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Annual Report 11-12

Unity Care's annual report for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

Unity Care

“Creating Healthier Communities”

2011-2012 Annual Report

Special Thanks to our Supporters

Suppor ters July 2011 - June 2012

Individuals Sarah Best Teresa Chapman Susan Frank
L. Nash and E. Bienvenue
Nancy Adjei Francine Bion Amit Chetal Christine Galloni
Carl and Sheri Agers Joel P. Bion
Jacqueline Akerblom Tama Bistrian John Chovanec Leticia Galyean
Renee Algaard Ashley Bode
Jenna Alheim Ranga Bodla Megan Christian Monica Gamboa
Mark Allums Ann Bolden
Blanca Alvarado Rachel Borden Joan Cloughesy Chris Garcia
Grace Andrews Rita Boren
Dorothy Araldi Hilda Boseman Rudolph and Shirley Cook Everett Bobby Gasper
Patricia Archer-Ward Michael Bowman
Lisa Armento Terry and Nancy Boyle Dave and Patti Cortese Mike and Judy Gaulke
Peter and Bolatito Ashaolu Deborah Ann Erba and
Heidi Axtell Nan and Dave Cullinane Trish Gilbert
Thomas and Laurie Babula Mark Bregman
Mitchell and Kristie Sabrina Bronzini John Dao Navesh and Christine Gir
Paolo Bruni
Bacigalupi Tuan Bui Jane Deering Leon Glover
Kimberly Bailey Steve and Pam Campbell
Elaine and Louis Baldwin Claire Campodonico Lisa DeFinney Winston Gor
Sharon Bang Lori Cantrell
Carol A. Cassara and Molly Carpenter Stacia DelPrete Paul Gorney
Dan and Karen Carter
Michael Basile Debbie Blackwell Arvind and Tatiana Dorothy Goundar
Stefan Heymanns and Demone and Krystal Carter
Evelyn Catalon Deogirikar Linda Graham
Elisheva Basseri Mary Cavagnaro
Patricia and William Belote Janet Chance Yvonne DiSalvo Noland and Lisa Granberry
Bruce Paton and Marie Chris Changras
Stephaney Downey Mark Greenstein
Kathryn and Paul Besser Deanna Doyon Libby Gruender

Miriam Ebo Karen Haley

Sarah Etheredge Ally Hammond

Heidi and Corey Farr Ginger Hammond

Mona Favorite-Hill Barbara and Mike Hanly

Kathy Feerick Paula Hansen

Hooman Firooz Leah Hawkins

Kevin and Helen Flagg Shirin Hedayati

Harvey Fox Nicholas Heinrichs

Beth Fraker Rick and Deborah Hel-

Keith and Dorothy Fraker kowski

Kooper and Lynn Frame Stacey Henley Montgomery

Ilan Frank and James Henley

Continued on page 19...

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Contents Mission

Special Thanks to our Supporters.................... 1 Unity Care provides quality youth and family
Table of Contents................................................ 2 programs for the purpose of creating healthier
Foster Care Statistics........................................ 3 communities and lifelong partnerships.
A Message from the President
and Chairman of the Board.............................. 4 Organizational Objectives

Services and Success Stories 1. Advocate effective strength-based
Community Based Services.............................. 5 culturally competent care for at-risk
ILP: Darcie’s Story...............................................6 youth and their families.
Parent Advocates Services:
Leticia’s Story.......................................7 2. Help at-risk youth and adults recover
Mental Health Services...................................... 8 from trauma, isolation, abuse or addiction.
Odyssey: Carina’s Story.....................................9
Housing Services................................................ 10 3. Connect at-risk youth and families to
Residential: Eddie’s Story...................................11 community resources to enrich their lives.
Affordable Housing Services........................... . 12
About Us
Financial Highlights.............................................13 Unity Care is a strengths-based, family-focused,
Populations Served.............................................14 and culturally proficient youth and family
Network of Social Impact................................... 15 development agency.

Fundraising Initiatives Since 1993, we have provided services to
YouthLive!............................................................ 16 at-risk youth and families in the juvenile
Summer of Learning............................................17 justice, mental health and child welfare systems
Santa’s Helpers Donation Drive........................ 18 throughout California, with a particular focus on
Celebrating our Supporters Continued............ 19-21 Santa Clara and Placer Counties.

