eyre, joe@losaltosfirstfriday.org

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.