2013 Gala Program

Stonebrook at Night2013 Gala Program


Cocktail Reception on the Terrace

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Mint Fizz Complementary Cocktail, Classic Beef Sliders & French Fries

Deviled Eggs, Dogs in a Blanket


Dinner on the Lawn

Provided by Continental Caterers

Graceland Salad & Artisan Breads

Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio’s Main Entrée:

Chicken “Casse-Roll” or Grilled Vegetable Wellington en Croute

Roasted Red Potatoes with Thyme & Rosemary Butter

Garden Vegetables Sautéed in Mustard Seed White Wine Sauce


LACF ~ What We Do For You

Roy Lave & Joe Eyre


Message from Board Chairs

Claudia Coleman & Sherie Dodsworth


Live Auction

Featuring Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian

Nancy Manning


Tribute to Retiring Executive Director Roy Lave

Fund-A-Need to Establish

The Roy Lave Fund for Youth & Community

Joe Simitian

8:30 ~ 10:30

Dancing in the Grand Ballroom

Music by RB/X 1950’s Doo Wop Band

Dance Coaching by Hopes Dance

Dessert & Coffee Service on the Terrace

Thanks to our 2013 Gala Underwriters

lacf gala recordThe 2013 Gala is brought to you in part by these underwriters:


I Love Lucy Underwriters

Shelley and Steve Brown

Courtyard by Marriott Palo Altos/Los Altos

Sherie and John Dodsworth


Happy Days Underwriters

Anonymous Donor

Buckingham Asset Management

California Water Service Company

Ellen and Paul Gonella

California State Senator Jerry Hill

Steven & Michele Kirsch

Mission Trail Waste Company

Northern Trust Bank

Opes Advisors

John and Kathy Radford

Rees Properties

Sereno Group & Nancy Manning

Wells Fargo Bank

Young, Craig & Co.







Wonderful Interview with Roy Lave in the Town Crier

I think survival for 22 years – made possible by many regular supporters, hundreds of volunteers and talented staff members – is the proudest achievement. Many of our programs have made a difference, but maybe my favorite is E3 Youth Philanthropy, which gives teenagers training and experience in philanthropy. The most visible accomplishment is the two houses saved – the Community House and Neutra House.


Head over to the Town Crier Online for the rest.

New E3 Video

We have a great new video introducing the philosophy behind E3 Youth Philanthropy. This is a philanthropy program completely run by kids with guidance from E3 director Skye.

The future of philanthropy is in great hands with this group.

2013 Gala Live Auction Packages

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Live Auction Packages

Palm Springs package:  “Heartbreak Hotel”                                       
Value: $8,750
  • Ownership of time-share condo at The Palm Canyon Resort & Spa-1 Bedroom for Two (2) with pull out sofa to sleep four (4). The week is open for you to choose the timing, can easily be upgraded to a two bedroom or exchanged for one of their cooperating resorts in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Los Cabos, Capistrano Beach, San Vincente or Brian Head, Utah. You can also book additional weeks for a discounted price throughout the year. Maintenance fees are $89 quarterly, transfer of title will take 9 to 12 weeks and cost approximately $150, these are the only costs to the winner of this amazing package!
  • Tickets to Polo Match at the Eldorado Polo Club, Palm Springs including a field-side table for Eight (8) at the Emerald Club with 2 Bottles Champagne and Hors d’oeurves platter
  • Stella & Dot Cascading Necklace of Rose, Gold & Copper plated chains with Czech Glass Stones
  • Round of golf for Four (4) at PAGCC as a “warm up” for Palm Springs & Golf Balls


 San Francisco Package:  “I Left my Heart in San Francisco”             
 Value: $2,500
  • Russian Hill Condo for Four (4) for 3 night stay the weekend of March 20 to 23, 2014, or an alternative weekend of your choice, subject to availability
  • Four (4) Tickets to the New Century Chamber Orchestra’s Performance of Atlantic Crossing with Chanticleer Male Chorus on March 21, 2014, at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Feng Shui consult from Lara Pai of Harmonious Interiors
  • Organized hike in the city for Four (4) by Urban Hiker San Francisco


Park City, Utah package:  “Rock Around The Clock”                            

Value: $4,000
  • Three (3) Night stay in a Grande Suite at the Blue Boar Inn during the Ski Season for Two (2) plus gourmet dinner at their 4 Diamond Restaurant
  • Two 2 day pass ski lift tickets to Deer Valley Resort
  • Two (2) single day ski lift tickets to Park City Resort
  • One (1) Tahoe Gold Pass, good any day, any area all ski season – $2,000 value!
  • Serengeti Designer Sun Glasses, One Pair


 Pajaro Dunes Beach Package:  “Love Letters In The Sand”               
 Value: $4,000 
  • Two (2) Nights at 5 Bedroom Pajaro Dunes Beach House
  • Two (2) Nights at The MODERN in Honolulu in a luxury, One (1) ocean view room
  • Genesis Photography Certificate toward portrait session at the beach
  • Rexford Winery in Santa Cruz Private Tour/Tasting plus discount on purchases, hosted by Joe Miller, owner/winemaker
  • Two (2) full Pilates Cardiocamp Sessions for two (2) people in Los Altos
  • Golf for Four (4) at Pajaro Valley Golf Club & Golf Balls
  • Beach Bag with Entertainment for the Weekend


Downtown Progressive Dinner for Six (6):  “I Walk the Line”             
Value: $800 
  • Includes a “tour director” on a Monday thru Thursday of your choice
  • Appetizers at Bella Vita
  • Sampler Plate at Opa
  • Dessert Favor Bags from Gourmet Works and Port at Sit & Share spot downtown
  • Six Celebrity Forum Speaker Series tickets for Jacques Pepin on Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Six copies of Jacques Pepin’s “Essential Pepin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food” Cookbook signed by the chef


Wine Country package for 6:  “Shine on Harvest Moon”                      
Value: $3,000 
  • Three (3) Rooms at the Napa Bel Abri Inn for Two Nights
  • Opus Wine Twilight Tour & Tasting. Private, after-hours event for Six (6) with elegant hors d’oeuvres and multi-vintage tasting hosted by Opes winemaker, Michael Silacci
  • 2006 Oberon Hillside Reserve, Napa Valley Cabernet, 750 ml bottle, signed by David Mondavi
  • Box Lunch for Six (6) from LeBoulanger for the drive to Napa
  • DeMartini Fruit Basket


Sports Enthusiast package: “Greased Lightning”                                 
Value: $1,200 
  • Giants/Padres Game Tickets for Four (4) at AT&T Park, Saturday, Sept 28, 1:05 pm game (Young & Co. Donation)
  • Two (2) Rooms at The Donatello Hotel, Post Street, San Francisco Saturday, Sept 28
  • Meal for Four (4) at Asian Box, San Francisco
  • Four (4) tickets to  a Saber Cats Football Game
  • Bike Tune Up from Bicycle Outfitter of Los Altos
  • Silicon Valley Tour De Coop, FREE Event for the whole family on your bikes September 14, 2014
  • Four (4) Giant’s Limited Edition 2012 World Champion Parade Snow Globes

Los Altos Friday Movie Nights

LACF is proud to be one of the sponsors for Friday Movie Nights in Downtown Los Altos.LACommunityFoundation1

Movies are shown on Main Street at the 3rd Street intersection. Main Street is closed between
2nd and 3rd Streets at 5 pm. You may set out your chairs, sleeping bags, blankets, and picnics, beginning at 6:00 pm. Seating is first come, first served. All movies begin at 8:30 pm.

All movies are family friendly. See you there.