Each year, Unity Care advocates the most
effective form of care for 3,500 at-risk foster
children and families to improve their physical,
mental, spiritual and emotional well-being. • 2

The Realit y for Foster Youth

In today’s challenging economy there is a growing When you consider the cost of institu-
divide among young adults throughout the nation due tional care, disruption to routine and
to growing social and economic injustice. Lack of overall instability that the youth must
access to higher education and jobs that pay a living manage as a result of being a part of
wage have discouraged many and left them frustrated the system, consider also the following
and unable to compete in a global economy. statistics:

• Less than 49% of foster children
will graduate from high school or
receive their G.E.D.*

• 37% of youth exiting the foster care
system have been incarcerated at
least once**

• 20% or more have been home-
less within 18 months of exiting the
foster care system in California.***

The realities for foster youth are far worse as they Foster care outcomes are disturbing, but demon-
face even greater disadvantages. According to the strates a great need to invest in better preventative
Lucile Packard Foundation “Kids Data 2011” there are and supportive services that no only heals, but
approximately 56,138 children in California’s empowers our nation’s youth, our future. Unity
foster care system due to abuse or neglect. Each Care’s programs works to improve the the lives of
year, thousands of foster youth emancipate lacking foster children through its comprehensive services.
educational achievement, employment skills and As a result of critical life-changing services, these
familial resources leaving them at high-risk of youth can reach their human potential and become
becoming further dependent on social welfare and contributing members of society.
entrenched in the justice systems, and in turn
increasing government spending.

*California Department of Social Services. (2009) Exit to Outcomes for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Quarterly Statistical
Report, October-December 2009.)
** U.S. General Accounting Office, “Foster Care: Long Standing Barriers Remain”, June 2002 Dept. of Health & Human
Services, “Promising Practices in Children’s Mental Health”
***Human Rights Watch, “My So-Called Emancipation: From Foster Care to Homelessness for California Youth”, May 2010.

3 •

A Year of Continued
Growth, Efficiency
and Effectiveness

Dear Friends,

In 2011, Unity Care celebrated 19 years of serving our community’s at-risk foster youth and families. As an
organization, we continued to feel the impact from the nation’s economic crisis. However, it is with pride we
share that through ongoing strategic planning efforts, being mindful of our expenses, leveraging support
services from the community and increasing efficiency of service delivery, the agency has survived these
financial challenges.

At Unity Care, we are doing what it takes to give our families comprehensive mental health, and supportive
services as well as connections to community resources that make a difference in how they participate in the
world. In this report, you’ll find a few life-changing stories, fundraising initiatives and an in-depth look at agency
services provided from July 2011 through June 2012. We hope you are inspired by our children’s and families’
ability to overcome obstacles.

Unity Care impacts the lives of over 3,500 at-risk children in our community. We are deeply humbled to look
back at all of the amazing accomplishments we have achieved and challenges that we have overcome because
of your heartfelt support. We value your faith, and confidence enabling us to remain focused on our mission.


André Chapman Carl Agers, II

Founder, President and CEO Chairman of the Board • 4

Community Based Services

Independent Living Program Transition to Independence
(ILP) Process (TIP)

ILP prepares hundreds of youth ages 16 to 21 in Unity Care’s Transition to Independence Process
Placer County to exit the foster care system and (TIP) serves Transitional Age Youth ages 14-24 in
ensures their successful transition to adulthood. West Placer County who are experiencing emotional
Through group workshops, individual coaching and and/or behavioral difficulties. Youth receive cultur-
goal-setting, youth determine their treatment plan ally and developmentally-appropriate services and
and ILP supplies the resources and support supports. Each youth identifies family members and
necessary to reach those goals. other informal key players in the planning process to
help their successful transition into adulthood by set-
Parent Advocate Services ting and achieving their personal goals.
Hip Hop 360
Unity Care’s Parent Advocate Services provides
support for parents who are currently in the family Hip Hop 360 brings creative arts back into the lives
reunification process. Parent Advocates assist of middle school youth, while reinforcing California’s
parents in fulfilling their court-ordered case plans state educational standards. Hip Hop 360 exposes
by locating appropriate community resources, and enhances students’ creative abilities while help-
acting as mentors to help parents navigate the ing them grow academically and socially.
child welfare system, and offering support groups
for individuals and families. Hip Hop 360 successfully engages youth ages 11-14
through dance, urban art, creative writing through
Resource and Advocacy lyricism and DJing. Students receive expert instruc-
Support Services (RASS) tion in their chosen area with the goal of creating their
own original artistic piece within the project’s 12-week
The primary purpose of the Resource and span.
Advocacy Support Services program is to
provide resources to county licensed foster and Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands
adoptive parents. The team assists families by (GHGH)
providing guidance and answering any ques-
tions or concerns. The team also works as a Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands, is a pilot project that
liaison with county assessment staff and social gives girls the opportunity to be advocates for their
workers. health needs, and to have better access to health
information. This girl led effort offers support and
services that are age appropriate and culturally
sensitive in Monterey County.

