Roy Lave Tribute Videos

Annual LACF Brunch was a Sell-Out!
Over 140 attendees enjoyed the LACF Annual Brunch in the main dining room of the Los Altos Golf and County Club. After an update by Joe Eyre, Executive Director, it was time for Dr. James Doty, Founder and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University. Dr. Doty regaled the crowd with his personal triumphs and challenges, culminating in how important giving is to the soul. Attendees received a gift, beads that represent the various elements of compassion.
Dick Henning started the frivolity. His irreverent introduction to Roy and Penny (especially Roy) had the crowd in stitches. Guests were then encouraged to present their thoughts on the Foundation career of the Laves. All were heartfelt and one, from John Reed and Vicki Reeder, was even musical.

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

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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.


Books For Haiti program delivers Electronic Library


By Bob Ende

On March 15th, my daughter Tenaya and I arrived in Haiti, backpacks brimming with Kindle eReaders. Our goal: create Haiti’s first “Electronic Library”, giving students who had a few dusty books on the shelves of their school library access to millions of digital books via the Internet.

You may already know about the SOPUDEP School and its wonderful Director, Madame Réa Dol. SOPUDEP has been supported by the Solidarity With Haiti Organization at Los Altos High School and by our local Rotary Club.

Our program, Books for Haiti, is sponsored by the Los Altos Community Foundation and complements those efforts by making e-Reader learning work in a country with unreliable electric power and spotty Wi-Fi. A Field Trial of Kindles in Haiti proved SOPUDEP could download any eBook available on the Internet. Generous donors had provided the Kindles, and we loaded hundreds of French eBooks onto each e-Reader that Réa’s students eagerly awaited.

We taught SOPUDEP students and Staff to use their new Kindles. A real change suddenly occurred — for the first time, a SOPUDEP classroom had a consistent set of (electronic) materials for every student and instructors began teaching their classes with them! Réa summed it up: “Thank you for this beautiful moment with us. We are the only school in Haiti to have access to this new technology. God bless you!”

Visit to become a donor. Donations come through the Los Altos Community Foundation, and we thank them for sponsoring us! Every dollar Books For Haiti receives buys an eReader or an eBook. The Ende family pays all overhead costs, so your donation is used with 100% efficiency to change the lives of students in Haiti.


Caring Adult 2 Session Study Group

Helping Teens and Youth Thrive
Dates: Tuesday May 14th AND Tuesday May 21st
Time: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Neutra House, 181 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022
Host: Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Community Values Youth
RSVP: none required
Please join us to learn simple ways to connect with teens and youth. Having caring adults in their lives is critical for our youth and we need your help. This is not a group just for parents. All adults including seniors, neighbors, community members, business owners, and volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join us!
In 2010 Project Cornerstone surveyed students from the Mountain View Los Altos High School District. The survey measured developmental assets, which are the positive values, skills, relationships and experiences that help young people grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible adults. The survey revealed that only 20% of our teens feel valued by our community. Together we can change this!
For questions, please contact Kristin Link:

2013 LACF Casino Night Winners

Thank you to all who attended the casino night and made it a huge success.

Thanks to our sponsors and donors:

Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos

Young, Craig and Company

Los Altos Community Foundation Board of Directors



  1. Bert Raphael-First place with a trip to Puerto Vallarta
  2. Roger Huang-Second place with a home poker party for 10 players
  3. Beverly Woods-Third place with a well-aged beverage


  1. Larry Madsen- Club seat level tickets for the San Francisco Giants for four
  2. Galina Kagan- Tickets to Ken Burns at the Celebrity Forum and a bottle of wine
  3. Angela Ott-Third place with 10 tickets to Bus Barn

V-Day/one Billion Rising Day in Los Altos


  WOMEN~SV, along with several other women’s groups “convened” the community at Main Street Café in downtown Los Altos, on Thursday , Feb 14,.

And what a huge success it was, thanks to all the wonderful women—and men!! —who turned out to express their idea of what healthy love looks like. It was SRO—Standing Room Only!! —as you can see from the pics:

And the paparazzi were out in full force! Here’s the link to the Patch coverage which includes a brief video clip:

We all shared songs, read poetry, spoke from the heart. And everyone who participated got a rose, thanks to a generous donation from Trader’s Joes.

People are still talking about the spirit of love, solidarity, and connection that filled the room, proving once again there are no strangers at Jaime’s café—only friends we haven’t met yet. In fact it was so successful that Jaimie says we can do it all again next year. Thanks Jaimie! Thanks to everyone who was there that day—in person or in spirit—and who helped us show the world what “true love” really looks like!

WOMMEN SV is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation

Los Altos Forward City Council Candidates Forum

Los Altos Forward Invites You to the

Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum
Downtown Vibrancy
and Sustainability 
Thursday, September 27
Los Altos High School Auditorium
201 Almond Avenue
We encourage you to submit and prioritize questions for the candidates at:

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Please email to add your organization as a sponsor (no financial support required).