2013 Foundation Brunch set for October 13

Roy Lave (then)
Roy Lave (then)
Roy Lave (now) with grandaughter, Quincy

Join us Sunday, October 13 for the annual Los Altos Community Foundation Brunch!

Enjoy fabulous food in the Los Altos Golf and Country Club’s main dining room, an elegant setting overlooking the golf course.

1560 Country Club Drive, Los Altos

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This year’s brunch will feature a thought-provoking and celebratory program:

Brief LACF update, Joe Eyre, Executive Director

Keynote talk by Dr. James R. Doty, Founder and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Tribute to Roy in pictures and words. This is your chance to take the microphone and express your thoughts about Roy and his deep caring for LACF
and the community.


Dr. James Doty
Dr. James Doty

James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He collaborates with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the moral, social and neural bases for compassion and altruism.

He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As a philanthropist, Dr. Doty supports a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world. He also supports a variety of research initiatives and has provided scholarships and endowed chairs at multiple universities including Stanford University and Tulane University School of Medicine.

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.

2013 Glorious Fourth Photos

Many thanks to the 500 plus people who attended the event. See you next year.

Also thanks to:

  • Greentown Los Altos for valet bike parking
  • Day Worker Center of Mountain View for helping assemble and tear down the event
  • National Charity League Orchard Valley Chapter
  • The Sweet Shop for the guessing jar candy
  • George Limbach for parking patrol
  • City of Los Altos for logistical support and facilities
  • Christy Dawson for Emcee duty and child tiring
  • Vicki Reeder
  • John Sylvester
  • Wendy Roberts
  • Pinky Whelan
  • Quick Dog
  • Baskin Robins of Mountain View
  • Paradise Shave Ice
  • Los Altos American Legion Post 558
  • Navigators USA, Chapter 41
  • Rotary Club of Los Altos

LAVA kicks off tax-deductible fund with LACF

According to Los Altos Town Crier,

Downtown Los Altos Movie Night – Courtesy of Los Altos Town Crier

According to Executive Director Nancy Dunaway, the LAVA Board of Directors recently established a 501(c)3 donation account with the Los Altos Community Foundation to keep some of the organization’s community events and programs afloat.

Dunaway said the board chose to establish the account – named the Los Altos Village Fund – after several local residents “expressed interest” in donating to help fund some of the organization’s renowned events, including its annual downtown carriage rides during the holidays and its summer movie night program.


LACF Mixer goes “Down Home” at the Los Altos History Museum

Home Postcard“Down Home”
DATE: Thursday, May 30th, 2013
TIME: 5:00-7:00
LOCATION: Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio
Food sponsored by Shelly Potvin and Michael Sutton of Coldwell Banker
Enjoy award-winning barbeque and beverages.
Founders, members and their guests are FREE.
All others are $10.
Please bring a guest who may want to meet us and learn more about LACF.

RSVP is required by Tuesday, May 28th. mdavis@losaltoscf.org


Cinco de Mayo Mixer

Cinco de Mayo 2013   
Please join us for an early Cinco de Mayo mixer
on Friday, April 26th
5:00-6:30 pm
Neutra House
181 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
Founders, members and their guests are FREE.
All others are $10.
Please bring a guest who may want to meet us and learn more about LACF.

Stay tuned for notice of a Special Speaker
Please remember to RSVP to Monica

Glorious Fourth Independence Day Celebration at Shoup Park

flag and band

picture of an american flagThe Los Altos Community Foundation

presents a Los Altos/Los Altos Hills

Independence Day Celebration

 Glorious Fourth of July

Thursday, July 4, 2013

10:30am -2:00pm

(immediately following the Los Altos Hills Parade)

Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.,

Los Altos

  Live entertainment with Ye Olde Towne Band and The Unicorns

 Program begins promptly at 11:00 am

Mayor Jarrett Fishpaw and Mayor Gary Waldeck to speak!

  • dunktank1Food by Quick Dog

  • Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

  • Paradise Shave Ice

  • Face Painting

  • Balloon Art

  • Games

  • Bounce House and Slide

Summer Solstice Party 2013

The next LACF Summer Solstice will be held Thursday, June 20, 5pm to 8pm  at the home of Art & Jean Carmichael.

Join us to learn more about what we do in our community! Appetizers, wine & live music.

Stay tuned for ticket details.