5 •

ILP:Darcie’s Story

“A healthy social life is found Darcie was a foster care youth dealing with something
only when in the mirror of each none of us ever should have to face, the death of her
soul the whole community finds twin sister. Darcie’s sister had taken her own life,
its reflection, and when in the leaving her so devastated that the emotional
whole community the virtue of paralysis left her feeling exhausted and alone.
each one is living.”
Darcie was referred to Unity Care’s ILP program, but
- Rudolf Steiner lacked any interest in participating. She was failing
her junior year of high school and saw that she may
not graduate with her friends and became interested
in what ILP could offer. Staff connected her with a
tutor and helped her consider creating a resume to
challenge her to build her own future. Her ILP
counselor encouraged Darcie to take advantage of
any of the resources that were offered to her.
Ultimately, she found confidence in her counselor
and shared her feelings of discontent with her current
caregiver as well as the fear of her impending
emancipation from the system. Darcie was advised
to seek out a new living situation since she would
soon turn 18. She found a church member who
allowed her to live rent-free under the condition that
she worked and attended school. Staff helped her
find a job and an internship.

Darcie continues to work with staff on her goals, and
has even saved up enough money to buy a used car.
We couldn’t be more proud than to see Darcie raise
her GPA and successfully graduate along with her
classmates! • 6

Parent Advocate Services:
Leticia’s Story

Leticia, was placed in the foster care system as a “Vicki never gave up on me. Today,
young teenager and remained until she “aged-out” I can call her anytime and ask her
at 18. She emancipated from the system not for advice.”
knowing she had ongoing mental health issues. Like
many foster youth, Leticia experienced homeless- -Leticia
ness, developed bad habits and associated with
the wrong crowd. She met and married a man who Initially, progress was very slow, but Vicki worked
introduced more negative influences into her world, patiently with Leticia. She also noticed Leticia was
most significantly—drugs. Together they had four extremely disorganized and struggled to complete
children, but they did not live a healthy lifestyle. Her basic daily routines, so she taught Leticia how to
husband sold drugs, so Leticia started to use them slow down and make a checklist. Leticia was diag-
hoping they would help address her mental issues. nosed with ADHD and given proper medication to
She was suffering inside and did not know what was help stabilize her impulsive behaviors. The medi-
wrong. cations seem to work very well. Leticia learned to
pre-plan, and develop coping skills. Vicki continued
Two years ago her husband was deported and to assist Leticia at her court hearings and attend
Leticia was left to provide for her children. She various supportive and recovery meetings. She
lacked employment skills. The little income she was encouraged Leticia to enroll in an auto repair certifi-
able to obtain from working in the fast food industry cation program.
was not enough to provide for her children. Soon
the courts were involved and Leticia’s children As a result of Vicki’s unwavering support, Leticia has
were removed from her care. She was directed to has achieved unsupervised visits with her children
complete a court ordered case plan, so she could and lives in a sober living environment with other
reunite with her children. women in a residential home. Today, Leticia has
successfully completed her court ordered case plan
Leticia was referred to Unity Care’s Parent Advocate and is ready to reunify with her children.
Services to receive proper guidance to ensure
successful completion of her court orders. Unity
Care staff, Vicki, was assigned to support her.
Leticia was very resistant to working with her Parent
Advocate since she did not trust the court system to
support her role as a mother.

7 •

Mental Health Services

Outpatient Mental TBS: Therapeutic
Health Clinic (OMHC) Behavioral Services

Unity Care’s Outpatient Mental Health Clinic TBS provides one-on-one mental health
(OMHC) works in partnership with our educational services for youth with severe emotional and
and residential programs to provide a full array of behavioral issues. The goal of TBS is to success-
quality mental health services for youth and fully transition youth from a high level of care to a
families. A team of Therapists, Case Managers less-restrictive setting. Behavioral coaches offer
and a Psychiatrist work closely with the child and individual skill building to children at home, in
or/families to evaluate and develop a treatment school and in community settings. Individualized
plan to meet their unique needs. services help youth reduce disruptive behaviors,
learn coping skills and succeed in relationships.
The Nia Project (DR)
“Nia: To use our collective gifts and talents to
build and develop our community in order to Odyssey (Wraparound) is a strengths-based and
restore our people to their traditional greatness.” needs-driven program which provides intensive
mental health services to youth up to 19 years of
The Nia Project provides culturally proficient age and their families. The team utilizes identified
Differential Response in Santa Clara County that individual and family strengths in support of
offers earlier and more meaningful responses to maintaining children with their families in their
emerging signs of family concern. This program home communities.
helps child welfare agencies mobilize resources
supportive of the family before problems can Odyssey’s success is in the child and family team
escalate. through strengths-based planning. Rather than
just measuring things that have been measured
The program creates an increased fairness and by projects, or picking “cookie cutter” evaluative
equity for all families referred to the child welfare instruments, true accountability in wraparound
system, as well as addressing the safety and requires asking what the goals of the project are
protection of the child, with the outcome focused and how they will be acheived within the context
on successfully maintaining more children safely of this individual family.
in their home with community services. • 8

