Los Altos Community Foundation hosts several signature events each year to promote philanthropy, celebrate our donors, and introduce community members to the Foundation.

Los Altos Community Foundation's

27th Annual Brunch

  • Enjoy an Elegant Buffet
  • An Update from the Foundation

Catherine Crystal Foster and  Kathy Jackson will present
"Cracking the Giving Code: Catalyzing New Investment in Silicon Valley Nonprofits.”

Sunday, October 14
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Los Altos Golf and Country Club

RSVP for Annual Brunch

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Laurel Iverson at or 650-949-5908.

Smart Giving to Children, Grandchildren, and Charities

How to support the ones you love and the causes you care about in a tax-smart way.

Wednesday, October 17th
Los Altos Public Library Orchard Room
13 South San Antonio Road

Program Schedule

  • 6:45 pm - 7 pm - Refreshments
  • 7 pm - 8:30 pm - Program


  • Margo Felt, Attorney, Thoits Law
  • Dennis Young, CPA, Partner Youg, Craig & Co. LLP
  • Lonnie Gary, Enrolled Agent, Partner Young, Craig & Co. LLP

This event is jointly sponsored by LACF, Los Altos Educational Foundation, and MVLA High School Foundation.

Register Now for Smart Giving Seminar

For more information contact Laurel Iverson at or 650-949-5908

Our signature events include:


The Gardner Awards is one of the largest – and most highly anticipated – local celebrations of outstanding volunteerism. It honors dedicated volunteers who have given their time and effort to make a difference at local nonprofits.

Typically held in spring, the dinner and celebration regularly attract community leaders, philanthropists, professionals, elected officials, and nonprofit professionals. The next Gardner Awards will be held in 2020. #GardnerAwards2020


LACF’s annual Legacy Circle Luncheon recognizes our most forward-thinking and committed donors – those who have included LACF in their estate plans or interested in doing this. LACF’s Legacy Circle members are the true philanthropic leaders of our community.

Join the Legacy Circle


Held annually in June, the Summer Solstice Celebration is an elegant garden party held at a private residence. It is an opportunity for those in the community to learn more about the Foundation and typically attracts 250+ guests.


Community members and donors look forward to the annual champagne brunch held in October at the Los Altos Golf and Country Club. This event features a keynote speaker and updates on LACF programs and accomplishments throughout the year.


Held annually in early December the Donor Appreciation Evening is a festive celebration honoring our donors for their support of LACF.

To learn more about our events and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laurel Iverson, Development Manager, at 650-949-5908 or