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 the talent, perspective, and community focus of the LACF Board and will further enable the Foundation to positively impact our community,” said Joe Eyre, Executive Director.
Los Altos Community Foundation, founded in 1991, improves Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View by promoting, fostering, and sponsoring philanthropy. It does this through grantmaking, program management and fiscal sponsorship, charitable funds, and community leadership.
Christina Chu who grew up in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, currently owns her real estate firm, Silicon Tech Realty Inc. She has volunteered with Child Advocates, and has fundraised and donated to the Mountain View El Camino YMCA.
Crysta Krames has a Masters in Public Administration from San Jose State University. She currently is the Development Director for Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley. She is a member of the Los Altos Rotary, serving as the Director of Fine Art and the Park for the past two years.
Mike Kasperzak has extensive public service experience. He is serving in his fourth term on the Mountain View City Council and has served twice as Mayor. He has been on a number of Bay Area boards and commissions, has been President of the League of California Cities and is now on the Board of the National League of Cities. Mike is a commercial mediator with Silicon Valley Mediation Group and has practiced law for 11 years. He is now a member of the Advisory Board of Nextdoor.com and on the Board of Acterra.
Bob Kresek, CFP®, CIMC®, is a Principal at Buckingham Asset Management LLC, where he is a personal financial advisor to Silicon Valley executives and venture capital firm partners. Previously Bob served as vice president of two high-technology start-ups and held numerous management positions over 18 years with Hewlett-Packard Company. Bob formerly served as Board Member and Board President for the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.
Kevin Schick has a Finance degree from Marquette University and MBA from Northwestern. During his career he served in a number of financial executive roles with several companies, including 27 years with Con-Way, Inc., a $5.5B freight transportation and logistics company. He is now an active community volunteer with the Los Altos Rotary, Roadrunners, and the El Camino Hospital.