Odyssey: Carina’s Story

What is Wraparound? When seven-year-old Carina and her mother were
• Wraparound is an approach to implementing in- living in a temporary women’s shelter in San Jose
for many months, Carina was constantly expelled
dividualized, comprehensive services for youth from school for emotionally violent outbursts. Their
with complicated multi-dimensional problems. social worker referred them to Odyssey, Unity
Care’s wraparound program, to help them find
Who is referred to our Odyssey (Wraparound) stable housing and additional support. Housing
program? was found, her mother secured employment, and
• Nearly half of the children served have a fam- yet Carina was still blowing out at school, throw-
ing desks, and leaving her mother feeling helpless
ily history of substance abuse, one-third have around her inability to console and redirect her
been physically abused, and over 20% have daughter.
been sexually abused.
• Risk behaviors include: fighting, stealing, The Child and Family Team created a plan that had
vandalism, running away, self-mutilation, cruelty a Family Specialist in the classroom with Carina
to animals, fire setting, etc. four days a week to try and calm her down and
support the learning process. Staff provided
emergency crisis intervention 24/7 and initiated a
crisis plan for her mother to follow in an attempt
to de-escalate Carina independently. Clinicians
worked to understand the root of her emotional
instability. Carina gained confidence and finally
shared that she had been molested by a family

She began to attend therapy regularly and receive
psychiatric support, obtaining a diagnosis of PTSD
and Disruptive Disorder to help her receive more
services at school. It was a tumultuous but
productive year.

Through a collaborative effort with the wraparound
team, Carina is doing well at school and recently
received the “Student of the Month” award, and her
mother has maintained steady employment.

9 •

Housing Services

Residential Care “Less than 50% of foster youth will
graduate from high school and less
Each youth living in the seven Residential Treatment than 2% will earn a college degree.
homes in San Jose experiences opportunities for Unity Care’s residential program
social, emotional, spiritual and educational growth. gives foster youth a full range of
We show these teenagers respect, teach them to physical, mental and emotional
focus on the positives and help them develop self- support so that they may flourish
confidence, trust, and interpersonal skills as well as a in life.”
sense of belonging and purpose. We ultimately hope
to improve the community in which they live and -Kenya Kennedy,
contribute to society. Program Manager

The goal of our Residential Treatment program is to
provide safe, secure and caring living environments
where adolescent males and females, ranging from
11 to 18 years of age, experience emotional support,
growth and confidence. We serve youth referred by
Social Services, Probation and Mental Health

We provide positive alternatives that allow our youth
to internalize behaviors that correlate with making
proper and wise decisions. By providing youth a
stable, structured and comfortable living experience,
we enable youth to realize their full potential.

Transitional Housing Placement
Program (THPP)

Unity Care’s Transitional Housing Placement
Program (THPP) gives current foster and probation
youth, ages 16 to 18, an opportunity to live
more independently. The goal of the program
is to equip youth with the necessary life skills
so that they are prepared to live independently
upon exiting the child welfare system.

9 • • 10

Eddie’s Story

Eddie, arrived at Unity Care’s Residential Treatment “Eddie has grown and opened up
Home for boys at the age of 16. He was placed at so much since he arrived. He’s
the group home to deal with his extreme behavioral taking initiative and is learning how
problems. At first, he had difficulty adjusting to take care of himself and is
because he missed his family. He was extremely focusing on his education. ”
withdrawn, often cried and ran away for a days at a
time. -Stacey Murillo,
Facility Manager
The Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) team
worked closely with Eddie to get a better understand-
ing of his needs. He often isolated himself from
interaction with others, paced back and forth and
relied heavily on staff to provide basic care. It took
some time for the team to develop a stronger
relationship with him, but eventually they learned
that Eddie’s behaviors resulted from depression,
anxiety and lack of organization skills.

With this discovery, the team created an action plan
to address the identified behavioral problems.
Eddie started to show major improvements. He
made an effort to interact with his peers, as well as
during outings and activities. He also realized that
he was emancipating from the system in a year, so
he really needed to learn how to take care of himself.
He decided to tag along with staff during grocery
shopping trips and he learned how to budget and use
coupons. He also started to focus and show interest
in school.

