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

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 or visit

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LACF primes local community organizations with thousands of dollars in grants.

For example, in 2011-2012 the Foundation awarded $176,000 in grants to 35 local non-profits. Grant applications are evaluated and awarded by how the grant will address a community need and/or incrementally benefit the community.


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Nominations are capped at 25.

Nominations are are now closed. Thanks to all who participated.


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Please use the above form to nominate your non-profit’s extraordinary volunteer for the 2015 Gardner Awards.

Any non-profit that serves Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, or Mountain View is encouraged to select an outstanding volunteer from its organization to honor at this celebratory event.

The recognition of volunteers will be spirited and to the point, with the Master of Ceremonies reading a 100 word tribute to each honoree. As the tribute is read, each honoree will stand with your organization’s leader for a picture and to receive his or her award.

This award is not a secret! Please remember to share this exciting news with your honoree and confirm they will be able to attend the event!

Also, purchase your non-profit’s table and/or seats soon as the event will probably sell out!

Welcome Christina

photo (8)Christina Rudolph has joined LACF as its new Executive Assistant / Office Manager.

She will be working full time and responsible for:

  • Managing incoming and outgoing correspondence, including email newsletters
  • Taking care of incoming donations  and managing our donor database
  • Supporting our grant making activities
  • Event and volunteer coordination
  • Scheduling and office management
Christina has worked part time for the last several years as a project manager for local firms providing custom design and stationery products.  Before that she did marketing communications and customer relations for firms such as SGI and Pete’s Brewing (remember Pete’s Wicked Ale?  She was involved with the IPO of Pete’s Brewing).
Christina grew up in the area and has lived in Los Altos for 16 years with her husband Colin.  They have two girls, in 5th and 7th grades.
She’ll be sitting at the front desk, so stop by and say hi.