11 •

Affordable Housing for
For mer Foster Youth

THP- Plus: Transitional “Each year, 150 young adults
Housing Placement Plus
emancipate from foster care in Santa
THP-Plus serves twenty emancipated foster/
probation youth 18 to 24 years of age who are Clara County without any support,
homeless. We provide affordable, stable,
transitional housing for these young adults and about half will become homeless or
comprehensive support services while they
attend school, receive job training, secure incarcerated. THP-Plus is their
sustainable employment, and are learning and
practicing independent living skills. safety-net, and allows youth to learn

Our program is tailored to fit individual circum- how to take care of themselves.
stances of each young adult in order to provide
the greatest possibility of success. - Danny Gilmore,

Unity Place I THP-Plus Case Manager

Unity Place 1 is a 12-unit (2-Bedroom, 1-Bath)
apartment complex located in the Willow Glen
neighborhood of San Jose. Unity Place I houses
former foster youth and extremely low-income

Unity Place II

Unity Place II is a an 8 unit complex featuring
(2-Bedroom, 1-Bath) units in south San Jose. The
complex provides affordable housing to former
foster youth and extremely low-income families.
The renovated complex opened in September
2011 and features green technology that will help
lower tenant utility bills. • 12


Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Fiscal Year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 Revenue

Program Services $ 9,209,000
Contributions $ 316,000 Program
Total Revenue $ 9,525,000 Services
& In-Kind
Program Services $ 7,408,000
General and Administrative $ 1,128,000 93%
Fundraising $ 376,000
Total Expenses $ 8,912,000 Expenses


7% 4%
63% 13%

30% Current Program
Assets Services
General and
Property & Administrative
Equipment Fundraising

Other Assets


Liabilities and Assets
Current Assets
10% $ 2,807,000
Liabilities Property & Equipment $ 5,801,000
Long Term
Other Assets $ 664,000
49% Liabilities
Net Assets Total Assets $ 9,272,000


Current Liabilities $ 917,000

Long Term Liabilities $ 3,835,000

Net Assets $ 4,520,000

Total Liabilities and Net Assets $ 9,272,000

13 • • 12

Populations Served

By Program

2% Unity Place I and II
1% 1% TIP
2% 3% Odyssey (Wraparound)
Girls' Health in Girls' Hands
25% 4% Nia Project (DR)
5% TBS
7% Hip Hop 360
Outpatient Mental Health
15% 10% Clinic
13% 12% Parent Advocate Services
Resource and Advocacy
Support Services

1.4% 2.1% By Ethnicity .64% .74% By County
.4% 5.2% .04% .1%
Other/Unknown .89% 1.14%
American Indian 73.55%
Multicultural 1.93% Sacramento
Asian 10.25% Contra Costa
African American
Caucasian Other
38.6% 23% 10.70% San Mateo

San Francisco

Santa Cruz

28.9% Monterey


Santa Clara • 14

Network of Social Impact

Government Unity Care Corporations/

Teacher Youth Sibling(s)

Community Engagement Mental Health Treatment

Individuals Parent Neighbor Volunteers

Affordable and Stable Housing

15 •

Yo u t h L i v e !

We continued to push fundraising efforts to sup- “Today, I can strongly say that had I
port our community-based programs dedicated to not been accepted into Unity Care, I
at-risk and underserved foster youth. YouthLive! would have been homeless, in jail, or
showcases an array of talented youth through per- dead. And for that I am truly grateful
formances in song, spoken word, fashion modeling to Unity Care.
and the many beautiful works of art by our foster
youth. -Peter Lamas

Peter, a foster youth, and recent graduate from “It’s refreshing to have a fun evening
Unity Care’s Transitional Housing Placement rather than just another fundraiser.”
Program (THPP), courageously shared his
personal story of hardship and resiliency growing -John A Sobrato
up in the foster care system. We at Unity Care are
so proud of him and all that he has accomplished.

Awards were also presented to Lisa Sobrato
Sonsini, President, The Sobrato Family Founda-
tion and Dale Carlsen, Founder and CEO, The
Sleep Train Enterprises for their advocacy and
philanthropic efforts on behalf of foster children and
families. • 16

Summer of Learning

Unity Care’s Summer of Learning program kicked off What I learned and liked from these
in June with a great start! The program strengthens
our most vulnerable youth and families by connect- activities...
ing them with summertime traditions, which helps
establish positive behaviors and build lasting relation- “How to put a tent up. I learned other people’s
ships. We provide access to a full range of activities
that expose youth to higher education, engage them talents and how to get along together.“
in physical activities, encourage their creativity, and
broaden their horizons. - Justin, 17

Our Goals: “I liked gettting to see what it is like to be on a
• Connect youth and families to the outdoors
• Engage youth/families in healthy physical college campus.” - Mike, 15
outdoor activities to promote well being
• Promote learning and post-secondary

We hosted a wide range of fun, interactive,
challenging and explorative summertime activities,
such as:

• Alcatraz
• College Tours
• Great America
• Yosemite National Park/Camping
• Monterey Bay Aquarium
• Oakland A’s Baseball Games
• Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
• Unity Care’s Annual Summer Olympics
• White Water Rafting

17 •

Santa’s Helpers
Donation Drive

The holidays can be a very difficult time for
foster youth seperated from their families and for
families struggling to meet basic needs. Unity
Care’s Santa’s Helpers Donation Drive gave foster
children and families such a magical and blessed
holiday season. Thanks to caring individuals and
community partners, we raised $25,000 in cash
and donations to provide over 350 foster youth and
families in need a brighter holiday season.
Youth Holiday Parties and Activities
We thank our partners like SAP employees,
SureWest Foundation, the Rasina family, Beth
Fraker and many volunteers for hosting holiday
parties for our youth programs. Children received
personalized holiday gifts, beautiful Christmas
Trees with decorations, and fun, festive holiday
parties. • 18

Celebrating our Supporters Continued...

Shirley Jean Herring-Chapman Sina Maghsoodi Julie and Sawyer Randles van der Gaast
David Hershfield Heidi Magner Meghana Rao Lenny Ventimiglia
Lee Hicks Barbara Marchetti Michelle and Derek Rasina Sue Voiss
Mary and William Hiland Constance Marsh Bette Jo Belda and Sandra Ray Dell Vossbrinck
Barbara Hogan Cedric Martin Michael Rebholtz Fran Wagstaff
John and Lisa Hogan Leroy and Jeannine Martin William Leighton Reed Carol Waitte
Marjorie McCarthy Jerry Reese Paula Wallace
Kathryn Hogan Ginger Taylor McDonald Janeece Richards Kelly Walsh
Rosemary Hossenlop Kathleen McGuire Judy Rickard Robert J. Watson
Jeanette Hrnyak Carolyn J. McInnes Joan Rickey Jens E. Weitzel
Kelly Huerta Susan and John McSorley Donald Rocha Kyle G. Welch
Tina Hugg C. L. Melior Benoit George and Nancy Romer Prentice and Melinda Wells
Amanda Hurley and Cheryl Middleton Ed Ronningen Meg Whalen
Geary and Nina Miller Belita Rossin Colleen Wilcox
Jason Martinez Maritza Gascon and Raquel Rothenbuescher Robert L. Wilson
Terri Hurley Terri and David Rovella Elizabeth A. Wines
Leslie and Alexander Hurwitz Albert Mintz Jan Rowe Jack and Julie Wines
Kelly Husted Anna Moore Ray Ruiz Julie Wing
Gloria Ison E. Marie Moore Damaris Rutherford Edmund C. Wong
Cynthia Iwanaga Carroll M. Morris Danté Sadler Michelle Wong
David Jeffers Dorothy Morris Marjan Sadoughi Mark and Jennifer Woodburn
Jung Seop Jo Colin and Danielle Munro Marina and Craig Scott Mark and Karen Yolton
Warren Johns Harry G. Murray Danielle Sellers Michael Young
James L. Johnson Greg and Patricia Myerholtz Amy Sells Catherine E. Zamora
James and Frances Jones Marcella Myers Shirley Sells Maria Dulce Zamora
Jeanne Katsuro Tom Nealon Kathie Sheehy Mike Zwiefelhofer
Fred and Kathleen Brian Neel John Shepherd
Joseph Nezwek Janette J. Shutts Corporations and
Kazmierczak Nikki Ngo Cindy and David Simon Foundations
Kristina Keates Shannon Nicholson Christie A. Simons
Peter Kehoe Mattie’ Skye Nogaye Debbie Sloan 4ZeroEight Tattoo
Shinling Keng Anita Nunes Dabbie Smith Ad Dimensions
Robert and Diane Kenkel Patricia O’Dwyer Kim Smith Aqui Cal-Mex
Kerry Kennedy Patty Oliver Kim Snodgrass Auburn Hip Hop Congress
Olivia Kerkula Ken Olivet Ed and Susie Stark Ameriprise Financial
Susan Kettmann AnnJuletta Otis Nancy L. Staves Best Buy
Debra Kilgore-Erns and Sonali Parthasarathy Chuck Stegner Buca di Beppo
Briana Payne John Steinfirst Cake4Kids
L. John Ernst Debbie Peltan Sheila A. Stevens Cambrian Park United
Jennifer Krach Sarah Penzel Jarvis Sulcer
Jodi Krause Tony Perazzo Nina and Roger Swendig Methodist Church
Dana Larson Carol Perrigo Bill Sylvester Community Access Ticket
Felicia Larson William L. Perry, DDS Ed Tacdol
Alok Lathi Jim Phillips Kari Taggard Service (CATS)
Joe and Lori Laurence Melissa Phillips Captain Robert Tassi Chapman Charitable
Dan Lawson Melissa Pietila Andrea Taylor
Lorraine Lawson John Pina Perry P. Taylor Foundation
Kevin K. Lee Judy Pipkin Sherri Terao Child Advocates of
Lillian Lew-Hailer Amy Plunkett John and Sandi Thompson
Donna Li Dodd Portman Robbie and Dave Thomson Placer County
Carl and Sharon L. Sally Porush Rick Toney Chili’s
Pam Prasad Debra Townley The Cheesecake Factory
Liljenstolpe Luis Preciado Kirsten and Chris Trapani Cirque Du Soleil Totem
Caroline Lin Richard H. Prendergast Debbie Tryforos Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
Jan Lindenthal Ken and Diane Price Margaret Tseng Cisco Systems, Inc.
Gretchen Lindquist Mary Priest Scott Tsugita Community Foundation of
Kathy Linton Amy Pruitt Delia Tsung
Debee and Doug Lockie Nancy Pyle Gloria Turner Monterey County
George and Lisa Lotti Brenda Quintero Terrence Twohy, L.M.T. Country Lane
Patricia Louie Laila Rahman Sue Umeda
Dan and Joy Loverro Nasi Raissian Jane Unger Elementary School
Leri Lunoz Jim Ralles Don Smith and Jessica Cupertino Girl Scouts
Griselda Lynam Jeffrey and Kim Ramirez
Mary M. MacDonald Brownie Troop
Melissa and Morgan eBay Foundation
eBay Matching Gifts
MacDonald Evergreen Valley Church
Gallo Family Fund

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GAP Santa Clara Valley City of San Jose Sherif Botros
Gifts for Teens Water District Housing Department Brett Boutorwick
Golden Sierra Job Christina E. Bryant
Santa Teresa Bottle Shop City of San Jose C. Bryan Cameron
Training Agency Santen, Inc. Safe Summer Initiative Pamela Camino
Golden State Warriors SAP Charitable Fund Christina Cary
SAP Labs, LLC The Housing Trust of Austin Changras
Community Foundation Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara County Aaron Chapman
Haven Church Ariana Chapman
Heffernan Insurance Brokers Youth Ministries Napa County Mental Health Christian Chapman
Help One Child Save Mart Supermarkets Placer County Adult Daniel F. Chernikoff
Heritage Bank of Commerce Savvis Communication Tammy Cherry
Hobee’s California Restaurants System of Care May K. Cheung
Housing Industry Foundation Corporation Placer County Children’s Michelle Cheung
Hunter Laboratories Schooner Timberwind Brian B. Cilker
Icing on the Cupcake Second Harvest Food Bank Emergency Shelter Sarah J. Cilker
iFoster Placer County Children’s Antony Copland
Ivy and Pearls Foundation of Santa Clara and Serita Cox
Jamba Juice San Mateo Counties System of Care Dana Cullinane
John Burton Foundation Seniors Council In-Kind Placer County Health and Anisha K. Dadhia
Joseph George Wine Shop Donation Program Siva Darivemula
Kelly Connelly Design & Print Shea Foundation Human Services Alexander deLeon
KidsFirst Sierra College Placer County Juvenile Christina Ruth Dhanaraj
Koinonia Family Services Sierra Forever Families Terri L. Dias
LDS Storehouse Silent Angels Probation Dennis Diokno
Lexus of Stevens Creek Silicon Valley Community San Benito County Jackie Dixon
Mattress Discounters; Foundation Jennifer Dong
Silicon Valley Council Mental Health Department Shelly C. Eberhart
Mattresses 4 Kids program of Nonprofits San Francisco County Priscilla Erwin
Mimi’s Cafe Sleep Train; Sleep Train Maria T. Farrales
Menlo Park Foster Kids Program Mental Health Department Joanne Finnerty
Smashburger San Mateo County Arianna Fiorillo
Presbyterian Church The Sobrato Organization Monte O. Fisher
My New Red Shoes The Sobrato Family Mental Health Department Kyle Eric Fowler
Nothing Bundt Cake Foundation Santa Clara County Sarah W. Fowler
Oakland Athletics Little A’s South Bay Construction Beth Fraker
Outback Steakhouse Sports Basement Department of Family and Shawna Garcia
Outreach Paratransit Sports Fever Children Services Melissa Garner
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. Stanford Football Alumni Santa Clara County Cheyenne Grant
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary Starbucks Department of Elizabeth Gonzales
Studio3 Design, Inc. Juvenile Probation Allison Gorman
& Thyme Stuffed Animals for Santa Clara County James J. Griffin
Patchen Tree Farms Emergencies Department of Mental Health Libby Gruender
Philantropic Ventures Sturm Media and Comm. LLC Santa Clara County Tanisha Gutierrez
Suhr Risk Services Department of Florian Hartl
Foundation SureWest Foundation, Inc. Social Services Shannon Hatfield
Pinatas La Fiesta Thought Matrix Santa Cruz County Heather Heath
Pride Industries TMFC, Inc. Mental Health Department Evan Helkowski
Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Tread Creative Deborah Helkowski
Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Uesugi Farms Volunteers Garg Hemanth
Ritz-Carlton San Francisco United Way Joanne Holan
Robert Lee & Associates Verizon Carl and Sheri Agers Ada Hua
Robin Hood Ministry W.L. Butler Construction, Inc. Michelle Aguilar Kim Hudson
Ropes & Gray Wells Fargo Bank David Alfonso Gregg Hurley
Safeway Foundation White House | Black Market Lisa M. Alloin Joshua David Hutchins
San Jose Conservation Whole Person Learning Diana Alrich Amelia Guasch
HOPE Program Patricia Archer-Ward Joan Jacobs
Corps’ YouthBuild Whole Person Learning Adrienne Aubry David J. Jenks
San Francisco 49ers YES Program Tom G. Baenziger Peyton Jenks
San Francisco Fire Winifred Johnson Clive Shveta Bagade Annie Johnson
Foundation Elaine Baldwin Aaron Johnson
Fighters Association Women’s Improvement Aleks Bariko Sachin Kaura
San Francisco Giants Club of Roseville Breonnie Barros Nya Kiele
San Jose Chapter of Joseph and Becky Basulto Christopher P. King
Government Joe Branch
the LINKS Walter J. Beckham
San Jose/Silicon Valley Amador County Mental Health Carli Becks
Ashley E. Behncke
Business Journal Benjamin Benitez
San Jose Water Company Berhann Beyene
San Jose Women’s Kelly Biggi
Debbie Blackwell
Softball League Katasha Blade
San Juan Bautista Child Kate A. Blessington
Linda Bortolus
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“Please think of the children first. If you ever have anything to do with their entertainment,
their food, their toys, their custody, their day or night care, their health care, their educa-
tion – listen to the children, learn about them, learn from them. Think of the children first.”

- Fred Rogers

(an excerpt from “the World According to Mr. Rogers, Important Things to Remember”)

Bill and Kate Klaben Kellee Mockabee Rachel Prendergast Kevin Sze
Tori Klaben Rachel S.L. Montana Chandler Ramirez Andrea Taylor
Briana Knowlton Cho Moon Puaolena L. Randall Mary M.Towns
Peter Lamas Erica A. Morales Brittany Randolph Diane Tran
Todd J. LaPietra Mark Morris Vivek Ranjan AJ Trapani
Felicia Larson Serena M. Muindi Michelle Rasina Gabriella Trapani
Lorraine Lawson Greg and Patricia Myerholtz S. Reed Rocco Trapani
Gavin Lynam Miranda Myerholtz Sheryl Reynolds Mindy Tubra
Joyce Lin Rajiv Kumar Mysari Marcia Riedel Jessica van der Gaast
Linda Yang Vanessa Namowicz Marim Rittler Elizabeth Veazie
Debee and Doug Lockie Marilyn and Jerry Nistler Willam F. Roach Lauren Marie Vroom
Lon Loudermilk Tina Ngo Alicia Roach Tina and Leo Wang
Parissa Koo Billy Nguyen Christina S. Robledo Jens E. Weitzel
Meghan MacDonald Lisa Nguyen Noella Robles Kimberly Wilcox
Kully K. Mandon Christina Nicholson Michele Rodman-Bilafer Linda Williams
Kyle Derek Martin Aslan Noghre-Lear Kelly W. Rogers Kathy Williams
Bruni Martinez Phuwarat Norchoovech Jan Rowe Phillip Williams
Tarah L. McConnell Daniel J. Novak Stephanie Rozak Raymond Neil Williams
Robert E. McGlynn Anita Nunes Anthony Sambas Teresa Williams
McGriff Family Laura Nunes Julianne Savage Taunie Womeldorf
Lauri McNally Katie O’Hara Wessy K. Seblega Jim Wood
Bridget McNiel Angelina Oribello Don Smith Laura J. Wren
Steve Mendez Won Hee Park Krista R. Sohmer Simon Yee
Yingjie Miao Lisa Peat Karina Soto Mark Yolton
Samantha Michaelson Patte Peregrina Cynthia A. Southerby Jason Yotopoulos
Michael R. Miller Heidi Pereira Lisa Breen Strickland Rebecca Young
Christina Miller Alberto B. Perez Ania Stukin Erin Bell Zaich
Kevin Miller Brian Pham Cristal Suazo Paul Dolby Zaich
Maricela Miranda Natalie Poley Cindy Sullivan

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Carl Agers, II, Chairman of the Board Santa Clara County
Jodi Krause, Vice President Administrative Office
Amanda Hurley, Treasurer 1400 Parkmoor Avenue
Barbara Hanly, Secretary Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
Board Members Tel: (408) 510-3480
Arvind Deogirikar Fax: (408) 510-3484
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Cedric Martin Santa Clara County
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